The Morgan Library and Museum, New York

Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group provided fire protection, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services for the expansion and renovation of The Morgan Library and Museum in New York.


  • Size: 82,000 square feet
  • Construction Cost: $106 million
  • Client: Pierpont Morgan Library
  • Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
  • Completion Date: 2006


The project encompasses 82,000 square feet of new construction and approximately 30,000 square feet of selective alterations to the existing historic buildings. Program areas include a new entrance on Madison Avenue (the library’s original historic entrance was moved); an office wing; a 275-seat auditorium, café and public gathering spaces; a lecture hall; new and renovated galleries; and secure storage vaults for rare book collections. A glass-enclosed piazza inserted between the three existing buildings serves as the focal point of the complex. A double glass wall cavity and facade distribute the cooling and heating to maintain a proper environment for the glass-roofed piazza.

Image © Richard Cadan