Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum



Cladding Area55 000 sf


OwnerThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Project type

Phase of InvolvementDesign

Type of Construction

Year of CompletionEst. 2025

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Expansion Project with PAU Architects dramatically expands the iconic I. M. Pei building and activates the lake front location with a new Community Park. To
meet ambitious future goals of expanded programming and community engagement, the project will increase the Rock Hall’s physical footprint and green spaces to feature a new entry lobby with publicly accessible atrium space, exhibition spaces, offices, state-of-the-art education center and a 6,000+ sq. ft. multipurpose venue.

The new museum expansion features a series of volumes and textures in response to the original museum parti. A cast-in-place concrete ellipse defines a sleek new multipurpose space, while a cylindrical drum, clad with 2′ x 2′ Peribonka black granite, plays against the white metal panel cladding of the original museum. The roof plane cantilevers dramatically above these two volumes and 10,000 sq. ft. of glazed storefront systems, featuring exposed mass timber framing and CLT deck, custom finish galvanized steel roof panels around the perimeter, and a green roof.

Heintges is providing building envelope consulting services during ongoing design phases.

Renderings courtesy of PAU