TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART
The Tampa Museum of Art is located in downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Its spectacular 66,000 square foot Cornelia Corbett Center building was designed by San Francisco architect Stanley Saitowitz and has received many design awards. The building features a shimmering pierced aluminum exterior and state-of-the-art gallery spaces with innovative translucent ceilings and polished concrete floors. Seven expansive interior galleries, one exterior sculpture gallery, 12,000 square feet of LED coverage on the south facade, and educational classrooms equipped with the latest technology offers visitors a wide variety of visual art experiences.
MG McGrath installed 3,000 perforated metal panels to wrap the exterior of the Tampa Museum of Art. The 1/8-inch (3mm) thick, clear anodized aluminum has 3-inch (76mm) diameter holes spaced in straight rows 1-inch (25mm) apart. By offsetting two layers of perforated aluminum panels, the architect was able to achieve a ripple effect in the sunlight. In between the layers of aluminum, a programmable LED light system was installed.