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'B' Building Entrance View
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Section at Glass Making Machines Gallery

Corning Museum of Glass
The 'B' Building Renovation Study : 2003

Contemporary Glass Gallery and Glass Making Machines Center

The studies for the conversion and renovation of the 45,000sq.ft. 'B' Building, in the Houghton Park museum complex,  included the development of test-fit planning and visualization studies for a new Contemporary Glass Gallery, a Glass Making Machines Center, and an expansion of The Studio Walk-in Work Shop, and Fun-with-Glass activities.

Each study examined concepts for site circulation, access, and adjacencies to existing museum facilities. Support analysis of comparative square foot allocations, and outline budgets, developed to assess impact on future corporate capital expenditures.

The proposed entrances integrated into a 'pulled-out' facade concept, each ADA compliant entrance was defined by the cantilever displacement of a section of the historic 'glass block' curtain wall.

The proposed Contemporary Glass Gallery and Glass Making Machines Center, were strategically planned to take advantage of the 24' height space of the former laboratories to exhibit installation glass art and the display of the large industrial glass making machines.

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Section at Contemporary Glass Gallery
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View at Contemporary Glass Gallery

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