Work begins on the Palmer Museum of Art’s new Allied Works-designed home at Penn State

Construction has officially kicked off on the 71,000-square-foot new home for Pennsylvania State University’s Palmer Museum of Art, a nearly 50-year-old State College institution that ranks as the largest art museum located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and the most significant academic art museum in the Keystone State. Allied Works, an architectural firm with studios in New York City and Portland, Oregon, was originally tapped by Penn State for the $85 million project in 2019. Final plans were later approved, but not without opposition, by the Penn State Board of Trustees in early May, clearing the way for the building’s groundbreaking at a site adjacent to the Arboretum at Penn

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