The Seattle Asian Art Museum renovation by LMN Architects and landscape architect Walker Macy is set to open in February next year. The project takes the original, early 20th-century building and brings it up to 21st-century standards. The renovation includes the preservation of the 1933 building and Art Deco front façade and a new glass-enclosed park lobby overlooking the Olmstead-designed Volunteer Park. The Seattle Asian Art Museum has been closed since early 2017 as the museum’s historic building closed to address critical needs of infrastructure, accessibility, and program space. The $56 million project encompasses both the new park lobby and a new gallery, education studio, conservation center and community meeting room. The renovated and expanded space enables SAM to reimagine its installation of the permanent collection, showcase contemporary Asian art, and put conservation on public view.
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