Earlier this week, we were honored to join the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in celebrating the opening of its transformational campus expansion and development project!
Driven by goals to significantly expand its accessibility and enhance engagement with its local and global community, the renewed campus features a new gallery building, a transparent connecting bridge, and a series of extensive renovations to the existing buildings and landscape.
Designed by OMA and Cooper Robertson and implemented in collaboration with Gilbane, and Arc Building Partners, the program includes over 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibition space, a new education wing, and community gathering space.
In addition, a newly enclosed courtyard at the Knox Building features Common Sky, a site-specific art installation by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann of Studio Other Spaces. The signature artwork consists of a canopy of glass and mirrors that provides space that is fully open to the public and connects visitors with the historic Olmsted landscape.
Thank you to the Buffalo AKG Art Museum for entrusting us to support the strategic planning, approvals, and delivery of this incredible project! We were honored to have played a role in managing the overall project delivery, as well as overseeing the development of the Common Sky art installation.
Learn more about the opening event and project details in the Buffalo News.
© Photo by Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of the Buffalo AKG, OMA, Studio Other Spaces, and Cooper Robertson