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Architects challenge expansion plans for La Jolla's Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)

Architects challenge expansion plans for La Jolla's Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)

An attempt to change elements of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s (MCASD) $75 million expansion at 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla is stirring controversy in the architecture world mere weeks before the expansion gets underway.

A petition against the plan — approved unanimously by the City Planning Commission last year — has so far gathered 75 signatures, including those of some of architecture’s major players (the chief architecture curators at the Museum of Modern Art, the MAXXI Museum and the Getty Research Institute, and the co-architect of the last museum expansion, Denise Scott Brown).

At least a dozen architecture news organizations are closely following the...

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