Akron Art Museum

  • Caption
    View of Exterior - Original Building
Related person
Westlake Reed Leskosky (was created by)
Original building: 1899; Extension competition: (1st prize) 2001; Design development: 2002; Construction: 2004-2006
North and Central America->United States->Ohio->Summit (county)->Akron
The original portion of the Akron Art Museum was a former post office building built in 1899. Westlake Reed and Leskosky adapted it to accommodate a museum. The extension by Coop Himmelblau will triple the current museum's gallery space from 8,000 to 20,000 square-feet. The outdoor space for public events and sculpture will increase from 14,000 to over 20,000 square-feet. The extension is the first constructed Coop Himmelblau building in the United States.

Keywords: United States, Ohio, Summit County, Akron, construction, exhibition structures, buildings, museums, art center, cultural center. Submitted by Jerome Haferd.
19th Century (1800 - 1899 CE)