The Philadelphia Museum of Art Master Plan Projects
Our team has been partnering with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to preserve, renovate, and enhance the museum experience in projects large and small since 2004. Since the beginning, it has been important to us to approach each job in one of Philadelphia’s most celebrated Art Deco structures with deliberate care for the building and its delicate contents.
Long before our work on the current Core Project began, our first assignment was to renovate and expand the museum’s newly acquired Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building – the first expansion of the building’s foot print since 1928. The work required extensive planning, attention to every detail and abundant communication with museum staff to successfully execute our work. For example, to install new MEP systems, elevators, and other modern upgrades, the team had to remove original finishes and other original details including 600sf of Indiana limestone, wood paneling and floors, light fixtures and brick. Those materials were meticulously removed, catalogues, stored and cleaned, restored and then reintegrated into the building.
Additionally, during the past 15 years we have completed the following restoration, renovation, and new construction projects:
- Façade restoration
- Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden & Parking Facility
- Rodin Museum renovation
- Kitchen, gift shop, and elevator renovations
- Perelman Auditorium renovation
- Himalayan Art Gallery renovation
- East Asian Art Gallery renovation
- Café & Stir Restaurant
All these projects required us to ensure that the construction was completed while minimizing disruption to the visiting public, minimizing dust and vibrations and a watchful eye on the artwork itself, moving or securing as necessary. As Philadelphians ourselves, we are proud of the work we are doing that will help preserve and position the museum for generations to come.