Cultural

Organizations in the arts and heritage sectors are often intimately associated with the spaces they occupy – a great building reinforces a brand, puts an organization on the map, welcomes a broader audience and keeps them coming back time and again. Creating places that will inspire, educate and entertain increasingly sophisticated generations of visitors is a great achievement, especially with ever-greater competition for their attention and leisure time.




An unforgettable visitor experience starts with a flawless performance from the building itself. There is no room for error when it comes to creating the right conditions for priceless works of art or world-class musicians, supporting complex stage infrastructure or maintaining a comfortable internal environment for visitors and audiences – however difficult it may be to reconcile these goals, and no matter how challenging the external climate.

 

A Deep Understanding of the Cultural Sector

It takes a special kind of consultant to fully understand the challenges associated with cultural buildings. For decades, WSP has been collaborating on some of the world’s most inspiring and beloved cultural landmarks. Our experts help cultural organizations around the world evolve and enhance the experience for increasingly sophisticated visitors and audiences. We work hand in hand with local communities, translating our clients’ visions into beautiful, adaptable and cost-effective buildings that always perform exactly as they should.

 

Our cultural projects encompass galleries, museums, performance venues and community spaces on every continent. Each has its own unique story: from the sustainable National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, to the spectacular Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, and from the stunning facade of Calgary’s National Music Centre to new building services for Gaslockan, a classic Stockholm landmark.