Toledo Museum of Art—The Glass Pavilion

Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection services for a new art facility in Toledo, Ohio.

Facts

  • Size: 56,000 square feet
  • Construction Cost: $19 million
  • Client/Owner: Paratus Group
  • Architect: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Kendall/Heaton Associates
  • Completion Date: 2006

This sleek 56,000-square-foot facility for the Toledo Museum of Art includes exhibition areas, a glass-making facility, glass-making instruction, food service, a multi-purpose room, and related function, and administrative areas.

The Toledo Museum of Art’s design incorporates heat recovery and secondary cooling of perimeter glass walls from below-grade hot shop facilities. The heat recovery system dramatically reduces the facility’s energy consumption and compensates for energy loss through the all-glass perimeter. The art facilty includes exhibition areas, a glass-making facility, glass-making instruction, food service, a multi-purpose room, and related function and administrative areas.

Image © Elizabeth Felicella Photography