The Pavilion for Japanese Art at LACMA was one of the last projects by architect Bruce Goff and in progress at the time of his death in 1982. It was completed to widespread acclaim under the supervision of architect Bart Prince, Goff’s collaborator for nearly 15 years. Both have been lauded as originators of the Organic style of architecture, a form that departs from conventional architectural styles to offer buildings that are entirely site- and client-specific.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Pavilion for Japanese Art, Bart Prince discusses his own work, his collaboration with Bruce Goff, and the design of the Pavilion for Japanese Art. Prince, who collaborated with Goff between 1968 and 1982, has been called one of the most creative architects working in America today.