Benaroya Wing Expansion

The Benaroya Wing is funded through Rebecca Benaroya’s generous promised gift to TAM, which includes 225 major works of art. Learn more about the Benaroya Collection here.

Project Scope

The Benaroya Wing will be a 6,860 gross square-foot addition and will bring the museum’s total gross square footage to nearly 80,000.

  • About 4,550 net square feet to view artworks
  • 25% increase in gallery space
  • Remaining space will house utilities and support functions

Project Milestones

  • January 14, 2016 – Rebecca Benaroya generously promises her gift on her 93rd birthday. Read the press release here.
  • November 16, 2016 – TAM announces JTM Construction as general contractor. Read the press release here.
  • July 11, 2017Groundbreaking Celebration, commemorating Jack Benaroya’s birthday.
  • September 15, 2017 – Construction begins.


Olson Kundig

Award-winning Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig designed TAM’s 16,000 square-foot Haub Family Galleries, which opened in November 2014 and houses the most significant collection of western American art in the region. The Haub addition was completed on time and on budget, within a similar construction timeline as planned for the Benaroya Wing. As with the Haub expansion, TAM will prioritize sustainability, diversity, and inclusion of local contractors and suppliers in the project.

General Contractor

JTM Construction

Founded with a vision to be positively engaged in building the neighborhoods, work places, and infrastructure support systems of the Pacific Northwest, JTM Construction specializes in the development of performing arts centers, medical facilities, office, hotel, retail, parking structures and warehouses. Former JTM projects include Frye Art Museum, McCaw Hall, and Benaroya Hall, along with Tacoma’s Museum of Glass and Lemay – America’s Car Museum.

Parking at TAM

Visitor parking will be limited during construction. Click here to plan your visit to TAM.


Images courtesy of Olson Kundig.