Construction on a museum in Glendale devoted to Armenian history and culture will begin July 11, San Fernando Valley Business Journal reports.
In development for more than seven years, the Armenian American Museum, a two-story, 50,000-square-foot contemporary building, will rise at the southwest corner of Glendale Central Park.
The park block itself will soon after undergoing an $18.5 million upgrade.
Designed by Glendale architecture firm Alajajian Marcoosi Architects, with a distinctive contemporary exterior inspired by rock formations in Armenia, the museum building’s first floor will include a lobby, auditorium, administrative offices and learning centers.
The second floor will feature permanent and temporary exhibition galleries. The structure will also house a single level of basement parking.