Museums of the Future: A Discussion with Those Designing and Leading Them

By clicking "Register", you acknowledge that you have read BNP Media’s Privacy Policy, agree to its terms, and consent to allow BNP Media to use your information consistent with the Privacy Policy. You agree your information submitted will be shared with the sponsor(s) of the webinar. To read our Privacy Policy, please click here
Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Sciame Construction, LLC
Presented by Thelma Golden, Max Hollein, Joseph Mizzi, Thomas Phifer, FAIA, Lisa Phillips and Shohei Shigematsu
NOTE: Quiz for on-demand attendees will be available on March 22nd by 5pm EST
If you attended the live webinar for a minimum of 45 minutes, you DO NOT need to complete the quiz to earn credit. Your certificate of completion will be added to your CE Center Credit Tracker within 24 hours and your credit will be reported to AIA.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss ways of designing and constructing cultural buildings that create a greater sense of community and attract a wider, more diverse audience.
  2. Describe the challenges involved with adding to and intervening in existing musuem buildings and exhibition spaces.
  3. Identify the types of spaces beyond galleries that have become integral to the planning and design of new museum buildings.
  4. Discuss the transformative impact—both economic and cultural—museum buildings have on their neighborhoods and immediate surroundings.


Approval Pending
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Last Fall, two iconic museum buildings experienced milestone anniversaries. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao turned 25, and Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas celebrated 50 years since its opening in 1972. This Record on the Road in New York City will look at the impact those revolutionary buildings have had on museum architecture by talking with architects who are designing museums now. Speakers include Thomas Phifer, whose first museum, The North Carolina Museum of Art (2010) in Raleigh, was directly influenced by the Kimbell. He has since designed new wings for the Corning Museum of Glass (2015) and Glenstone Museum (2018), and the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, expected to open in 2024. Shohei Shigematsu of OMA will discuss his additions to the Albright Knox Museum in Buffalo, NY, and the New Museum in Manhattan—the former finishing construction and the latter just beginning. Joining the architects will be museum leaders (Max Hollein of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thelma Golden of the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Lisa Phillips of the New Museum) overseeing major building projects to discuss how their institutions have evolved over the last decades and what they see for the future of these cultural buildings and the cities—both big and small—they call home.



Sciame Construction, LLC

Sciame Construction, LLC is a NYC based construction management firm, recognized throughout the Tri-State Area as the builder of choice for highly designed and technically sophisticated projects. Sciame brings a 47-year history and a proven track record of completing a wide range of buildings and interior spaces on time and within budget. “Where Building is an Art” has become a trademark of Sciame.

Our diverse and dedicated staff continuously demonstrate a commitment to find creative construction techniques to preserve design intent and to deliver the highest standards of workmanship.


Originally published in March 2023