Figge Art Museum

Davenport, Iowa

The first major American building by renowned British architect David Chipperfield, the Figge Art Museum is a glass-encased building along the Mississippi River. The four-floor, 99,515-square-foot building features a rooftop winter garden for temporary collections, a grand staircase cut directly into the façade, a 110-seat auditorium, 20,600 square feet of gallery space, common areas, office space and 35,000 square feet of underground parking. The building’s façade — made with a combination of reflective, transparent and opaque surfaces — is constantly changing in relation to the sun and clouds, making the building itself as unique as the pieces of art within.

Owner: Museum of Art Foundation
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects, Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunch Architecture
Joint Venture Partner: Russell Construction