The renovation and expansion to PAAM created a new architectural identity for the institution, while improving PAAM´s ability to display and store art. The objectives for the project included establishing a clear entry for the Museum that incorporated an existing historic structure; developing a clear sequence of gallery spaces that could be used individually or collectively; and expanding the Museum School and art storage areas. The project was realized in two phases. The first involved the renovation of the Hargood House and two galleries, making a library and expanding the office spaces. This was followed by a second phase of new construction.