Virginia Museum of Fine Art
For this short-listed extension proposal to the existing VMFA building, our scheme took several complimentary steps in forming a new museum experience. A new façade replaced an earlier expansion to one side of the original museum to reconcile circulation and continue the enfilade of rooms into a new wing.
An elevated new wing gathered a large outdoor entrance space and sculpture garden while creating space for a new contemporary collection. Elevating the new wing created a large outdoor covered space that provided shelter for a group entrance while linking to the larger grounds of the museum site.
Project Leader for Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architectsv