MASS MoCA Building 6 Opens

On May 29th, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) opened Building 6, the third phase of development at the former factory complex in North Adams, MA. The expansion adds 130,000 square feet of new gallery and event space, featuring work by artists Robert Rauschenberg, Louise Bourgeois, James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Laurie Anderson, and Gunnar Schonbeck.

Bruner/Cott’s work at MASS MoCA began in the early 90’s with a master plan for the yet-to-be imagined museum. The transformation of the site over the past 27 years has been a vital part of the economic revival of the city and a vibrant symbol of how innovative design thinking can transform the cultural experience.

Learn more about the opening and expansion here.

 

*Images courtesy Michael Moran, Douglas Mason.

Somerville ArtFarm under way!

The process of creating the Somerville ArtFarm is well under way! A public meeting held on December 14th gave updates on the final program and next steps for the project.

ArtFarm embodies the intersection between art, sustainability, and community. As part of the project team led by over,under, Bruner/Cott is working on Phase One of the project, the design and construction of initial site improvements. These include building a greenhouse and community garden beds, depaving work, ADA upgrades, and green infrastructure. Phase 2 (coming Summer 2018) adds the ArtBarn, a versatile community space for performance, display, eating, moving, and gathering. Roof-mounted solar panels, soil remediation, and strategic planting will also make the site a hub of “greenovation” for the City of Somerville.

Learn more about the project, team, and timeline at the Somerville Arts Council site.

*Rendering courtesy over,under.