The firm designed a new 28,000 SF off-site collections storage facility for the university art museum whose off-campus site was chosen for its ready availability and convenient truck access. With about 10,000 SF of collections storage (for mobile, compact storage equipment), and 3,000 SF of general storage, the design features an indoor loading dock for large semi-trailers, crating/uncrating, collections processing space, personnel offices, and a collections study room. Building placement on the site and interior zoning of program areas provide opportunities for future collections storage and conservation laboratories expansion. The building shell was designed to hold temperature and humidity conditions for several hours in the event of a power failure and to exceed energy efficiency requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-2004. Ground-source geothermal wells and modular heat pumps heat and cool the facility. The resulting facility would expect to meet current requirements for LEED Gold certification. After postponement of construction for financial reasons, the University is currently re-evaluating options for storage of its art collections.