Designed by Reich+Petch and Moffat Kinoshita Architects Inc.
Featuring public galleries, administration office, restaurant, various workshops, object vaults, and a presentation area, one of the fundamental goals was to meet strict environmental requirements that are required, for example, by many traveling exhibitions. The ASHRAE standards for Museums, Art Galleries, and Archives is considered the defacto standard accepted by such organizations as the Canadian Conservation Institute. These standards were applied on the project in a cascading approach from minimal control (Class D) to precision control (Class AA) to suit the layout and operating parameters of the project.
The mechanical system relies on heating and cooling from the local utility while full DDC is employed to maintain close control and energy conservation measures.
2003 OAA - Honorable Mention for Architectural Excellence