Kyu Sung Woo Architects complete the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, located on the Johnson Community College Campus in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City, is a landmark for the College and the largest contemporary art museum in a four-state region. The building was designed by Cambridge, Massachusetts- based Kyu Sung Woo Architects with Kansas City-based Gould Evans as the local architect.
The 38,000 square foot limestone and glass building is both complement to and a place apart from the existing campus buildings. The museum respects the campus precedent of buildings organized around courtyards but defers from the predominately brick campus buildings in its materials. Long rough cut stone walls and a 22-foot cantilever extend the building into the landscape and to community beyond.
The building houses 11,000 square feet of gallery space; 5,400 square feet of academic spaces including a 200-seat auditorium; a 2,400 square foot café; and 3,700 square feet of art storage.
WAN US Correspondent