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National Building Museum
Welcome Center

Studio Joseph

New Project collaborated with the design team at Studio Joseph to fabricate and install the National Building Museum Welcome Center galleries. An exploration of the built environment, the award-winning project engages and educates visitors, presenting technical material at a more accessible and approachable scale. 


Designed by renown architects such as Louis Sullivan, Renzo Piano, Antoni Gaudi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Kengo Kuma, and OMA, the archetypes presented in the series of 14- to 18-foot panels were innovative in their approach to design and material usage and implemented in what have come to be some of the most well known buildings in the world.


The New Project team employed a range of fabrication methods to re-create the complex facades, all finished in Zolatone paint to enhance the material and composition. Each panel was further customized to accommodate media bands with environmental graphics, iPads, and material samples that intersect the gallery walls.

Winner, 2023 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award Category: Museums and Cultural Buildings

Read Dezeen's article about the  NBM Welcome Galleries, shortlisted for a 2023 Dezeen Award in Exhibition Design.

Images courtesy Studio Joseph

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