A Gluckman Mayner Architects project; Mark Fiedler and Martin Marciano - Project Managers
As part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s overall master plan, an existing landmark Art Deco building located across the street from the main building was renovated and expanded to include the curatorial departments of Prints Drawings and Photographs, Costumes and Textiles and 20th Century Design. The existing structure houses primarily non-exhibit functions including administrative offices, conservation labs, art storage, the museum library, café and bookstore. The 60,000-square-foot addition is joined to the back of the building with a skylit galleria and contains exhibition spaces as well as compact art storage on the second floor. The project required extensive jurisdictional approvals at the state and local level, as well as numerous presentations to local community groups.
Photos by David Heald.