Past To Present: John Cook and the Walker Art Center

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See the evolution of the internationally renowned Walker Art Center’s campus—completed this summer—and the museum’s long-term partnership with HGA.

Through this video, we explore the evolution of the campus over the years – past to present – and the original insights of John Cook and Joan Soranno that have played a role in shaping this institution near and dear to HGA.


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Making an Entrance: A Design Conversation
A conversation hosted by Architecture MN Magazine on the ideas and considerations that drove the design and its integration with the larger campus transformation.

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Walker Art Center's Esker Grove pushes the museum restaurant to new heights, Star Tribune

Walker Art Center unveils addition and renovation plans, Curbed

Streetscapes: Why the new entrance at the Walker Art Center matters, Star Tribune
Functional and stylish, the dark, metal exterior that seems to grow out of the hillside makes it perfectly clear where to enter. 

Design Partners, Up close with John Cook and Joan Soranno via Architecture MN Magazine

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John Cook, FAIA

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