Weisman Art Museum

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Architect of Record: Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle
  • Design Architect: Frank O. Gehry
  • Client: University of Minnesota

Project Highlights

  • Galleries, auditorium, and retail spaces
  • Clear span of 80 feet
  • Structural steel and cast-in-place post-tensioned concrete


The Weisman Art Museum is a four-story structure housing about 11,000 square feet of gallery space, a 120-seat auditorium, a museum store, storage areas, carpentry and technical areas, office and meeting/class rooms, and hospitality spaces. The gallery has eighty feet of clear span. Below the gallery spaces, a parking ramp accommodates 300 vehicles. Construction materials include structural steel and cast-in-place, post-tensioned and reinforced concrete. The facility is supported by drilled concrete piers in bedrock.