Walker Art Center

Addition and Expansion

Minneapolis, Minnesota


The Walker's 100,000-square-foot expansion and renovation enhances the artistic, educational and social experience for visitors. HGA collaborated with Swiss architect Herzog & de Meuron on the design, which features interplay of indoor and outdoor areas.

The expanded museum features galleries and gardens for the museum's growing collection, a technologically sophisticated performance space, a new-media laboratory, rooftop terraces, museum shop and underground parking. A key design feature is the "Town Square," which draws people for informal conversation, interactive learning, and community programs.<