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IMAGINE! the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis!

Design Deliberation: An Exhibition of Three Competing Museum Designs

On April 3-4 the university will unveil three competing designs for the new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. The big reveal is the culmination of a design process that began at the beginning of this academic year with an open call for architect/contractor teams. After a series of campus and community conversations, in December three international teams were invited to participate in a formal design competition. Next month the competition culminates with two important events when all are invited to share in imagining our new university art museum.

The three finalist teams will be on campus to present their designs on Wednesday, April 3, 5:30-7:30, at the UC Davis Conference Center. This public lecture will feature each team's design approach and touch on critical issues such as sustainability goals. The public is invited to participate in a Q&A and a reception with the architects to follow.

April 4 - May 19 detailed drawings and architectural models for each team's submissions will be exhibited at the Nelson Gallery. We invite everyone to come for an in-depth look at the museum plans and offer your feedback as part of the Design Deliberation exhibition.

Special Preview Event Details
Public Lectures by Three Finalist Design/Build Teams
April 3, 5:30-7:30pm
UC Davis Conference Center
Reception to follow

Come and hear from all three finalist teams:
- Contractor: Kitchell; design architect: WORKac; executive architect: Westlake Reed Leskosky.
- Contractor: Oliver and Company; design architect: Henning Larsen Architects; executive architect: Gould Evans.
- Contractor: Whiting-Turner; design architect: SO - IL; executive architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Exhibition Dates
April 4-May 19, 2013
Opens to the Public, April 4, 11am

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Facebook Albums to leave comments or feedback on:
The Leaf
Grand Canopy
The Slant