Portland Museum Winner Announced

LEVER Architecture Named as Winner of International Competition



The Portland Museum of Art (PMA), together with Dovetail Design Strategists, is proud to announce that LEVER Architecture (Portland, OR and Los Angeles, CA) has been selected to lead the design team for the PMA’s $100 million campus expansion and unifcation project, The PMA Blueprint.


LEVER Architecture will now begin the process of designing a new museum wing, as well as improvements to unify the PMA’s existing campus of four architecturally signifcant buildings located in the heart of Portland, Maine.


“This is one of the most signifcant moments in the PMA’s 140-year history,” says Mark Bessire, the Judy and Leonard Lauder Director of the Portland Museum of Art. “LEVER, and the team they have assembled, have demonstrated that they care deeply about our region’s future, our unique arts culture, and the needs of our communities. They share our values of courage, equity, service, sustainability, and trust, and we can’t wait to get to work with LEVER and our communities to imagine Maine’s next great landmark.”  -From press release



Note: The other finalists were: David Adjaye (London), MVRVD (Rotterdam), and Toshiko Mori (New York)