Akron Art Museum

ADDING A MODERN FEEL TO A 100 YEAR OLD BUILDING

2007

Year Opened

63,000

Square Foot Addition

PROJECT TYPE

Museums

LOCATION

Akron, Ohio

OWNER

Akron Art Museum

ARCHITECT

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
Westlake Reed Leskosky

Akron Art Museum

Adding a Modern Feel to a 100 Year Old Building

For their first museum project in the United States, renowned international architect COOP HIMMELB(L)AU added their signature sustainable and innovative urbanism to the Akron Art Museum. Welty served as Construction Manager for this high-profile project, ensuring that the new parts of the building blended seamlessly with the old by incorporating design elements such as-  the Gallery Box interior features an extremely flexible exhibition space; the Roof Cloud, which hovers above the building, provides shade for exterior spaces and operates as a horizontal landmark for the city; and the crystal entry serves as an orientation and connection space.

Contact Us

3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 225
Fairlawn, Ohio 44333

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