The Philadelphia Museum of Art Reopens
The Philadelphia Museum of Art opened the Frank Ghery designed Core Project to the public on Friday, May 7th. The renovation provides the museum with an additional 20,000 SF of new gallery space as well as the new Williams Forum, a 40-foot-high exhibition and event space. Keast & Hood worked with both the structural engineer of record, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, serving as the local engineer for the project and supported construction management, LF Driscoll at various points throughout CA. It is incredibly rewarding to see this cultural asset fully reopened to the public after multiple years and we are honored to have played a part in bringing it to fruition along with the rest of the amazing team!
Read more about this project in Architectural Record, “The Philadelphia Museum of Art Opens Long-Awaited Gehry-designed Galleries and Public Spaces” and don’t miss Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic, Inga Saffron’s review of the project here, “The Art Museum’s serious beauty.”