Photo by Chuck Choi

Solution

Museum of Fine Arts Expansion

Boston, MA

Market: Cultural

Client

CBT Architects

Completion

2010

Awards

2012 People's Choice Award, Boston Society of Architects
2011 RIBA International Prize, Royal Institute of British Architects
2011 Lubetkin Prize Short List, Royal Institute of British Architects

Rendering courtesy of Foster + Partners

Photo by Chuck Choi

The new Art of the Americas wing opens to the existing building through a glass-enclosed, 63 ft high central courtyard, which serves as a gathering and reception area. The project involved demolishing portions of the east wing, constructing new gallery space, enclosing the east courtyard, and renovating areas of the existing structure. SGH consulted on the design and construction of the entire building enclosure, with the goal of providing reliable enclosure systems for controlling water leakage, moisture migration, and condensation.