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Mennello Museum Expansion Design Wins Progressive Architecture Award

The expansion design of the Mennello Museum of American Art (Website) at 900 E. Princeton Street (MAP) was selected is a winner in the 67th Annual Progressive Architecture Awards.


The awards are presented to six projects once a year.


The architects are Brooks + Scarpa.


The expansion is expected to cost $20 million and will include the following:


  1. 40,000 square-foot museum facility integrated around the current 12,000 square-foot museum building

  2. Increase the number and quality of programs, opportunities, and amenities to better serve our growing audiences

  3. Create a cultural destination on beautiful Lake Formosa designed to preserve and reimagine our green space, the intimacy of the Dr. Phillips Home, walking and bike paths, and sculpture garden

  4. Welcoming and inclusive space for the highest caliber of exhibitions and programs to best attract audiences

  5. Expand family-friendly and diverse art education programs to serve the community

  6. Multi-purpose spaces for earned income; events, weddings, classrooms, and conference room

  7. Ability to seat 250 and accommodate 400+ for standing indoor & outdoor events

  8. Attract larger audience through new branded tourism efforts

  9. Greater impact in the art and economic prosperity of the region


The expansion design was featured in the March 2020 issue of Architect magazine. Click to View.


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Rendering Credit: Brooks + Scarpa

Rendering Credit: Brooks + Scarpa

Credit: Brooks + Scarpa

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