• Capabilities: Project Management
  • Sectors: Education

The Art Institute of Chicago Modern Wing

Chicago, Illinois, USA - The Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing is dedicated to modern and contemporary collections, housing new galleries, an education center including classrooms and studios, and a café.

33%

Increase in Museum Space
Chicago Art Institute Modern Wing

As a LEED silver certified addition, it is a model of sustainability, incorporating state-of-the-art technology. Most notably, the carefully engineered whole-roof shading device comprises project and site specific computer-modeled blades oriented to filter daylight into upper level galleries. This shading saves electricity consumption, controls heat gain and shields the artwork. Transparent exterior walls consist of a structural double skin glazing system which meets temperature and humidity conditions required for art, and surpasses energy code requirements.  The modern wing increased museum space by 33%. Art and museums breathe life into cities and Arcadis is proud to have provided project management services for multiple aspects of the museum, including the 650-foot-long bridge that connects the third floor to Millennium Park, one of Chicago’s most renowned attractions. The Art Institute helps draw tourists and locals alike to the neighborhood and the city. 

Chicago Art Institute Modern Wing

Outcomes

33%

Increase in Museum Space

Questions about this project

Justin Wright

Buildings Business Line President 312 286 5052
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