3-D Building Technologies

Over 30 years of design, project management, construction administration and building assessment experience.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland, OH

Member of commissioning team, responsible for the architectural review of plans and specifications at each design phase for the expansion of the original museum. Provided comments on constructability and coordination of design details, and on project specifications.

building envelope commissioning/peer review for Cleveland Museum of ArtCleveland, OH



Project Description

The museum’s master plan celebrates the original and historic facility, showcases world-renowned collections, a natural landscape setting, and educational and performance-based programs. The project provides over 30 percent more gallery space to accommodate growing collections as well as larger temporary exhibitions. New gallery spaces allows the museum’s collections to be displayed in a more visually pleasing manner, and one that best tells the story of humankind’s creativity over 5,000 years. The campus also provides additional space for public programming and events, a lifelong learning center, a new café, and other visitor amenities.

The completed museum project features the existing architectural landmarks of the 1916 Beaux-Arts south building and the 1971 north building by Marcel Breuer. Two new additions, east and west wings, flank these landmarks—each ending in a glass-box gallery providing panoramic views of the museum’s park-like setting, as well as glimpses into the museum’s public spaces. A third new structure—an atrium—forms the north wall and encompasses a large courtyard with a glass canopy to crown the center of the campus.

New gallery space created through expansion: 35,300 sf; new educational space created through expansion: 20,000 sf; total new building: 592,500 sf.



Project Involvement

Member of commissioning team, responsible for the architectural review of plans and specifications at each design phase for the expansion of the original museum. Provided comments on constructability and coordination of design details, and on project specifications.

Testimonial

"…a true professional who has as much passion for his work as he does the clients he designs for. Drew has the unique ability to manage cross functional teams, coordinating multiple disciplines effectively. Drew is not only a great member of any team but has the experience and personality to mentor."

A.S. — Roseville, MN