The Asian Art Museum in Seattle, Washington is an Art Deco building built in 1933. The museum sits atop a hill in Volunteer Park and houses an extensive collection of Asian art pieces. To learn more about the museum click here.
WPI took part in the renovation and expansion of this historic building in the heart of Seattle. It includes an expanded gallery, education spaces, and a park lobby that creates cohesion between the surrounding park and the museum. The exterior of the building has a very unique look and finish, which the owners wanted to maintain. It consists of concrete, masonry and plaster parge coating. WPI knew this would be a delicate and exhaustive process and our team was confident they could handle it. In 2021, WPI received a NWCB Project of the Year award for its work on the Asian Art Museum.
This project proved challenging in a variety of ways, but our crew took the necessary precautions to get the job done right. By doing this the building maintained its historic beauty and character while adding a modern touch that will allow it to stand strong for years to come.