Saint Louis Art Museum Expansion

Market
Cultural Institutions & Non-Profit
Size
$20 Million or more
Division
GC / CM
Square Footage
200,000
Noteworthy

Sensitive environment, Concrete coffered ceiling

LEED
Concrete
Preconstruction

The Tarlton-Pepper-KAI joint venture successfully completed the LEED Gold expansion of the historic Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. London-based architect David Chipperfield’s design called for an addition to the east and south of the original 1904 Cass Gilbert-designed building, with a dark, polished concrete fa├žade incorporating Missouri river aggregate.

 

The 40,000 sf cast architectural concrete coffered ceiling is believed to be the first of its kind in an art museum. The project represents a 30 percent increase in the museum’s gallery and public space, allowing for touring exhibitions and for broader display of collections with more than 30,000 objects. A new below-grade garage with 300 spaces more than doubled parking capacity.


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