The definitive addition to the Boise Art Museum was designed by Trout Architects in collaboration with Mark Mack of Los Angeles. The completed project cost slightly more than 1 million dollars, financed by 15 foundations, 30 corporations and 450 private contributors.
A new entry was designed to face Capitol Boulevard. A previous remodel had left the entry difficult to identify from the primary pedestrian and vehicular byway. By moving the entry to the west side, a new lobby space was created, allowing for the addition of a museum store and making the original 1937 sandstone entry portal into the central focus of the lobby. Additional gallery, administrative and storage space was also added, nearly doubling the museum’s size.
Additional gallery, administrative and storage space was also added, nearly doubling the museum’s size. The Boise Art Museum is now suited to accommodate both its permanent collection and temporary exhibits, ranging from traditional paintings on the wall to complex and unique installation works.
Design Team: Mark Mack, Steve Trout, Shaun Weston