In 2002, hanrahan Meyers architects (hMa) collaborated with the Museum of Arts and Desgin (formerly the American Craft Museum) in the design of their exhibition 'Changing Hands : Art Without Reservation'. 'Changing Hands' was the first in a series of three exhibitions to focus on and celebrate Contemporary Art created by the native peoples of the United States (including Hawaii) and Canada.
hMa is dedicated to promoting the arts through their architectural practice. In 2007, hMa’s Pratt Design Center opened to international acclaim. Pratt Design Center’s public face is hMa’s Pratt Pavilion, a 10,000 square foot building featuring a new gallery on the second floor and a sculpture garden on the ground floor. Pratt Design Center is located on Pratt Institute's main campus.
In 2000 hMa’s Headquarters for Arts International received international notice, opening to reviews from publications in the U.S. and Europe. The project received design awards from the American Institute of Architects and Architectural Record magazine, which gave the project awards for it’s design ideas, as well as its use of sustainable and recycled materials. Arts International includes a 7,000 square-foot space for arts installations as well as performance. Founded by Noreen Tomassi, Arts International sponsored arts exchanges between the United States and other countries. Noreen Tomassi is currently the Executive Director of the Mercantile Library in New York City.
hanrahanMeyers architects practice began in 1987, when the firm came to international attention for their winning entry for the Chattanooga Nature Interpretive Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. hMa also produced competition winning designs for the Queens Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC in 2002 in addition to several other arts related projects.
hMa is a woman-owned business. Their practice is known for award-winning Nature-based design, and their portfolio includes Platinum LEED rated projects, as well as several projects for clients in the arts, including custom homes for arts collectors. For more information about hMa, please visit our website: www.hanrahanMeyers.com. hMa maintains a blog featuring several of hMa’s collaborative partners in the arts, www.culturalconversations.com.