Research, education and beauty are the three distinct identifiers that encompass the purpose of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens nestled in the highly attractive city of San Marino, California. In 1919, Henry Edwards Huntington signed over his property along with his impressive art and book collections to become a non-profit educational trust. In 2013, the makeover to update and remodel the establishment began.

The two year, $68 million restoration and construction project went underway with TriMark as the commercial kitchen design-build partner, establishing a large café with indoor and outdoor seating to accommodate the over 550,000 visitors The Huntington attracts each year. In April 2015, the grand reopening of this beautifully designed Education & Visitor Center took place with continued acclaim for the drastically improved amenities.

Compelling Facts:

  • The Huntington, in its entirety, is a 52,000 square foot facility
  • Thousands of scholars utilize this private, not for profit establishment to conduct research each year
  • The Huntington’s school programs serve tens of thousands of students and teachers annually
  • Registered scholars with The Huntington include Nobel Laureates, Oscar winners, Grammy winners and numerous Pulitzer Prize winners
  • The Botanical Gardens expands over 120 acres with the continual transitioning of fresh new blooms