Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Project Owner: Wake Forest University

Designer: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects

Frank L. Blum Construction Co. built a 30,000-square-foot education, orientation, and exhibition wing located behind the existing guest house and indoor swimming pool of the historic former home of R.J. and Katherine Reynolds.

The new structure contains a multipurpose auditorium, a library, spaces for exhibitions, and a large art studio, as well as new space for offices and climate-controlled storage of art, costumes, and archives. Project challenges included access to the job site without interruption to the existing museum and patrons, as well as providing a structure that successfully blended with the historical architectural finishes, and protecting the artwork of Reynolda House with a state-of-the-art climate control system

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