The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is a independent library and museum that invites scholars and the general public to participate in historical, literary and educational activities. The Athenaeum houses a vast collection of historic documents in architecture and interior design, especially works done in the 19th and early 20th century.
Our proposal is a celebration of the historical artifact. A place where the drawing, photograph, relic, word, tool, and artifact are brought out and up close to engage new visitors. Newly programmed areas invite those seeking to silently study rare items, while introducing more inclusive gallery spaces that focus on specific and interchanging exhibits. Architecturally, the proposal is compact and frames views to the built artwork of its neighbors. Looking to the future, we leverage technology to activate a large wall that become a physical-digital hybrid Pantograph. A physical manifestation of drawing and art at a 1:1 scale.
Old City, Philadelphia, PA
Areas of Practice
Animation & Film
Architecture & Interior Design