Burke Museum Tag

Crosscut, an independent, non-profit electronic journal serving the Pacific-Northwest, posted this lovely article on the development of the New Burke.

The new 110,000 sq. ft. museum will blur traditional lines between labs, collections and public gallery spaces towards a destination that invites the public to share the knowledge and activities of scientists and ethnologists, and celebrates the nature and culture of the Pacific Northwest. This daring paradigm is being tested internally by the Burke’s staff through their temporary exhibit: Testing, Testing 1,2,3. Evidence Design is incorporating the knowledge and feedback gathered by this effort to further inform final design.  We are incredibly appreciative of the work and dedication of our collaborators at the Burke!

LINK: http://crosscut.com/2017/11/the-new-burke-museum-is-a-world-to-behold-literally/

The progress continues at an impressive pace… the New Burke now has soaring multi-story windows and beautiful wood siding. We can’t wait to see these spaces filled with art, artifacts, Burke staff and guests buzzing with activity and joy. See the most recent images and video on the Burke’s construction web page.

In January, EVD took our first hard hat tour of the New Burke. At that point, one could literally “see through the walls.” It was very exciting to navigate the columns, studs, rebar, and newly poured cement in the emerging building, although it took a lot of imagination to understand what goes where!

During our April Workshop we took a second walk through the new museum building – it’s come a long way in three months! Now you can really appreciate the gallery spaces, floor-through skylights, and views from various windows.

Watch a Time-Lapse Video on the Burke’s Construction Website

On May 20, 2016, more than 500 people – elected officials, Burke and University of Washington staff, tribal leaders and local school children – gathered to celebrate the ground breaking of the New Burke, a new facility for the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture planned to open in 2019. Evidence Design is pleased to be collaborating with the curatorial and collections teams, museum managers and architects at OKA to realize the museum’s “inside-out” vision, which will integrate exhibits and learning areas with visible labs and collections storage

Learn more about the ground breaking festivities

Follow the Burke’s construction updates