Grand Rapids Art Museum
The Grand Rapids Art Museum is the first LEED-certified Art Museum in the world. Designed by world-renowned architectural firm wHY, it features several innovative building systems such as: energy recovery wheels that capture and recycle HVAC energy, a rainwater collection system that provides grey water for flushing and irrigation purposes while being expressed as a beautiful visual feature, and, most unusual for a museum, harvesting natural daylight for illumination of its gallery spaces. These bold departures have established a new benchmark in the design of future museums. Together with the adjacent Rosa Parks Circle and Maya Lin sculpture “Ecliptic”, the GRAM continues the city’s legacy as a leading center for modern design and manufacturing craftsmanship.
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Engineers - Design +
Contractor - Rockford Pepper Construction
Landscape Architect - Design +
Commissioning Agent - Carter Burgess
Mission: To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan.