THE MODERN WING AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Throughout a ten-year close collaboration with design architect The Renzo Piano Building Workshop, IDEA in our role as the Architect of Record provided significant architectural services and team management for all phases of this new 250,000 gallery and education building.

Project Details

The Modern Wing features new galleries for Modern art, Contemporary art, Architecture, and Photography collections, and a dedicated gallery for special exhibitions. The new main entrance that fronts on Millennium Park leads visitors down a Main Street flooded with natural light that provides access to the Ryan Education Center, an outdoor sculpture garden, a rooftop sculpture terrace and restaurant connected to Millennium Park by the new Nichols Bridgeway, a gift shop and the extensive galleries. A signature feature of the building is the “flying carpet” that floats above the east pavilion shading the sky lit galleries below.

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