Johnson Museum of Art Addition, Cornell University

Johnson Museum of Art Addition, Cornell University

Architect
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Location
114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Project Year
2011
Category
Universities


Exhibitions


Museums

Johnson Museum of Art Addition, Cornell University

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners as Design Architect

The expansion of Cornell University’s iconic 1973 museum, also designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, achieves its own presence without diminishing the authority of the original building.


Retaining the buff-colored, architectural board-formed concrete of the earlier structure, the addition establishes a clear visual connection with its predecessor while affirming its independent identity. The new building houses the museum’s significant Asian art collection and includes a 150-seat lecture room, art studio, galleries, administrative space, and a large art-storage area. In quiet contrast to its monumental neighbor, the 17,200-square-foot addition is integrated into a sloping swath of lawn north of the existing museum.

Project team
Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing
Concrete Consultant
Concrete Consultant
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