The Cheech Marin Museum of Chicano Art

Project Team


The Cheech Marin Center, originally a library, is now a 61,420 SF art space. Design West Engineering provided controls development for HVAC systems that ensure precise temperature, humidity, and pressurization for artwork preservation.

Year & Location


Riverside, CA


About the Project

The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture and Industry is a 61,420 SF facility which was originally opened to the public as the Riverside Public Library in 1964 but is now converted to an art space that houses paintings, sculptures, and photography. Design West Engineering provided full controls development for water-cooled chiller, condensing boilers, and complex air handling units capable of temperature, humidification and pressurization control within extremely tight tolerances suitable for works of art.

Southern California

412 E. Vanderbilt Way
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Tel: 909.890.3700
Fax: 909.890.3770

Pacific Northwest

110 James St. Suite 106
Edmonds, WA 98020

Tel: 425.458.9700