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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has unveiled the first images of Rick Mather Architects'$100 million (£64 million) masterplan for its 5.5ha site. The design - for the state capital Richmond - will include this five-storey stone and glass structure, which will add 10,000m 2of new hanging space to the gallery. The scheme also aims to restore the museum's entrance, demolish a 1976 extension and create a 600-space car park. Museum director Michael Brand described Mather's designs as 'a new ideal for how we come together as citizens to celebrate culture in public places'.

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