MFAH, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation Tour
July 27, 2022
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
1106 Binz St
Houston, TX 77004
Brought to you by the Committee On The Environment
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON SARAH CAMPBELL BLAFFER FOUNDATION CENTER FOR CONSERVATION TOUR
sponsored by COTE/Committee on the Environment
DATE: July 27, 4pm
ADDRESS: 1106 Binz St. Houston, TX
Meet at the Museum Visitor Center (first floor of the garage)
A two-story, state-of-the-art facility to house the Museum’s conservation department. Designed by Lake|Flato Architects, the facility brings the Museum’s distinguished conservation teams together on the main campus for the first time, in one of the largest, continuous spaces for conservation anywhere.
The new 38,577 SF Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation brings all of the MFAH’s conservation departments together under one roof, creating one of the largest spaces dedicated to conservation in the world. Designed by Lake|Flato Architects, the center was constructed on top of an existing MFAH parking garage with lighting as the primary driving factor for the design: a soaring ceiling and clerestory windows flood the studio bays — areas for painting, sculpture, and decorative arts — with essential northern light; facilities requiring darkness and support spaces are located on the inward side and between the studios. The new structure is heavy timber with DLT roof ceiling construction.
ARCHITECT: Lake|Flato Architects
ARCHITECT OF RECORD: Kendall / Heaton Associates, Inc.
AIA CREDIT: 1.0 LU
- AIA, AIA Assoc. and AIAH Affiliate Member - $5
- Non-Member - $10
- COTE Committee Member - $0