Speed Art Museum Exterior
Speed Art Museum
K. Norman Berry Associates Architects
Cost of project
$50 million
Building Size
60,000 sq ft

The $50 million Speed Art Museum expansion and renovation, completed in 2016, included a new 60,000-square-foot North Building addition which expanded one of the finest experiential art museums in the country and doubled the overall square footage and nearly tripled the gallery space from the existing wing. The expansion created a state-of-the-art space for larger special exhibitions, new contemporary art galleries, a family education welcome center, indoor/outdoor café, museum shop, and a multifunctional pavilion for performances, lectures and entertaining.

Additionally, the new Elizabeth P. and Frederick K. Cressman Art Park and public Piazza was created for the display of sculpture that engages University of Louisville students and faculty and museum visitors.