WERNER OTTO HALL
A New Home for the Busch-Reisinger Art Collection at Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Gwathmey Siegel & Associates
The project provided a new permanent home for the Bush Reisinger collection of 20th century Germanic art as well as an extensive expansion and renovation of the Fine Arts Library. The facility was added as a new wing to the Fogg Art Museum. The brief required the new wing to have its own identifiable modern character while nonetheless respecting its connection to the Georgian style Fogg Museum. The facility accommodated permanent and temporary gallery spaces, collection storage, and archive study space for the museum, as well as a new exterior entrance, new reading room and expanded collection space for the library. The building was built atop underground library space, which stayed in operation throughout the construction process.
Bruce Donnally was the Associate in Charge of this project with Gwathmey Siegel