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Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Presents Architectural Plans from Ma Yansong and VOA

Chicago, IL, USA (Sept 30, 2015) — Text and images courtesy Lucas Museum for Narrative Art

Merging Architecture and Landscape


The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art’s building is designed by award-winning architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects. Chicago-based VOA is the project’s architect of record. Studio Gang Architects and SCAPE Landscape Architects are designing the landscape.


A landmark sculptural building, the Lucas Museum’s state-of-the-art facility will add to the rich legacy of architectural innovation in Chicago. Architect Ma Yansong envisions a spatial experience that responds to the lake, the cityscape and the sky. The path of visitor travel, the extraordinary shape of the building and its materials will inspire stories within the Museum.

View from Northerly Island


The Museum’s new green spaces, designed by Chicago-based Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects and Kate Orff of SCAPE, evoke the historic topography and native vegetation of the lakeshore. This diverse and enriching park landscape replaces what was previously covered in asphalt. Distinct zones within the new park spaces provide a variety of educationally rich and inviting experiences with nature and are accessible to all park visitors.

Bird’s Eye View

Left: Existing / Right: Proposed

View from Plaza


The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is honored to stand alongside Chicago’s celebrated community of distinguished institutions on the lakeshore museum campus.

Field Museum

Shedd Aquarium

Adler Planetarium

Northerly Island

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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