Museum of Fine Arts

Project: Evans Wing Renovation
Location: Boston, MA
Architect: Lance Robson, AIA

The Museum of Fine Arts’ 1915-era Evans Wing needed replacement of the outdated skylights that provided illumination to the European Masters collection hanging on its walls below—in three months—and without closing the popular collection to visitors.

Before the work in the 800-square-foot roof area began, we developed a comprehensive construction logistics to respond to schedule, the significant challenges of the Museum’s highly advanced security measures, its restricted urban site on Boston’s Fenway, and the need to provide weather-tight temporary protection in the attic
space above the active gallery, before demolition—and the opening of the roof to the sky—could begin.