Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art presents over 5,000 years of art in one of the world’s largest museums. AKRF has served as The Met’s environmental and transportation consultant for more than two decades, including environmental review, strategy planning, and pedestrian analyses for the institution’s various planning efforts and physical improvements throughout the Fifth Avenue building.

AKRF prepared an environmental impact assessment related to bond financing for renovation of the Costume Institute and was also tasked with identifying internal pedestrian flow patterns and congestion areas that impede circulation, and developing recommendations for potential improvements.

We also supported the David H. Koch Plaza Renovation, which opened in 2014 after a complete redesign and two-year construction effort. This effort included pedestrian circulation plans to accommodate the different construction stages.

The Met held a groundbreaking ceremony in 2021 for the $70 million redesign of the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing to house three distinct galleries dedicated to the arts of Ancient America, Oceania, and Africa. AKRF helped The Met analyze environmental issues during replacement of the wing’s exterior -glazed curtain wall.

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The complete conceptual and physical overhaul of the 40,000-square-foot Michael C. Rockefeller Wing is underway, including replacement of the glass wall overlooking Central Park.

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