Princeton University Art Museum

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.

In keeping with Princeton University’s Sustainability Action Plan, the new Museum building will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water usage, enhance stormwater management in the area, and cultivate healthy and resilient habits. This project meets or exceeds Princeton's sustainability standards. 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.

Sustainability features: 
Divert construction and demolition debris from landfill
Energy-efficient HVAC system and controls
Energy-efficient lighting and controls
Food service and recycling per campus best practices
Heavy timber carbon offset
High performance exteriors
Integrate existing woodlands
LEED certification
No permanent irrigation
Reinforce campus pedestrian and bicycle paths
Stormwater management using green infrastructure
Sustainable materials selection
Utilities converted from steam to hot water