Yale Peabody Museum renovation and addition
This project updates the museum’s exhibition, collections preparation, and object study areas while also improving circulation in and outside of the building. A 66,000 GSF addition provides new programmatic space through a central atrium that reninforces connectivity with the Environmental Science Center.
Upon reopening to the public, Yale Peabody Museum will have 50 percent more exhibition space (including a new Central Gallery), reconfigured exhibition support areas (mount shop, carpentry), enhanced education space (10 classrooms), improved public amenities (museum shop, more elevators and entries), rethought administrative and support space (offices, meeting rooms, catering pantry), and renewed collections areas (including the Great Hall).
170 Whitney Avenue
171,500 gross square feet
December 2022 (construction), early 2024 (collections installation)
Impact on the area
- Yale Peabody Museum will be closed ot the public, including portions of parking lot 22 (visitor lot).
Architect, 1925: Day & Klauder Architects (Frank Miles Day, MAH 1916)
Renovation and addition, 2023: Centerbrook Architects and Planners (design); Turner Construction Company (construction)
for occupants and visitors
- To learn more about this project, visit the Peabody Evolved website.
- Review the latest town hall summary from September 29, 2022.
for the city
A total of 600,000 labor hours resulted in 40 job opporunities for New Haven residents.
The Yale Peabody Museum project is targeting a LEED Gold v4 certification. For more information about Yale’s built environment, visit the Office of Sustainability.
Top images: Renderings by Centerbrook Architects and Planners, courtesy of Yale Office of Facilities