Bass Museum Submits Plan To Renovate And Expand Their Facility On Collins Avenue

The Bass Museum in Miami Beach, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, is planning an expansion and renovation of their building on Collins Avenue.

If the proposed renovations are approved by Miami Beach’s Historic Preservation Board, the amount of programmable space within the museum’s existing building footprint will increase by 47 percent. Plans include the enclosure of the courtyard and terrace on the north side of  the existing building, new entrances on the north and west sides of the building, a new south exterior fire stairwell, and interior renovations that include the removal of a ramp, creation of additional gallery space, and a new interior stairwell.

Arata Isozaki is the museum’s design consultant, while David Gauld is the architect. The same team oversaw an expansion of the museum between 1998 and 2002 that increased the size of the facility from 15,000 square feet to 35,000 square feet.

The HPB is scheduled to review the plans at a meeting in April.