Canadian-based architecture firm KPMB Architects showcase how architects design for art
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4a/4a452a359210559456d7db5781970f29.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3330/museum" rel="nofollow" >Museums</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/720079/galleries" rel="nofollow" >galleries</a> all over the world house some of the most valuable and sought after art pieces. Not only do these structures house art, but they also create the environment for art to live and be experienced with its surroundings. Canadian-based architecture firm <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/19801/kpmb-architects" rel="nofollow" >KPMB Architects</a> collaborated with <a href="https://archinect.com/regiscote" rel="nofollow" >Régis Côté et associés</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150069004/architecture49-inc" rel="nofollow" >Architecture49</a> to help transform and build two new museum experiences in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4065/canada" rel="nofollow" >Canada</a>. With an emphasis in exhibiting and developing a new building for prominent art pieces and collections, KPMB and Régis Côté et associés worked on the <em>Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG)</em> expansion and <em>Arts Court Redevelopment.</em> The new mixed-use building functions as a museum as well as a cultural, civic center in the heart of Ottawa. According to the design team, the goal of the project was to "create a destination for patrons of the arts as well as provide an identity for the OAG and the <div class="post-limited-image"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/db621b30840109811dd3a6593efd72dd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&w=514"></div><!--more--> arts organizations currently housed in the Arts Court."