Philanthropists and classic car enthusiasts Peter and Merle Mullin have donated $15 million to the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. It is the largest gift in the school's 83-year history. "The commitment will help fund construction of a new industrial and transportation design facility, fuel campus growth and support future creative leaders," Art Center said in its announcement. "The proposed site of the new facility is on the five-acre Art Center South Campus located on the corner of Glenarm Street and Raymond Avenue, near the
entrance to the historic Arroyo Seco Parkway."
The Mullins had previously funded scholarships for Art Center students. Peter Mullin, the chairman of M Financial and chairman emeritus of MullinTBG, is chairman of the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard. The Mullins co-founded their own auto museum in Oxnard.