COMMERCIAL SITE DEVELOPMENT
BLAFFER ART MUSEUM
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Blaffer Art Museum is located in the Arts District of the University of Houston campus. From 2011-2012, the museum underwent renovations and an expansion. The new 13,747 SF space boasts an additional entrance facing its closest parking lot (Lot 16 off Cullen Boulevard), a new staircase, and a lounge that faces UH’s Fine Arts Courtyard. The second level exhibition spaces were reconfigured to include a media gallery for Blaffer’s public programs and an artist studio to accommodate the museum’s educational initiatives. Approximately 500 SF were added to the museum and the project’s overall budget was $2.25 million. WGA provided professional engineering services for the civil rework of drainage and entry approach for the expansion. Services included drainage improvements, paving, and utility relocations.