A free-standing, 6,000-square-foot gallery to be built as part of the Pacific Design Center's expansion will be named in honor of Murray Feldman, president and executive director of the the center who died July 26.
When Feldman began working on the Design Center in 1972, most firms, from marketing to architects and interior designers, were spread out along Beverly and Robertson boulevards in West Hollywood. Feldman's goal was to build one large complex where all those firms could do business.
The Design Center, which opened at San Vicente Boulevard and Melrose Avenue in 1976, has become the largest marketplace for design professionals on the West Coast.
The Murray Feldman Gallery will house changing exhibitions of architecture, design, crafts, art and fashion. Construction will begin next month, and completion is scheduled for next summer.