High Museum of Art Meier Building Renovation

High Museum of Art Meier Building Renovation

Atlanta, GA

Lord Aeck Sargent was chosen to renovate and restore the High Museum of Art's original facility.

The building, located in midtown Atlanta, was designed by renowned architect Richard Meier. Acclaimed for both its architecture as well as the treasures inside, the museum has been re-configured to meet the changing needs of the museum and restored to greater reflect its original design intent.

As part of the first phase of renovation, the gallery floors were modified to balance the needs of the permanent collection and the abundance of natural light with the openness of the original gallery configuration. Comprehensive conversations with the Director and curators resulted in a complete chronological sequence of galleries that combine painting and sculpture with the decorative arts. Six special interpretive galleries with hands-on interactive devices have been inserted at strategic points to more actively engage the visitors in an art dialogue.

As part of the second phase, the Education Level was redesigned for expanded use by the High Museum's Education Department. This level houses the art education program including a resource center for local teachers and the public to buy and borrow art education materials. Two children's workshops and a lecture room with full audio visual capabilities were created. In addition, a new public gathering/gallery space was developed for use by school groups.


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