SHA's Glassell School of Art, as a part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Expansion in Texas, has received the first AIA Houston Design Award of the evening on July 28, 2020 for one of four buildings over 50,000 SF.
Today the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has the unique chance to expand and unite its campus as an integral experience open to the community. As part of the Museum of Fine Arts Campus Expansion Masterplan, Steven Holl Architects designed the 93,000 SF Glassell School of Art as an integrated experience, and completed the building in 2018. The new 164,000-square-foot Kinder Museum Building, shaped by gardens of horizontal porosity open on all sides, will be open to the public in the Fall 2020.
ABOUT THE AWARDS: The AIA Houston Design Awards program recognizes design excellence in architecture, residential architecture, interior architecture, restoration/renovation, and urban design. Criteria to be used by the jury include quality of design, resolution of the program idea, sustainable responsibility, innovation, thoughtfulness, and technique.