Founded in 1877, the Mattatuck Museum is a keeper of artifacts and place for community engagement around regional history and Connecticut-based art. Our Museum Master Plan provided a comprehensive strategy for space use and compelling vision for an enhanced visual identity in Waterbury through renovation and new construction.
A previous addition was removed to make way for a street-level plaza and sculpture garden connecting to the original building with an expanded, accessible lobby providing space for ticketing, retail, events, and exhibition. New classrooms on the ground and mezzanine levels support education programs. In the expanded, flexible gallery spaces on upper levels, visual connection is maintained with the adjacent Waterbury Green through broad banks of windows.
A new zinc-clad addition provides multipurpose space and a 3,300 square-foot roof terrace overlooking Waterbury Green. Used by visitors as well as for private outdoor events, the terrace is both secure and connected to public life.
Renovation | 14,000sf
New Construction | 6,800sf
Visitor Service, Exhibition, Classroom, Roof Terrace