The Getty Villa | Malibu, California
Carnevale & Lohr
Bell Gardens, California
Machado & Silvetti Associates
Morley Construction Company
Commercial Exterior Award of Excellence by the M.I.A.
“Clearly a masterpiece of stone usage. Unique design elements impeccably conceived. Unexpected patterns and rich combination of a variety of stonework. Contemporary yet timeless. The epitome of creative stonework.” —Judges Comments
The Getty Villa Renovation in Malibu was completed in January, 2006. It was a complex project which included two distinct subproject. The first being the complete renovation of the Getty Museum built in 1972, and the second being new construction of additional buildings directly adjacent to and surrounding the original museum. Stones used in this project came from Italy, Spain, Turkey, China, Greece and the United States. They were specifically selected by the architect for their color and ability to support the design intent of the villa itself. Many trips were made overseas to the quarries to elect exact blocks and oversee production of finished materials. In all, about 35 containers of stone were brought in for the project.