Smithsonian Institution – Freer Gallery of Art
Washington, DC


This 20,000 SF project consisted of three components: 1) design and restoration of the original fountain court and landscaped terrace pavement; 2) renovation of 19 galleries and public spaces, including new lighting, HVAC, fire and sprinkler systems; and 3) renovation of the 300-seat auditorium to accommodate access, improve acoustics and add new audiovisual capabilities. The existing skylights were in need of restoration and alteration to be appropriate for the art. Scrims were added below the skylights to diffuse the light and control ultra-violet radiation in order to preserve the art work on display. Onyx provided both the design and construction documentation.

Client:
Smithsonian Institution