IAIA Science + Technology and Sculpture + Foundry Buildings
Client: The Institute of American Indian Arts
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Size: 33,715 SF
Relocation of the National Collection of Contemporary Native American Art to the main campus provided close proximity to the Institute’s other important assets such as the library holdings and archives, giving researchers – including the Institute’s own scholars within the faculty and student population – a comprehensive picture of contemporary Native American art. This relocation also allowed for adequate storage of the current collection and provided additional space for future growth. An open storage area within the design that allows the collections to be viewed by the general public. A select portion of the permanent collection can be displayed while maintaining the security and protection of the rest of the collections.
The development of the new archival facility included classrooms and work shops designed in proximity to, but separate from, the collections storage for access by both museum studies and museum collections staff.
The new facility is designed in two buildings. The Science and Technology Center grosses 23,301 square feet and the Sculpture and Foundry Building grosses 10,414 square feet. This project is LEED™ Gold certified. The new facility contains office spaces, a work room, a resource room, collections storage, a display room, a loading dock, general storage, and work shops.