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Author Darragh, Joan
Title Museum design : planning and building for art / Joan Darragh and James S. Snyder
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press in association with the American Federation of Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, 1993
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  727.7 D252 1993    LOST  -  30500101331521
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  727.7 D252 1993    AVAILABLE  -  30500101530395
Descript 319 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-310) and index
Also issued online
Introduction / Nancy L. Pressly -- I. Planning ; 1. Museums New and Old: Notable Distinctions. The New Museum Organization. The Existing Museum Organization. Common and Uncommon Concerns. 2. Planning: An Overview. The Mission Statement. The Assessment of Needs. Resources for Building. Long-Range Planning. 3. The Formal Planning Process. Making a Program Statement. Who Does the Work? Conclusion: The Planning Foundation. 4. Architectural Programming. Preparing an Architectural Program. A Sample Outline. Drafting the Architectural Program. 5. What Next? A Point of Departure. The First Project Budget. The First Feasibility Review --
II. Design ; 6. First Step Toward Design: Selection of the Architect. Who Selects the Architect? What the Committee Must Know to Make the Choice. How to Select the Architect. The Final Choice. 7. Bringing the Architect on Board. The Contract. Who Designs Installations? Types and Ownership of Documents. 8. Entering the Design Phase. The Team and Committee Structure -- Project Administration. Managing the Team. Reviewing the Architectural Program. Budget and Schedule Issues. 9. The Design-Development Process. Documenting the Process. Schematics. Design Development. The Construction Documents. Special Problems Faced by Museums --
III. Construction. 10. Preparation and Bidding. Getting Started: The Management Team. The Budget Review. Types of Contracts. The Bid Documents. The Construction Schedule. Fast Tracking. Contractual Issues. Buying Out the Job: Selecting the Contractor. 11. Construction Administration. The Job-Review Process. Site Mobilization. Project Documentation. Shop Drawings. Start-Up Trades. Long-Lead Items. 12. Changes and Reviews. Changes = Money. Board Review. Government and Community Review. Publicity. 13. Finishing Up. Punch List versus Incomplete Base Contract. Manuals, Training, and Attic Stock. Special Interior-Design Transitions --
IV. Occupancy. 14. Setting the Stage. Project Completion. Psychological Sensitivities. Physical Sensitivities. 15. Achieving Occupancy: Between Completion and Opening. Taking Possession: A Contract Term. Steps to Achieve Occupancy. Practical Tips for Easing Move-in. 16. Coping After the Move. Physical Issues. Psychological Issues. After Completion --
Appendix A. Accessibility / John P.S. Salem. Mobility Impairments. Sensory Impairments. Dexterity Impairments. Aging. Legislation and Codes. Accessible or Universal Design -- Appendix B. Performance Criteria / Liza Broudy. Environmental Control. Acoustics. Weight Loads. Electrical Loads. Plumbing -- Appendix C. Climate Control / Liza Broudy. Climate Control. Climate-Control Systems. Decision Making -- Appendix D. Lighting / Liza Broudy. Planning for Lighting. Conservation Concerns. Natural Light. Artificial Light. Predicting the Effect of Lighting Schemes -- Appendix E. Fire Protection / Liza Broudy. The Principles of Fire Protection. Fire-Detection and Fire-Alarm Systems. Fire-Extinguishing Systems. The Dilemma of Choice -- Appendix F. Security and Life Safety / Liza Broudy. Planning for Security. Assessing Risk. Planning the Building -- Appendix G. Understanding Drawings and Models / Liza Broudy. Drawings. Models. Contract Documents -- Summary: The Museum Design Project Survey
Building an art museum represents a pinnacle of achievement in the careers of many museum professionals, architects, planners, engineers, builders, and design consultants. This comprehensive, accessible book - the first to be written from the point of view of the owner as client - introduces this important but intimidating process, covering all aspects of the planning, design, and construction of new museums and the renovation or expansion of existing facilities. Developed from a survey by leading museum professionals of thirty museums throughout the United States, this richly illustrated volume offers insights not available from any other source. It provides first-hand information on all facets of the building experience, culled from interviews with trustees, staff, patrons, and civic leaders in the museum community, as well as clients, architects, designers, and construction professionals. It examines in detail pre-architectural planning and the creation of an architectural program; selecting and hiring architects and other professionals; designing the museum; the economics of bidding, contracting, and construction management; and the realities of completion, moving in, and ongoing operations. By covering the conceptual, psychological, and emotional, as well as procedural and technical, issues of the museum architectural process, Museum Design provides a complete context for building art museums and other once-in-a-generation institutional projects. Museum professionals, trustees, volunteers, architects, consultants, and others interested in arts administration and institutional management will find it an indispensable resource and a guide, filled with conceptual, technical, and practical knowledge previously available only to those with years of building experience
Link Online version: Darragh, Joan. Museum design. New York : Oxford University Press in association with the American Federation of Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, 1993 (OCoLC)622535316
Subject Art museum architecture -- United States -- Designs and plans
Building -- Estimates -- United States
Art museums -- United States -- Maintenance and repair
Alt Author Snyder, James S
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