Teel Family Pavilion
Gwathmey Siegel & Associates

January 10, 2011 /

Sacramento, California, USA

Photo: Bruce Damonte

The Crocker Art Museum expansion complements the 125 year-old museum's historic structures, which include one of the first purpose-built art museum buildings in the United States.

GSAA's compositional strategy for the project was aimed at establishing a uniquely iconic presence for the new addition, while framing the existing complex in a coherent physical dynamic.

The result is a collaged image for both the new and historic structures: the new addition is rotated on a due north/south axis, disengaging it from the existing orthogonal street grid and Crocker complex, which reinforces its contrapuntal siting and massing.

Photo: Bruce Damonte
Photo: Bruce Damonte
Photo: Bruce Damonte

Inside, the new galleries are directly connected to the existing Art Gallery building, allowing for a continuous circulation from the new to the old structures, both vertically and horizontally, and totally integrating the entire complex.

Photo: Bruce Damonte
Photo: Bruce Damonte
Photo: Bruce Damonte
Photo: Bruce Damonte
Photo: Bruce Damonte
Photo: Bruce Damonte

In addition to extensive new galleries for temporary exhibitions and the display of the Crocker's permanent collection, The Teel Pavilion includes expanded educational and art studio space, a teacher resource center, a space for participatory arts programming for children and adults, an expanded library, and a new student exhibition space and teaching galleries. The expansion also provides space for on-site collections care and storage, as well as a new conservation lab.

New public amenities, including a 260-seat auditorium, a café with indoor and outdoor seating, and a redesigned Museum Store, are also included.

The Teel Family Pavilion more than triples the museum's size and enhances its role as a cultural resource for California and the state's many visitors. One of GSSA co-founder Charles Gwathmey's last major public projects.

Drawing courtesy Gwathmey Siegel & AssociatesSite Plan Ground Floor Levelteel_pavilion_12.jpg
Drawing courtesy Gwathmey Siegel & AssociatesSecond Floor Plan
Drawing courtesy Gwathmey Siegel & AssociatesThird Floor Plan
Drawing courtesy Gwathmey Siegel & AssociatesSections
Model photo courtesy Gwathmey Siegel & AssociatesModel Site Plan
Model photo courtesy Gwathmey Siegel & AssociatesModel North East Axonometric

Facts about Teel Family Pavilion

Total area:

125,000 ft2

Project Architect:

Gerald Gendreau


Crocker Art Museum

Last updated: December 19, 2013

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