The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
- AIA New England Design Award for Design Excellence
- BSA Design Award for Design Excellence
The Aldrich is nationally recognized for exhibiting emerging contemporary artists. While dedicated to cutting edge art, the new museum is located within a historic district adjacent to a restored historic house that contains administrative offices. The design embodies sequence, framed views, and transparency.
The design reflects these disparate influences and embodies concepts of sequence, framed views, and transparency. The museum accommodates public functions and features reconfigurable galleries, spaces for sound and video art, a classroom that supports innovative education programming and extensive new landscaping including a sculpture garden.