The WAG moved to its current location in 1971 and was officially opened by H.R.H Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. As an extension to the existing building, the new WAG Inuit Art Center is designed by award-winning American architect Michael Maltzan. The new Centre will be home to the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world. The building is supported by 169 piles with 600 tons of steel with a Visible Vault. Some of the challenges for the project were matching structural steel with as-built concrete by inserting site scan data (point Cloud) into our Tekla model, and coordination with stone veneer trades without digital files at the perimeter of the building.
The WAG Inuit Art Center is scheduled to open in 2020 and will be become a new landmark of Winnipeg.