Architect: Foster + Partners
Year Completed: 2014
Photography: Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
IIDA Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award of Excellence for Interior Lighting Design, 2011
George Sexton Associates provided artificial and natural lighting design services for this museum expansion and renovation project.GSA provided lighting design for gallery, public, retail, and office spaces as well as the back entrance. With the opening of the Art of the Americas wing, Museum of Fine Arts Boston has integrated a new and cutting-edge building within the fabric of a historic and venerable museum institution. The Foster + Partners design not only provides a new suite of galleries, a glass-enclosed atrium, new offices and administrative spaces, it also re-establishes the historic North-South axis of the building with renovated entrances and a new visitor information center. The challenge of this lighting design was to achieve the best possible presentation of the artwork and architecture while meeting rigorous conservation requirements and a strict energy budget.