Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This multi-phased project for the expansion of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts began with a master plan collaboration for the entire campus, in the context of an overall building expansion program that accommodates the museum's growth well into the future.  The design supports the goal of linking the institution back to its historic relationship with the adjacent Back Bay Fens, an Olmsted-designed landscape that is part of Boston's historic Emerald Necklace. The project advanced the idea that the Museum should not simply sit alongside the Park but should become immersed in it. The design of new entry landscapes and vehicular drop-off areas strengthened the identity of the Museum as a welcoming and accessible member of the community.

More information on the museum addition can be found on the MFA's website.


Location: Boston, MA
Size: 16.5 acres
Client: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Completion Date: 2007

Project Team

Foster + Partners, Architect
CBT Architects, Architect
GGN, Landscape Architect

Services Provided

Master Plan - Construction Administration




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