Architectural Projects

Throughout my museum career I have participated in building physical facilities for art museums. In my first position as the curator of the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Museum of Art, I assisted with the program, fund raising and design of a $7m, 45,000sf museum by Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill that opened in 1984. As the director of the Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, from 1982 to 1998 I guided the museum through an architectural expansion program with Japanese Architect Fumihiko Maki as part of the $60m Visual Arts and Design Center that reopened as the Mildred Kemper Museum in 2006. At The Rose Art Museum, I directed the two-phase expansion and renovation of The Rose, conducting the capital campaign and conceiving the architectural program to double the size of the museum: Phase I ($5.2m, 8,000sf), designed by Graham Gund, architect, opened 2001; Phase II ($12m, 26,000sf) designed by Shigeru Ban, architect, scheduled to open fall 2010, has been postponed. Most recently, I opened a new contemporary art gallery for Emerson College, Emerson Urban Arts, Media Art Gallery at 25 Avery Street in Boston.


Emerson College Art Gallery, Emerson College, Boston

Emerson Urban Arts, Media Arts Gallery, Emerson College, Boston
Architect: Peter Darlow, Darlow Crist, Boston; (3,000 sf); opened November 1, 2016












The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts,

Architect: Shigeru Ban. 20,000sf; $15 million



The Lois Foster Wing, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2001

Architect: Graham Gund; 7,000sf; $5 million



The Mildred Kemper Museum of Art, Washington University, St. Louis, 2006

Architect: Fumihiko Maki. 50,000sf; $60 million



The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana, 1984.

Architect: Walter Netsch, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; 45,000 sf; $7 million