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In the Footsteps of Ansel Adams


By Anne Pautler

Published Jan 1, 2014 8:00 AM

Broad Art Center / Adams 1966 / Cooley 2013
What Adams knew as “the new arts building” was officially named Dickson Art Center. Damaged by the 1994 Northridge earthquake, it was transformed into today’s Broad Art Center from 2003 to 2006. Architects Richard Meier & Partners reused the concrete structure but added the distinctive screen of horizontal blades and roofs that has changed the face of the building. These elements are functional as well as decorative: They filter the sunlight that pours into the renovated building. Both Adams and Cooley shot from the roof of Bunche Hall.


Photos by Ansel Adams (left) and Kevin Cooley (right)