AK360 Development and Expansion

AK360 Development and Expansion

The AK360 Campus Development and Expansion Project — led by OMA with Cooper Robertson — is the third time the museum has grown in the course of its history, each time at intervals of approximately 60 years - in 1905 with its first permanent home and in 1962 with its last expansion.

The new expansion will add 30,000 square feet of exhibition space, including adding state-of-the-art space for presenting special exhibitions. The new building will also incorporate several visitor amenities and is envisioned to have a wraparound promenade that visually connects the interior of the building with the surrounding Frederick Law Olmsted Delaware Park.

Details

Client

Albright-Knox

Website
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Location
Buffalo, NY
Site Area
118,000 GSF (new); 28,300 GSF (renovation)
Completion Date
Summer 2022
Construction Cost
$160 million
Collaborators
  • OMA Design Architect

  • ARUP Structural Engineer
    and Lighting Designer

  • BuroHappold Engineering MEP Engineer

  • Thornton Tomasetti Façade and Waterproofing

  • Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Landscape Architect

  • Wendel Civil Engineer
    and Landscape Architect

  • Jaffe Holdenr Acoustic Engineer

  • Philip Habib & Associates Transportation and Parking

  • Jacob Doland Beer Food Service Consultant

  • Van Deusen Associates Vertical Transportation

  • CostPlus Cost Estimating

  • Friday Group Specifications

  • Paul Battaglia Code and Life Safety

  • Preservation Studios Historic Preservation

  • Lite Lab Museum Lighting