Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Project: Landmark Restoration
Location: Hartford, CT
Architect: SmithEdwards Architects

The oldest public art museum in the U.S., Wadsworth Atheneum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and stands as a striking example of several historic architectural styles. Completion of the first phase of construction enabled the reopening of Morgan Great Hall, which was reinstalled for the first time with large-scale works from the museum’s contemporary collection.

  • Consigli performed a complete envelope restoration, including roof, parapet, skylight, and masonry façade repairs; extensive HVAC upgrades and gallery renovations, as well as extensive plaster repairs.
  • In order to open up additional art storage space, several air-handling units were relocated to the roof.
  • The comprehensive 164,000 sq. ft. renovation incorporates all five of the museum’s buildings, and has recaptured 10,000 sq. ft. of refurbished gallery space.