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American Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, NY

The Museum of the Moving Image celebrates the history of film, television and digital media through exhibitions, education programs, artifacts, and presentations. This project was a renovation and addition to the existing concrete frame building in order to meet the museum’s current programming needs. The design included a modular metal panel curtain wall and a large clear span structure to accommodate a new theater. Modernizing the museum’s theaters has allowed the museum to offer a more frequent and wider range of screenings. Stuart-Lynn Company worked with Leeser Architecture and Jaffe Holden Acoustics to update the William Fox Amphitheater, the 267-seat Sumner M. Redstone Theater and the 68-seat Celeste and Armand Bartos Screening Room. Stuart-Lynn Company provided cost estimation services for this project during the Schematic Design and Design Development phases as well as value engineering and reconciliation services.

Size: 61,000 sf
Completion: 2011
Architect: Leeser Architecture
Engineer: Werner Sobek Engineering & Design