HGA’s renovation and expansion unifies the Walker Art Center

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zk/zkm3z66ulx20pvwb.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />As part of their 75th anniversary, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/501287/walker-art-center" rel="nofollow" >Walker Art Center</a> unified its 19-acre campus with renovations by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/2746/hga-architecture-engineering-planning" rel="nofollow" >HGA</a>. The new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/587401/museum-design" rel="nofollow" >museum design</a>&nbsp;features a bold new entry pavilion, a renovated lobby, and improved access points throughout the museum.&nbsp;&nbsp;

Walker Art Center, located in Minneapolis, renovation by HGA. Image: Paul Crosby Photography.
Walker Art Center, located in Minneapolis, renovation by HGA. Image: Paul Crosby Photography.
HGA's design focused on an understated exterior to fit with the existing buildings. Design principal Joan Soranno stated, “Architecturally, the buildings are very different from each other. The Walker didn’t want a third architectural expression. Our expansion had to be compatible and harmonious with what was already there.”
Walker Art Center, located in Minneapolis, renovation by HGA. Image: Paul Crosby Photography.
The Walker Art Center now boasts easier navigation throughout the museum, a design hiding the mechanical guts, and "destination-worthy" dining. 
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