Portfolio Category: Master Planning

Western Illinois Museum

HPZS is working with the non-profit Western Illinois Museum (WIM) in Macomb, Illinois to develop a Master Plan for the existing historical facility that includes an assessment of the existing building components. It provides a conceptual design to update and re-purpose the building spaces to breathe new life into the successful museum for years to…
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Village of Orland Park

HPZS was selected by the Village of Orland Park to reinterpret and restore three historic properties including the Humphrey House Museum, an 1881 home listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the residence of Orland Park’s first mayor, John Humphrey. At the Humphrey House, HPZS is implementing upgrades to the ground floor to…
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UChicago Eckhart Ryerson Master Planning

HPZS was engaged to facilitate a programming and planning study for the University of Chicago’s Eckhart Ryerson Building with a larger focus on the Department of Math. The scope included an upgrade to instructional space that will continue to support the Computer Science and Statistics programs, as well as a sustainable master plan for the…
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THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

The Museum of Science and Industry is an icon on Chicago’s lakefront. A landmark building, it was originally constructed as the Palace of Fine Arts for the World’s Fair in 1893, and reconstructed in the 1930’s as a showcase of science and technology. HPZS has been involved as a Prime Architect for countless projects since…
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MSI Pioneer Zephyr Exhibit

In 2019, the Museum of Science and Industry engaged HPZS to update the 20 year old Pioneer Zephyr exhibit to create a more dynamic visitor experience. Working closely with the exhibit designer and the MSI Exhibits Team, HPZS visually encapsulated the existing space by permanently closing the existing fire shutters between the exhibit space and…
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MSI Science Storms Exhibit

HPZS was engaged to install over 20 earth science specific permanent exhibits for the MSI Science Storms installation, collecting the seven natural phenomena into one location that occupies both the main and balcony levels of the West Gallery space. In order to accommodate the intensive infrastructure requirements, the entire main level exhibit was placed on…
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