KPMB designs a concrete-columned addition to Beaverbrook Art Gallery

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In 1954, media magnate Lord Beaverbrook offered to open a public art gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, to display his collection in the maritime provincial capital. Five years later, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery opened across from the provincial Legislative Assembly building. The original modernist building was designed by local architects Howell & Stewart and was modified by a few additions over the years, most recently from Halifax, Nova Scotia–based MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects. Following a donation by french-fry titan Harrison McCain, KPMB was brought on to design a pavilion to give the institution a new public face, which it did when the Harrison McCain Pavilion opened last year.


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Gaps between the exterior columns widen in the center to signify the pavilion’s entrance. (Doublespace)

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