Chazen Museum of Art

Madison, WI

The Chazen Museum of Art Expansion is a component of the University’s East Campus Development Plan which calls for the creation of a contemporary and technologically advanced arts and humanities district. The intent of this project was to expand gallery and support space and fulfill the University’s mission of education, research and outreach in the arts.

Findorff constructed an 81,000 square foot addition to the Chazen Museum that nearly doubled gallery space for the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. New object study rooms, storage for artwork, a 160-seat auditorium for lectures and films, and a larger Museum Shop were also created.

The newly improved Chazen Museum of Art was completed in September 2011, just in time for its grand opening in October. Since the opening, community members and museum attendees have raved over this spectacular new addition that not only provides beautiful new aesthetics to the building, but also allows for more people to enjoy shows and celebrate the arts!

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Attributes /

Additions and Remodels
Historic Renovations

Architect /

Machado & Silvetti /Continuum

Awards /

2011 In Business Commercial Design Award
Daily Reporter Top Projects Award
Madison Trust for Historic Preservation Award
In Business Project of the Year Award
AIA Wisconsin Honor Award
WCREW Impact Award for Achievement