Margaret M. Walter Wing

Columbus Museum of Art

Margaret M. Walter Wing

Columbus Museum of Art

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This expansion project, the third phase of a three-part master plan, consisted of a major addition of 50,000 SF, a major renovation of the 40,000 SF 1974 wing of the Museum and associated site work related to the new main entrance, new sculpture garden and outdoor spaces

North and south facing cinematic facades allow a view of activity within to the passerby and allow museum visitors to look out to the city

New Pavilion event space addition of 4,800 SF with seating for 200 guests

22,000 SF increase in gallery space, allowing for more than three times the amount of works on view

8,300 SF increase of temperature and humidity controlled art storage space

LEED Silver Certified



Columbus Underground: Winner of the 2016 AIA Columbus Honor Award
Columbus Landmarks Foundation: Winner of the 2016 James B. Recchie Design Award
Wall Street Journal: The Best Architecture of 2015
Columbus Monthly: The New Columbus Museum of Art: An Illustrated Guide
Columbus Underground:
New CMA Ready for Grand Opening
HyperAllergic: With Custom-Designed Galleries and Cinematic Facades, Columbus Museum of Art Opens New Wing
The Columbus Dispatch: Expanded art museum ready to reopen
Azure Magazine: A Sneak Peek at the Columbus Museum of Art


94,000 SF

Awards, accreditations, & recognition

Project Size 94 Thousand SF
Project Completion 2015
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