Friday, December 1, 2023

Ricardo Legoretta, Designer of Two Landmark San Jose Museums, Passes Away at 80

Tech Museum of Innovation. Photo by Joe Kleiman.
The San Jose Mercury News reports on the architect of the Children’s Discovery Museum and the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA, USA.  Legoretta also designed the new building for the Ft. Worth Museum of Science and History in Ft. Worth, TX, which opened in 2009.

Above all, Ricardo Legoretta understood the light of San Jose. The Mexico City architect, who designed the Children’s Discovery Museum and the Tech Museum of Innovation, died Friday at 80. He left behind a legacy of color and drama — and a story about bubble-gum pink paint.”


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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