Construction of a new Museum building at the heart of the University campus is slated to begin in summer 2021. The building complex will encompass the expanded Art Museum as well as the Department of Art & Archaeology and—in its current configuration—Marquand Library. The new Art Museum building will roughly double space for the exhibition, conservation, study, and interpretation of the Museum’s collections; for mounting exhibitions; and for a new range of social spaces and visitor amenities. The design embodies the Museum’s long-standing commitment to serve as a hub and a gathering place, a nexus for the arts and humanities that affords encounters with cultures past and present from around the world.
The new Museum building will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water usage, enhance stormwater management in the area, and cultivate healthy and resilient habits. We design buildings and manage construction projects that help the University achieve our Sustainability Plan goals including achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2046. See how on our sustainable design pages. The building's sustainable design and responsible development will be enhanced by the active participation of the engineering team and construction managers early in the process. The University is seeking LEED Gold certification, a standard established by the U.S. Green Building Council, for the buildings.
If you have a question or concern about campus construction, please call us at 609-258-8023 (7:30 am – 5 pm) or submit a "Contact Us" form.
- Princeton Art Museum
- Princeton University Art Museum