McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Breaks Ground On Phase II Of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston Campus
Phase II of the campus expansion project includes the construction of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, a 243,632-square-foot gallery building that will house modern and contemporary art. With 126,620 square feet of underground space and 117,012-square-feet above-grade space, the building will have a translucent-glass exterior cool jacket, three floors of galleries that circle a three-story central atrium, a 200-seat theater, street-level café, restaurant overlooking the sculpture garden, an underground Main Street parking garage with 115 spaces and pedestrian tunnels connecting to the Glassell School of Art and the Caroline Weiss Law Building. Phase II is slated for completion in late 2019.
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. broke ground on Phase I of the project in late 2015, which included the construction of the Glassell School of Art. Nearly doubling the size of the previous building, the new Glassell School of Art is 80,000 square feet and includes space for the junior and adult schools, which serve 7,000 students each year. The museum will start teaching classes in the new building in January 2018.
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