Reimagining Museum Row; upending the general contractor industry

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A rendering of the Peter Zumthor design for LACMA, with the gallery spanning Wilshire Boulevard. Image courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner/The Boundary

Museum Row on Wilshire Boulevard is in the midst of some big changes, with major projects at the Petersen, Academy Museum, LACMA, La Brea Tar Pits and Craft Contemporary. Will these schemes be united, and how will they greet the street? And we'll hear about three architectural firms competing to reimagine La Brea Tar Pits.

Plus, working with a general contractor can often be a challenge, whether you're building a house or looking to remodel. The start-up Sweeten wants to disrupt the general contractor industry by matching clients with vetted contractors and monitoring the project through to completion.