Corning Museum of Glass
The 'B' Building Renovation Study : 2003
The studies for the conversion and renovation of the 45,000 sq.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 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
The renovation proposed entrances integrated in 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.