Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Client: Rick Mather Architects + SMBW
Completion Date: 2009
The original Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was constructed in 1936, in Richmond and serves as a historic flagship art museum and educational facility for the Commonwealth.
In May of 2010, the museum opened a $150-million building expansion adding 165,000 square feet, increasing the museum’s gallery space by nearly 50 percent. During the recent atrium expansion project, Polysonics provided interior architectural acoustic design services for the gallery, exhibit spaces, lecture rooms and large public spaces, as well as the new “Main Street” Atrium with a triple height glass roof.
In addition to acoustics, Polysonics also provided HVAC systems design for noise control for all the gallery spaces to enhance the exhibit experience for museum guests.