Glenstone, The Pavilions, Potomac, MD
Located on more than 200 acres, Glenstone presents exhibitions from one of the most important private collections of post World War II artwork. Designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners, the expansion adds significantly to the museum’s gallery space and provides increased support facilities.
The centerpiece of this 170,000 SF project is a new exhibition building called The Pavilions. Completed in the Fall of 2018, the project includes over 50,000 SF of exhibition space comprised of gallery room pavilions, purposefully designed to showcase single-artist installations. The facility is home to over 30,000 SF of art storage space, office space, and a central water courtyard that connects the pavilions. The exterior of each pavilion is made of stacked blocks of cast concrete, individually poured to measure six feet long, one foot high, and one foot deep. The windows are specially engineered using glass panels, and will be set flush into stainless steel mullions.
As project manager, MGAC assisted the Principals throughout all project phases, including design team procurement and management, bidding, construction management, budgeting, scheduling, reporting, and oversight of legal entitlements. MGAC also acted as owner’s representative/project manager for technology services, providing oversight and coordination of the design and construction teams to ensure a fully integrated technology platform.