Showcasing an Extraordinary Collection

Greiner partnered with Mohagen Hansen Architecture and the Cafesjian Art Trust (CAT) to create a museum, warehouse, and event space to store and display the organization’s art collection, which includes the largest private collection of Chihuly glasswork in the world.

Cafesjian Art Trust Museum

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At a Glance

Location: Shoreview, MN

Size: 21,000 sf

Architect: Mohagen Hansen

Photo Credits: Corey Gaffer Photography

Scope of Work
  • Full reconstruction of the interior
  • Installation of museum-quality climate and humidity control system
  • Installation of whole-building generator
  • Additional structural supports and backing to support glass sculptures weighing up to 3000 lbs/sf
  • Unique oval-shaped research library with specialized millwork in the center
  • Design/build interior pergola system that could support up to 3000 lbs on each pane of glass to help support the large selection of Chihuly artwork. This design includes a full upper level for staff to access the artwork from above.
  • Additional structural support and installation of glass STO panels on the exterior, which is currently the largest application of STO in the United States
  • Exterior sitework, including parking lot and landscaping