The Mullin Automotive Museum is an homage to the art deco and the machine age – eras that produced exquisite art and magnificent automobiles. The museum is home to the finest historic French automobiles from the Bugatti to the Voisin as well as significant and representative decorative art from the 1920s and 1930s.
The museum building was previously owned by legendary newspaperman Otis Chandler who once housed a collection of vintage automobiles and motorcycles in what is now the revamped museum structure. After Mr. Chandler’s death in 2006, Mr. Mullin acquired the property, then called “The Vintage,” and began an extensive remodel utilizing the talents of architect David Hertz and contractor Interscape Construction. Interior design and fabrication were done by The Scenic Route.
David Hertz is the founder and president of Studio of Environmental Architecture of Santa Monica and has been an active participant in the environment and design communities for over two decades. Mr. Hertz has received numerous awards for architectural and materials design work. His work has been featured in many design publications including Dwell and Global Architecture. In 2007, the Los Angeles Chapter of AIA nominated him for the College of Fellowship. Mr. Hertz has served on the faculty of SCI-Arc, UCLA, and Art Center College of Design.
The 46,821 square foot museum incorporates elements that reference the past as well as the present in its distinctive design. The museum includes a roof garden, theater, gift shop and archives.
The Museum was designed with the environment in mind. The structure includes a solar photovoltaic roof system to capture energy and a planted "green" roof, making the building less dependent on traditional sources of power.
The Mullin Automotive Collection Private Division also reflects the strong Mullin commitment to the LEED Gold Level program and their goals for the environment. Located in Los Angeles, this structure ….more