Museum of Fine Arts

Boston, MA
Key Elements
  • Expansion of historic facility 
  • Site design in urban setting 
  • City of Boston permitting 

The Museum of Fine Arts’ (MFA’s) expansion project increased and enhanced the historic facility by creating a new 151,000-square-foot Art of the Americas wing, building a new underground mechanical plant area, adding administrative space in the upper two floors of the East Wing, making several space improvements, reconstructing the Fenway and Huntington entrances, and creating the distinctive 70-foot-high crystal spine that runs through the Museum. 

Nitsch performed site utility, layout, and grading design for the project, and assisted in the preparation of the permit applications for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission, the Department of Environmental Protection Sewer Connection, the Boston Public Improvement Commission, Chapter 91, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the City of Boston Parks Department. We also prepared construction documents and provided construction administration services. 

Key Collaborators

Owner: Museum of Fine Arts 
Architect: CBT Architects