Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Art Museum
Construction Manager
Skanska USA Building
Emersion Design LLC
Completion Date
Construction Cost
$13.3 million
Project Size
40,000 SF
LEED Certified

The existing facility consisted of the original building and numerous additions that created small spaces with no flow. This project opened up multiple areas, creating large gallery spaces and allowing for cohesive flow through the building. The renovation created approximately 15,000 square feet of gallery and exhibition space, and included the creation of the Rosenthal Education Center – a space for families to discover the museum in a fun, safe and very immersive manner.

There were complex renovations to three existing buildings including the Adams – Emery Wing and the Alms Addition to the 1880’s original structure. The project involved significant modifications to the existing structure consisting of masonry bearing walls and a concrete pan joist floor system. Existing office spaces were relocated and the existing auditorium was turned into open gallery space. Original window openings were restored for new windows to let light into the Schmidlapp Gallery, creating inviting space both within the gallery and the adjacent courtyard.

This LEED Certified renovation is now home to staff offices, the new Rosenthal Education Center and Archives.