Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher Building

Bellingham, WA
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  • 2010 American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum
Two-story, 3,900-m² (42,000-ft²) museum featuring exhibit galleries, an interactive center, a children’s museum, public event space, open courtyards, and a signature “lightcatcher” wall. The 11.2-m (37-ft-) tall, 54.8-m- (180-ft-) long curved wall celebrates the Northwest glass movement and reflects sunlight by day and illuminates from within at night. An upper-level public terrace features a green roof, and collections storage is provided below grade.
ARCHITECT: Olson Kundig Architects
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