After a national search, Ennead Architects of New York was selected to design The New Westmoreland—a dynamic building to reflect its era and its function. LaQuatra Bonci Landscape Architects of Pittsburgh was chosen to beautify the Museum grounds.
The transformational and LEED® certified design features a complete renovation of the original 30,000 square-foot space, and includes a 13,287 square-foot addition with new galleries and community and educational programming spaces.
The centerpiece of the building expansion is a cantilevered wing that provides expanded space for traveling exhibitions and a new collection of post-1950s works. Also, the wing’s lower level allows for a large community room space to present concerts, educational programming and private rental events.
Outdoors, a masterful design unfolds with a series of intimate gardens filled with native plantings and terraces with space for dining and gatherings. The Garden’s innovative, environmentally-sustainable and fully ADA-accessible design features outdoor sculptures, seating areas and Wi-Fi. It can be enjoyed year-round.