Green is the Color of Your Art Museum

Gallery Building & Gardens at Night

It was a thrill to announce to the media on Tuesday that the new 127,000 square foot gallery building will be very energy efficient–well beyond typical engineering standards, which gives us the “green” light to register for LEED certification (I’m hoping it will be at the gold level). In addition to exceptional energy efficiencies, the use of natural daylight throughout, controlled storm water runoff, and the development of cisterns for rainwater and AC condensation storage to sustain the landscape are key elements in the plan.

As the Museum’s 164-acre campus becomes melded with parkland and gardens, the natural world will become a full partner in the human experience with art. The new plaza and landscape architecture will unfold before your eyes over the next year.


  1. Posted April 15, 2009 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    It was a thrill to take part in the media tour as well. Thanks Dr. Wheeler for your vision, hard work, and environmental sensibility in creating this gorgeous new museum.

  2. Posted January 19, 2011 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    This looks out of this world!!!!!

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