The Margaret M. Walter Wing at the Columbus Museum of Art recently finished construction and is set to open to the public with its first exhibition in late October. The grand opening will include a multi-day celebration with programming from October 22-25, 2015.
Zahner supplied the building’s custom-patinated copper surface and provided custom fabrication for certain aspects of the Museum’s building envelope. Read more about Zahner’s contribution to the Columbus Museum of Art on our website.
Columbus Museum of Art
The new Margaret M. Walter Wing of the Columbus Museum of Art is a contemporary work of architecture featuring both interior and exterior custom-patinated copper sheets manufactured by Zahner.In 2013, the Columbus Museum of Art's Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of beginning construction on a new expansion project which would enable the Museum to bring global exhibitions to the residents of Columbus, Ohio. The museum reached out to DesignGroup principal Michael Bongiorno whose design team, including Keoni Fleming, Annie Neumer, and Joseph Mayer, developed a strategy for the museum's expansion. The expansion's centerpiece, the Margaret M. Walter Wing, adds 50,000 square feet to the total square footage of the Museum's available gallery space, and is expected to reach a LEED Silver certification.The architects worked with their client to develop a design which would pair the Museum's rich history with its promising future. The designers achieved this balance in many ways, including aesthetics. The design of the building's form is contemporary, featuring many modern architectural touches, while its surface is an antiqued copper, a rich material which would normally require decades of weathering to achieve.