Architect chosen for new Cheech Marin Center in Riverside
By Ryan Hagen
Architectural services for the new Cheech Marin Center of Chicano Art, Culture and Industry in downtown Riverside will be provided by the firm Page & Turnbull.
The City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 24 approved a $100,000 professional services agreement with the firm, which covers the first phase of work to turn the existing downtown main library into the Cheech Marin Center.
The library will be housed in a new building several blocks away.
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A panel including Marin and representatives from the City of Riverside and the Riverside Art Museum interviewed 11 applicants, according to a news release.
Page & Turnbull has more than 40 years of experience with historical buildings including Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, Institute for Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Asian Art Museum in San Francisco and Ferry Building in San Francisco, the release said.
The project is expected to cost $7 million to $10 million in total.