Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
Adjaye Associates 

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Adjaye Associates 

The new museum is located in the heart of historic city of Princeton University and will go up on the current site of the museum. The design is conceived as a “campus within the campus,” containing, aside from the exhibition area, Marquand Library, one of the country’s oldest –, and the University’s Department of Art and Archaeology, forming an important research cen-ter for the humanities. The design of the new building allows the collections to be exhibited on a single level, shaping new ways of encountering the collections and new forms of rela-tionship among pieces from around the world.

The proposal features seven primary interlocked pavilions to adapt to the scale of the adja-cent historic buildings, offering visitors unique experiences of the works. The design inserts itself dynamically into campus life by maintaining key pedestrian pathways that flow into and through the Museum via two “art walks” that function as the new building’s circulatory spine. The design embraces new curatorial practices that challenge the traditional hierarchies based on geography and chronology, fostering new modes of storytelling based on ideas of cultural contact and exchange...[+]

Cliente Client
Princeton University

Arquitectos Architects
Adjaye Associates, Cooper Robertson (arquitecto local local architect)

PaisajistasLandscape architect
James Corner Field Operations 

Estructura Structure

Instalaciones Mechanical engineer
Kohler Ronan

Ingeniería civilCivil engineer
Nitsch Associates

Consultores Consultants
Tillotson Design Associates (iluminación lighting), Harvey Marshall Berling (audiovisuales audiovisual), Layne Consultants International (seguridad security), Vidaris (sostenibilidad sustainability)

Dirección de obraConstruction Manager
LF Driscoll

Superficie Floor area