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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.

Museum of Art Foundation
David Chipperfield Architects, Herbert Lewis Kruse Blunch Architecture
Joint Venture Partner
Russell Construction
Project Location
Davenport, Iowa