Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art

The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is a new 30,000 SF museum of art and gallery at the University of California, Davis campus. The museum is a new symbol for the campus and a high-profile teaching and cultural resource for the region. The facility is enveloped by an iconic, 50,000 SF “grand canopy” consisting of a curved steel frame with perforated aluminum triangular beams, which extends over the entire building and site, creating a permeable roof that dynamically modulates shade and light throughout the space. There is 9,000 SF of public art gallery space that can accommodate multiple exhibitions. Program elements include collections, classroom, community education, art studio, meeting and support spaces, and exterior courtyard/event spaces. The museum also provides a showcase for the university’s fine arts collection, which contains more than 5,000 works, from antiquities to contemporary art. This project achieved LEED® Platinum certification.

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