Portfolio Tag: Museum

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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MSI Red Planet Blue Planet Exhibit

As architect of record, HPZS led an award winning team including the Hettema Group and Gallagher & Associates to design a major new exhibit utilizing all levels of the entire East Pavilion of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The joint creative concept was the winning proposal in a NASA sponsored design competition…
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George Clayson House Museum

The George Clayson House was built in 1873. After a series of owners, it was acquired in 1976 by the Palatine Public Library, the Palatine Park District, and the Palatine Historical Society. The Historical Society entered into an agreement to restore the house and operate it as a museum. HPZS was engaged as the restoration…
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Dana Thomas House

The Dana Thomas House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was constructed in 1905 for Susan Lawrence Dana, a leading figure in Springfield Society. As restored by HPZS the house is one of the largest, most elaborate, and complete of Wright's houses, maintaining most of the original Wright designed furniture and art glass. HPZS was awarded…
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