Proposed new entry to the University Museum. Map detail

University Museum Masterplan

3300 Block of South Street

Phase: Planned

Planning Strategy:
The goal of this study is to provide the University Museum with a comprehensive planning document that reflects the Museum’s strategic initiatives, analyzes programmatic and spatial organization, circulation, entry, wayfinding, servicing, and infrastructure while suggesting conceptual design opportunities for a phased approach to the long-term physical development of the Museum.

Phase I includes a new West Entrance, “Courtyard Gallery”, and restoration of Harrison Auditorium.

The plan is a comprehensive guide for the restoration and mechanical systems upgrade of the existing 400,000 gross square foot historic facility and a blueprint for adding an additional 100,000 gross square feet. The first phase is a $55 million project that creates a new west entrance facing the campus, clarifies visitor circulation via a new central gallery and reinvests in the existing building, including a fully restored Harrison Auditorium. The completed project will improve access for all guests and individuals with disabilities. Parking will be provided in a new garage envisioned in a later phase. Public space opportunities to the south and west of the museum will be designed in coordination with the future phases of the Perelman Center for Advance Medicine (CAM).

Total Project Cost:

Estimated 37,250 GSF of new construction


David Chipperfield Architects

Project Manager:
Brenda Loewen

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