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Combining artistry with technology to craft architectural woodwork

Harvard Art Museums

Cambridge, MA

Leed Certified

Exterior sliding wood panels crafted from Alaskan yellow cedar. Moveable panels on north and south sides control the flow of natural light.  Designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Architect

Skanska USA Building, Inc.

General Contractor

Renzo Piano is an absolute master of light and lightness. His structures are very elegant, very humanistic. They grow out of understanding how buildings go together and how light comes through them.

Richard Rogers Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners LLP

Moveable panels on the north and south sides of the addition can control the flow of natural light into the Harvard Art Museum. The wood exterior cladding adds a warmth to this very modern addition.

Moveable panels on the north and south sides of the addition can control the flow of natural light into the Harvard Art Museum. The wood exterior cladding adds a warmth to this very modern addition.(C) Peter Vanderwarker Photographs

A closeup view of the seamless connection between the exterior facade and the interior wall. Both are crafted of Alaskan Yellow Cedar. They boards are joined together perfectly and to withstand the wear and tear for years. This is one of the most unique museums done in wood.

A closeup view of the seamless connection between the exterior facade and the interior wall. Both are crafted of Alaskan Yellow Cedar. They boards are joined together perfectly and to withstand the wear and tear for years. This is one of the most unique museums done in wood.(C) Peter Vanderwarker Photographs

Another close-up of our detailed exterior and interior work. We were very proud of our collaborative efforts between the architect and the GC. This was a difficult installation and it required a team effort. The outcome was timeless and beautiful.

Another close-up of our detailed exterior and interior work. We were very proud of our collaborative efforts between the architect and the GC. This was a difficult installation and it required a team effort. The outcome was timeless and beautiful.(C) Mark Richey

Inside the Harvard Art Museum (HAM) is glass to the sky! Renzo Piano did a remarkable job blending the old in the new in this dramatic space.

Inside the Harvard Art Museum (HAM) is glass to the sky! Renzo Piano did a remarkable job blending the old in the new in this dramatic space.