Two designs from MAD Architects have been released for a museum to be built by filmmaker George Lucas for his collection of American art, illustration, and memorabilia. Months after the Chicago site was abandoned following opposition that stalled the project, San Francisco and Los Angeles are now the two sites back in the running.
One design is for Treasure Island, along San Francisco's waterfront, while the other is in Exposition Park, in Los Angeles, near the Natural History Museum.
The concept design for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art looks similar for both cities. Exterior profiles are low-lying compared to the Chicago proposal. San Francsico's includes more inside public space overlooking the Bay while the Los Angeles design includes a park-like space underneath the elevated structure. Both plans call for between 265,000 and 275,000 net square feet and 90,000 - 100,000 square feet of gallery space.
The Lucas Museum plans to decide on the site by early 2018.