The Museum of Art, University of Michigan designed by Allied Works Architecture is located in United States. The recent recipient of the 2011 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honor Award for Architecture at a New Orleans convention, the University of Michigan, Museum of Art is a mammoth modernisation and expansion project completed by Allied Works Architecture. The climax of a 50 year struggle to match the University’s impressive collection of historic treasures with an admirable architectural home, the finished product is a sensitive blend of classic and contemporary forms.
After months of rigorous planning and consultation sessions with the University students, faculty, Ann Arbor representatives, and members of the general public, Allied Works Architecture began to incorporate elements of the collected feedback into their final plans. Many students wished to walk through the finished complex during the winter months and use the inspirational space as an area to study therefore portions of the Museum have been redeveloped to introduce places of relaxation with the functionality to work.