Academy Art Museum Renovation & Courtyard Entrance

Cultural, Historic, Historic

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Located in Easton, Maryland, the Academy Art Museum is a cultural arts center, serving the community through exhibitions and a broad spectrum of arts programs as well as housing an impressive art collection. The museum occupies one of Easton’s historic landmarks, the original chartered “School House” constructed in 1820. Later additions connected to the adjacent Thomas-Hardcastle house with new program space and the creation of an outdoor courtyard.

The project re-orients the visitor through the construction of a delicate glass entry pavilion designed to be sympathetic and deferential to its historic context. The renovated courtyard paving and landscape elements create a new outdoor space that serve as a welcoming entry and location for events. Interior alterations of the main atrium greet visitors with a new sense of arrival and serve as a hub for activity in the museum.


Steve ZigerJeremy Chinnis; Ann Powell

Location: Easton, MD

Owner: Academy Art Museum

New Construction: 190 SF

Renovation: 6,000 SF

Est. Cost: $1.4M