- Landscape Architecture
The Mark Building is an expansion of the Portland Art Museum into a former Masonic Temple, an historic building on the South Park Blocks in downtown. The renovated building features space for the museum’s contemporary arts collection, ballrooms for public and private receptions and events, The Film Study Center and museum offices.
Mayer/Reed’s design work offers new civic and cultural identity for the museum complex. Site improvements mend what was once a deep “moat” around the building perimeter; now all of the spaces next to public walkways display large works of art. At the building’s forecourt, a sculpture by Roy Lichtenstein is presented on a contemporary steel plinth. An art walk adjacent to the Roberts Sculpture Mall connects the two museum buildings and allows for the public to enjoy works of art while passing through the block.