Colby College

Project: Art Museum Addition and Renovation
Location: Waterville, ME
Architect: Frederick Fisher Partners

Colby Art Museum’s new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion will create a striking, prominent entrance to the existing museum and house one of the nation’s largest and most valuable collections of American art, worth over $100 million, representing one of the largest art gifts ever given to a liberal arts college. An 87,000 sq. ft. renovation to the existing facility will integrate the old with the new facility.

  • The new three-story, 26,000 sq. ft. addition will house the latest collection behind a unique mullion-less glass curtain wall system, providing 10,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, along with studios, art storage and offices.
  • Renovations will occur in an occupied museum on an active campus and include M/E/P upgrades and integration of the infrastructure to accommodate the new addition.
  • The project will pursue LEED Silver Certification and involves extensive use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for coordination, self-perform concrete operations, and design details.