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Museum of Art wins Design Award

Story posted August 12, 2008

The newly renovated and expanded Bowdoin College Museum of Art is the recipient of a design award from the Boston Society of Architects 2008 Honor Awards.

The Museum of Art was one of seven projects, out of a field of 135 entries, selected to receive an Award for Design.


The Museum of Art project will be among those featured at Build Boston, a BSA-sponsored convention and tradeshow for design, building and management professionals, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, November 18-20, 2008.

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The design, by architects Machado and Silvetti Associates of Boston, creatively combines a preservationist's techniques with new architecture that respectfully enhances the old.

It integrates the Museum's traditional features with a dramatic new entry pavilion, an inviting glass curtain wall, and a complete renovation of the entire interior of the building.

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This includes an underground expansion, which provides 43 percent more space than the original building while preserving the landmark structure, and increases the number of galleries from nine to fourteen.

Following the ambitious $20.8 million renovation and expansion project, the Museum celebrated its public reopening and its renewed position as the cornerstone of the arts and culture at Bowdoin on October 14, 2007.

Read about the Museum of Art's grand reopening here.

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