Built 1988. Project Description: The project occupies the site of a former dairy and combines an art museum with a commercial development. Central features of this building include an openwork tower, and a curved and galvanized metal facade containing shops. The structure also features two other towers, a greenhouse structure, and the elevator draped with chain-link mesh. A courtyard, with a ramp for handicapped access, leads up to the art museum and restaurant housed in two renovated dairy structures. The towers were positioned to enhance views and draw potential customers into the court. Historic continuity was maintained by preserving some of the old dairy buildings. Project cost: $3 million. Project History: A major design issue for this project was to maintain the small-scale character of adjacent buildings. The street and adjoining sidewalks are heavily traveled by day or night. Sponsor/Developer: Sher Development/Santa Monica Museum of Art. Project Location: Main Street, Santa Monica, CA. Size: 34,500 sq. ft.