Tour: Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum at CSULB
January 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for a very special sneak peek and behind the scenes tour of the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum and its multi-million dollar renovation not yet open to the public. Learn about the history of the 50+ year old original mid-century modern structure and the new design and implementation of an additional 4,000 square feet of exhibit space that brings the total square footage to 11,000, with new outdoor gardens and seating areas, reading and archives room, visitor’s lobby and reception area, state of the art education laboratory, retail shop, temperature-controlled storage vault, and three permanent gallery spaces with multipurpose uses.
The tour will also include a visit to the sm[ART]box by Doris Sung and TBM Designs. The structure repurposes a 20-foot steel shipping container and uses smart material-based technology that re-invented thermostatic bimetal (tbm) as an exterior building element to respond to solar heat.
Attendees will learn about the seismic upgrades required of for a project of this size.
Attendees will learn about the accessibility upgrades that bring this original 50-year old public space into the 21st century.
Attendees will learn about LEED Silver Certification and the energy efficiencies incorporated into the project’s structure and landscaping.
Attendees will learn about the original mid-century modern design by campus architect Edward Killingsworth, FAIA, and this adaptive reuse incorporating high-tech materials. Attendees will be introduced to smart material-based technology.
Thank you to our program sponsor!