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KAM's entry & lobby redesign opens up the space with new mega-coffers that cut through a deep interstitial space above to flood the space with daylight. Part of the coming Phase 4 work at KAM.
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KAM's entry & lobby redesign allows daylight in from the adjacent cafe and through new skylights above. Part of the coming Phase 4 work at KAM.
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New mega-coffers that cut through a deep unused interstitial space above to flood the space with daylight. Part of the coming Phase 4 work at KAM.
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Phase 1 work on a new main gallery access is complete with a new shell & lighting for KAM's adjacent southwest gallery. The gallery features a permanent exhibition of African Art, also designed by R+L.
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Phase 5 work on the Moore Gallery of Decorative Arts incorporates a new shell & lighting along with cantilevered pedestals similar to those developed for the African Gallery.
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Key plan for the phased re-design of KAM. Phase 8 is a re-thinking of KAM's significant exterior spaces.
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Noel Gallery overview with new gallery access point from lobby.
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Noel Annex overview, part of upcoming Phase 2 work.
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Noel Gallery redesign with increased openness and art viewing space - part of up-coming Phase 2 work at KAM.

KRANNERT ART MUSEUM

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

R+L's redesign of the Krannert Art Museum introduces natural light, simplifies circulation, clarifies wayfinding, increases usable gallery area and offers greater programming flexibility for this 1961 modernist museum. The phased work represents the first steps in fullfilling R+L's 2010 Master Plan for the 67,600sf facility and its exterior surrounds. Phase 1 work, creating a prototypical new gallery space for KAM's African collection, is complete and the next phases are currently in development. These spaces include redesigned lobby, entry and additional gallery spaces, which together will work to amplify KAM's place as a cultural destination and premier venue for presenting art and arts programming.