Rose Art Museum2004
Waltham, MA35000 sf
The design for the renovation and expansion of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University strives to create a unified and distinctive presence for the diverse complex of building, currently housing the contemporary art collections. The current museum is comprised of three different buildings: the original gallery built by Max Harrison Abramovitz in 1961, a brick support building built in1973 and the Lois Foster Wing in 2001. Our goal was to integrate the new and renovated program economically, functionally and aesthetically within the context of the existing surroundings. We provided spacious, well-lit and joyous places for working and viewing art. We emphasized the positive attributes of the existing museum while correcting previously unresolved deficiencies. The Rose Art Museum is one of the largest contemporary art museums in the region. The addition aspires to make the new museum a world-class facility worthy of its prominent collection.