Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is expanding! It has been a joy to return to the campus of our 2005 project, with an exciting new design challenge: adapting the neighboring Carnegie Library (the first in the US) into the hands-on MuseumLab+, administrative offices for program partners, and the new home of Manchester Academic Charter School. Take a sneak peak at these collages to imagine how this historic space will take on a new life in 2018, thanks to our fantastic team- including exec PWWG Architecture + Urban Planning.
As Director Jane Werner says, when work is done on old buildings, “you can actually feel them breathe.” In this case, according to CMP project director Chris Cieslak, renovation is also like an archaeological dig: the thrilling discovery of 5 thought-to-be lost portraits painted by Pittsburgh artist Elizabeth Black in 1940 has excited local interest. We can’t wait to see what we discover next!