Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The expansion adds more than 9300m² to the existing 22300m² building. The additional program includes a large sculpture garden, extensive new galleries, educational facilities, restaurant, cafe, library, administrative offices, and a landscaped, terraced parking deck.

Location Richmond, VA, USA
Date Completed 2010
Architect Rick Mather Architects
Architect SMBW
Landscape Architect Olin Partnership
Client Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Type Museums + Cultural Institutions
Status Built

L'Observatoire Intl Team
Principal Hervé Descottes
Project Leader Eleni Savvidou
Awards AIA Excellence in Architeture Award , 2010
RIBA Lubetkin Prize Shortlist , 2011
Press Architectural Record, Oct 2010
Photo Credits Bilyana Dimitrova Photography