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Machado Silvetti   2015

The Getty North Campus

Project Data
Completion 2006
Project Size 2,800,000 sf, 91,000 new construction
Construction Cost $275 million (total)
Type of Project Renovation and New Construction
Role Design Architect/Campus Master Planner
Responsibilities Planning, Concept Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
Owner The J. Paul Getty Trust
Project Team Role
SPF:a Executive Architect
Nabih Youssef & Associates Structural Engineer
Ove ARUP Mechanical & Plumbing Engineers
Laschober & Sovich Food Services Consultant
Fisher Dachs Theater Consultant
PSOMAS Civil Engineer
Denis L Kurutz/Korn Randolph Landscape Architect
LAM Partners Lighting Design
Facundo de Zuviria Photographer
The Getty Villa North Campus

Centered around two courtyards, the North Campus houses research and teaching laboratories, curatorial and administrative offices, conference and seminar space, art conservation laboratories, a staff lounge, loading and grounds maintenance facilities as well as a 200 car staff parking facility.

The Getty Villa North Campus
The Getty Villa North Campus
The Getty Villa North Campus
The Getty Villa North Campus

Bowdoin College Museum

Project Data
Completion 2007
Project Size 19,100 sf (renovation)
14,420 sf (new)
Construction Cost $14 million
Type of Project Renovation and New Construction
Role Design Architect/Architect of Record
Responsibilities Planning, Concept Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Construction Administration
Owner Bowdoin College
Project Team Role
Lim Associates, Inc.
Richmond So Inc.
Structural Engineers
Altieri Sebor Wieber MEP / FP
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Waterproofing/Building Envelope Engineers
Carol R. Johnson Associates Landscape Architect
LAM Partners Lighting Designer
Collective Wisdom Specifications
Van Deusen Elevator Design
Facundo de Zuviria Photography
The Bowdoin Museum

Bowdoin College holds one of the oldest collegiate art collections in the country, dating from 1811.

The Bowdoin Museum

Improving the efficiency of art movement throughout the museum was critical to allow for the increased access of students to lecture-specific objects within the classroom, facilitate the hanging of exhibitions, and increase opportunities for inter-museum art loans.

The Bowdoin Museum

Teaching and art storage spaces were located adjacent to the elevator and Museum offices were located with direct access to storage spaces and in close proximity to multiple gallery entrances.

The Bowdoin Museum

New offices in the excavated lower level with direct access to archival storage and in close proximity to multiple gallery entrances and seminar rooms.

The Bowdoin Museum

State of the art climate control system installed in historic Upper Level galleries. Innovative use of wall cavities as return air Plenums protects artwork and maintains historic building side warming of load bearing masonry walls.

The Chazen Museum of Art

Project Data
Completion 2011
Project Size 86,000 sf (renovation)
14420 sf (new)
Construction Cost $29.5 million
Type of Project Renovation and New Construction
Role Design Architect
Responsibilities Planning, full design, partial construction services
Owner Chazen Museum of Arts
Project Team Role
Continuum Architects + Planners Associate Architect
Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer and Associates Structural Engineer
Ring & Duchateau Mechanical Engineers
PSJ Engineering Plumbing & FP Engineer
Bloom Companies Civil Engineer
Reed Hilderbrand Associates Landscape Architect
LAM Partners Lighting Consultant
Professional Audio Designs Audio-Visual Consultant
Architect's Security Group Security Design
Inside/Outside Curtain Designer
Anton Grassl Photographer
The Chazen Museum of Art

As a teaching museum, Chazen includes a 140-seat auditorium, art classroom, print and object study rooms, and art preparatory facilities?all of which are highly accessible to the public and students alike, to encourage and promote visual literacy.

The Chazen Museum of Art

As part of the addition for the Museum, the project team also rethought the relationship of this academic department and the university's collection in order to nurture and maintain the important cross-disciplinary relationship between the Museum and its art department.

The Chazen Museum of Art

The print and drawing room has special cabinets that fold down for the viewing and storage of prints. Cork floors are both comfort to stand on as well as sound absorption for a quiet environment.

The Chazen Museum of Art
The Chazen Museum of Art

The object study room is for non-curated display and is open to the public. Its primary role is to create a space that would allow for the community, scholars, teachers and students to have access to certain pieces of art upon request.

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