Project DescriptionEllison Bronze Inc. supplies 106 new balanced doors to the Modern Wing’s exterior entrances, lobby, and internal galleries. This brings the tally to 118 total signature Ellison doors throughout the Art Institute.
The Modern Wing opened its doors on May 16, 2009, and has since achieved LEED Silver certification as well as a Chicago Innovation Award. It was designed by the world-renowned architects at the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (Paris, France) while Interactive Design, Inc., Architects (Chicago, IL) served as local Architect of Record. Following a recurring theme in Piano’s designs, the Modern Wing attempts to capitalize on lightness, transparency, and a cleanliness of detail.