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Glenstone Museum Administrative Offices

Glenstone Museum Administrative Offices
Award of Excellence
Best of the Best Interiors

Project Team

Glenstone Foundation - (Owner)
Stantec Architecture - (Architect)
HITT Contracting - (General Contractor)
Mark G. Anderson Consultants - (Project Management)
Thomas Phifer & Associates - (Museum Architect)

Executive Summary

When considering the design of the administrative offices for Glenstone Museum, the design team was keenly aware of the client’s desire to create an interior space that achieves balance between people, architecture, landscape, and art. Working closely with Mitchell and Emily Rales, Museum founders, and lead architect for the museum,Thomas Phifer, the team’s design is a continuation of the Museum’s rational aesthetic approach, using only those materials already expressed in the Museum’s architectural palette; wood, glass, stainless steel, and concrete. The resulting space is an open, light filled, serene work environment that appears to be carved out of the Museum concrete block. Two large glass walls frame the space, one external exposing the user to the landscape and sculpture garden, the other internal spanning the length of the space and delineating the private spaces, such as offices, library, and docent’s lounge. The careful orchestration of all the components, from materials to systems, furniture to art, is meant to produce a space where, in the words of the founders, all disciplines are understood as interrelated. At Glenstone, design expression recedes to support the contemplation of art, and in this case, the people that inhabit the space.

“Glenstone is a place that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment”

    -Emily Rales and Mitchell Rales, Glenstone Museum Founders
THANK YOU TO OUR AWARDS SPONSORS
CLARK COAKLEY WILLIAMS CONSTRUCTION COSTAR GROUP FORRESTER JBG SMITH TRAMMELL CROW


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