The Chrysler Museum of Art, which is an art museum located in Norfolk, Virginia, was originally founded in 1933 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences. In 1971, automotive heir, Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., donated most of his extensive collection to the museum. This single gift significantly expanded the museum's collection, making it one of the major art museums in the Southeastern United States.
Downey & Scott performed cost estimating services for the expansion and renovation of this museum to accommodate additional food service capabilities and additional museum display space as well as new outdoor patios and garden space. The exterior high-end finishes and special stone were used to match the existing finishes and stone. Total project size included 10,770 GSF for addition, 31,888 GSF for renovation and 132,265 GSF for central plant.