McCarthy Breaks Ground on Phase II of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Campus Expansion Project
HOUSTON, TX McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. recently broke ground on Phase II of the campus expansion for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), one of the largest museums in the United States and the oldest art museum in Texas. Nearly 200 Houstonians attended the groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction for the Nancy and Rich Kinder gallery building.
"We are excited to begin work on Phase II of the expansion for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, while continuing to progress toward other construction milestones on site including the topping out of the Glassell School of Art," said McCarthy Houston Division President Jim Stevenson. "The McCarthy construction team is proud to continue working with quality partners on this project, including Legends Project Development and architects Steven Holl and Kendall Heaton, to make the museum's vision a reality."
Phase II of the campus expansion project includes the construction of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, a 243,632-square-foot gallery building that will house modern and contemporary art. With 126,620 square feet of underground space and 117,012 square feet of above-grade space, the building will have a translucent-glass exterior cool jacket, three floors of galleries that circle a three-story central atrium, a 200-seat theater, street-level cafÃ©, restaurant overlooking the sculpture garden, an underground Main Street parking garage with 115 spaces and pedestrian tunnels connecting to the Glassell School of Art and the Caroline Weiss Law Building. Phase II is slated for completion in late 2019.