McCarthy Breaks Ground on Phase I of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston

by Haisten Willis

HOUSTON — McCarthy Building Cos. has broken ground on a project to expand the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, one of the largest museums in the United States and the oldest art museum in Texas. The project is located in Houston’s museum district, which attracts more than 8 million visitors each year. The redevelopment of the 14-acre campus consists of a new exhibition building, art school, below ground, two-level parking garage and a rooftop garden. Phase I of the $350-million campus expansion project includes the construction of the Glassell School of Art. The new facility will replace a building constructed in 1979. Nearly doubling the size of the previous building, the new Glassell School will include 80,000 square feet and will feature space for the junior and adult schools, which serve 7,000 students each year. Features of the new facility include fully digital studios and classrooms, exhibition space, an auditorium and street-level café.

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