The American Visionary Art Museum, Inc.


Project Name

The American Visionary Art Museum


Baltimore, Maryland

Project Description

J. Vinton Schafer and Sons provided construction management services for a 32,950 square foot main building and a 3,528 square foot sculpture building. The museum incorporated the historic “Baltimore Trolley Works Building” and is composed of exterior walls which are curved poured-in-place concrete.  Each wall of the museum has a different radius and begins from a different center point. The museum also features a cantilevered semi-circular gallery with the restaurant’s outdoor terrace on top. The building entry is a curved ramp of glass, concrete and imported limestone.

Square Footage

36,478 total square feet

Facility Type


Owner’s Name

The American Visionary Art Museum, Inc.


Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc.