UCLA Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles originally opened in 1990 to provide the public with access to contemporary art collections. The museum’s impressive collection and diverse exhibitions are a testament to artistic innovation and expression. Named after its benefactors, Dr. Armand Hammer and his wife, the Hammer Museum boasts remarkable permanent collections and rotating exhibitions showcasing emerging artists’ works, public programs, and artist talks. In 1994, the Museum and UCLA agreed to allow UCLA to assume the management and operations of the institution. Since its opening, the building has undergone substantial renovations, such as completing the 300-seat Billy Wilder Theater and the museum café.

Coffman is providing fire protection and mechanical engineering services for the smoke evacuation system at the UCLA Hammer Museum. The client engaged Coffman to assess the system and validate its original and agreed-upon requirements. Our team of engineers is evaluating, testing, inspecting, and surveying the existing system, designing upgrades, and supporting coordination efforts with the UCLA Fire Marshal.


  • Education


  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering