"Angell Hall, Auditorium B, followed by a reception at UMMA. Alumni Memorial Hall, the Museum of Art?s home since its founding in 1946, is about to change, with a dramatic expansion and renovation planned for the coming years. Developed by Allied Works Architecture (AWA) of Portland, Oregon under the leadership of principal architect Brad Cloepfil, the design answers a number of urgent programmatic needs while responding to significant site and urban planning challenges?although within a distinctly contemporary visual vocabulary that moves the Museum facility into the twenty-first century.
Architect Brad Cloepfil will present the design, place it in a broader architectural context, and discuss the process through which the design was developed. Doug Kelbaugh, Dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, will offer a response, and UMMA Director James Steward will moderate discussion, including fielding questions from the audience. Following the program, to be held next door to the Museum in Angell Hall, guests are invited to UMMA for refreshments and conversation."
Added by arborupdate on September 8, 2004