Milwaukee Art Museum, Expansion and Renovation

New Pathways Welcome, Engage, And Inspire

The Milwaukee Art Museum expansion and renovation elevates the museum’s status as a national cultural icon. The two-story, 120,000-SF addition overlooking Lake Michigan features additional gallery space, cafe, sculpture collection, and gathering spaces. Floor-to-ceiling windows take advantage of lakeside views. The exterior incorporates earthy-toned zinc and copper panels that match the adjacent War Memorial building.


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Building Type

Museums & Cultural Centers


120,000 SF

  • 2017 IES/IIDA Section Guth Award for Interior Lighting Design
  • 2016 Engineering News Record, ENR Midwest Best Cultural Project
  • 2016 AIA Wisconsin Merit Award
  • 2016 Wisconsin Commercial Real Estate Women Judges' Choice Award
  • 2016 Milwaukee 2015 Mayor's Design Excellence Award
  • 2016 Daily Reporter/Wisconsin Builder, Top Projects of 2015
  • 2015 Architectual Engineering Institute, Best Overall Project

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