Structural engineer of record for dramatic glass and steel jewel box over east courtyard of museum as well as new exhibit and support areas. 240,000 sf.
Weidlinger Associates is the structural engineer for the expansion of one of the world's great art museums. The master plan reinstates the organizational clarity of Guy Lowell's 1907 original plan, emphasizing the building's central axis, with main entrance to the south on Huntington Avenue and reopened north entrance on the Fenway. The exposed Richard and Helen Fraser Garden Court will form part of a "crystal spine" along the east-west axis. The structure consists of glass walls supported by horizontal tension cables and steel-framed glass roof. The new three-story East Wing with North and South pavilions will increase usable space by 27 percent.
Completion Date: 2010 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Owner or Client: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Prime Consultant(s): Foster + Partners; Childs Bertman Tseckares (CBT)