Vero Beach Museum of Art select Allied Works for Architectural Expansion and Renovation

Jul 1, 2022

Allied Works is pleased to announce our selection by the Vero Beach Museum of Art (VBMA) to lead the expansion and renovation project which will focus on building resiliency and future growth needs for the VBMA.

After working with architect selection advisor David Meckel and completing a nine-month extensive search that entailed a highly competitive line-up of 13 national architectural firms and an eventual shortlist of four, VBMA selected Allied Works for the project.

"This was a comprehensive process for which the Museum formed a seven-member Architectural Committee from our Board of Trustees. We took great lengths to review the exceptional proposals put forward by the invited architects and are thrilled to have unanimously selected Allied Works as our partner on this journey," said Emily Sherwood, Chair of the VBMA Board of Trustees.

The design team will be led by Allied Works founder Brad Cloepfil and Principals Chelsea Grassinger and Gabe Smith. “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with everyone at VBMA and bring this project to fruition,” said Grassinger.

"Brad, Chelsea, Gabe and their team fully embraced the complexities and opportunities of our project, which involves opening up to a lush park environment while simultaneously building out a more resilient campus. Allied Works has the right experience – including extensive experience working on museums in high humidity coastal areas -- and the creative design thinking to address these challenges,” said VBMA Executive Director/CEO Brady Roberts.

Anticipated completion for the VBMA’s expansion and renovation is 2026.

Allied Works is pleased to announce our selection by the Vero Beach Museum of Art (VBMA) to lead the expansion and renovation project which will focus on building resiliency and future growth needs for the VBMA.

After working with architect selection advisor David Meckel and completing a nine-month extensive search that entailed a highly competitive line-up of 13 national architectural firms and an eventual shortlist of four, VBMA selected Allied Works for the project.

"This was a comprehensive process for which the Museum formed a seven-member Architectural Committee from our Board of Trustees. We took great lengths to review the exceptional proposals put forward by the invited architects and are thrilled to have unanimously selected Allied Works as our partner on this journey," said Emily Sherwood, Chair of the VBMA Board of Trustees.

The design team will be led by Allied Works founder Brad Cloepfil and Principals Chelsea Grassinger and Gabe Smith. “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with everyone at VBMA and bring this project to fruition,” said Grassinger.

"Brad, Chelsea, Gabe and their team fully embraced the complexities and opportunities of our project, which involves opening up to a lush park environment while simultaneously building out a more resilient campus. Allied Works has the right experience – including extensive experience working on museums in high humidity coastal areas -- and the creative design thinking to address these challenges,” said VBMA Executive Director/CEO Brady Roberts.

Anticipated completion for the VBMA’s expansion and renovation is 2026.