Expansion project for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois
Context The prospective site is located southeast of downtown Chicago, Illinois. It is situated in the middle of Chicago's "Museum Campus" defined by the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, and the Adier Planetarium. This cluster of buildings signifies a cultural center for the city. It is accessed from Lake Shore Drive and is sited along a major city bus route and popular bike paths. Facility The facility type is an expansion to the Field Museum of Natural History. The structure will help the museum host temporary traveling galleries along with local exhibitions. By continually providing new features, the addition will help revitalize the museum and the surrounding buildings. The main spaces include gallery space, exhibit storage, auditorium, work spaces, and a museum store.