A landmark in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square, the Sid Richardson Museum is enjoying a new era of popularity with major upgrades that enhance the viewing of its priceless collection of Western art, including more than 60 paintings by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.
Beginning with the exterior, a new granite, brick and glass façade was installed to give the museum a more open and inviting look. Inside, gallery spaces were reconfigured and the building was expanded by 1,800 square feet to accommodate a new group entrance and more education space for a broadening array of programs. Upstairs, 4,000 square feet of Museum Foundation offices were renovated.
Among the building’s technical improvements are museum quality light fixtures that wash the galleries in appropriate light while highlighting individual paintings. The HVAC system was replaced with a new system capable of controlling humidity and temperature – a necessity in all art museum galleries. A new expanded art elevator was added, the Halon fire protection system was replaced with a fully automatic dry pipe fire protection system, and many Life Safety upgrades and additions were provided.
This project was a collaborative venture of Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford and DMS Architects, with HHS providing Local and Architect of Record services.