Civic & Cultural

Getty Villa Museum | Malibu, CA

J. Paul Getty Trust


Civil Engineering

Meeting Aesthetic Challenges of 1st Century A.D. Re-Creation

The Getty Villa in Malibu is a re-creation of a first-century A.D. Roman country home. After an extensive $275-million restoration, the museum reopened as a center for comparative archaeology and cultures. The entire site has been expanded to include an outdoor amphitheater, central plaza, auditorium, café, and office and laboratory buildings.

Psomas provided civil engineering and surveying services for the renovation including grading, site retaining wall design, utility and roadway design, and erosion control plans.

The Psomas team had to meet the many challenges presented by the aesthetically-minded project in addition to numerous constraints ranging from Coastal Commission demands to Planning Commission issues.