Originally built in 1983; Expansion opened on December 12, 2005
The High Museum of Art, designed originally by Richard Meier, features an atrium with a circulation ramp. The ramp connects floors by looping around a convex wall that follows the curve of the exterior wall. The wedge-shaped atrium is inscribed into one quadrant of the building's parti, while galleries comprise the three remaining quadrants.
The Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in collaboration with Atlanta-based Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Inc., designed three new buildings and two new piazzas on an eight-acre site for the High Museum of Art in 2005: the Susan and John Wieland Pavilion, the Anne Cox Chambers Wing and the Administrative Center. Creating a 'village for the arts' at the Woodruff Arts Center, the High features the new buildings, which include transparent glass walls on the piazza level and an array of gallery spaces to showcase the core strengths of the Museum's collection.
This image shows the central court with the Susan and John Wieland Pavilion (the new entrance building of the High, right), the Anne Cox Chambers Wing (center), and the Table 1280 Restaurant and Tapas Lounge (left).
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