Germantown Industrial History Museum

  • MUSEUM MISSION
    This museum's mission is to showcase the chain of textile production and manufacturing in the various Philadelphia neighborhoods over the course of history.
  • DESIGN CONCEPT
    The architecture of this museum is intended to express each neighborhood's individual contributions to the local textile manufacturing industry through interconnected galleries and communal areas.
  • Selected Process Sketches
  • View from mezzanine showing interconnected galleries
  • Manayunk Industry History Gallery featuring interactive display tables
  • Cafe concept featuring custom fabric wrapped structures and outdoor seating/green space
  • View of entrance and ticket window
  • Longitudinal Section
  • Cross Section
  • Main Level Reflected Ceiling Plan
  • LIGHTING CONCEPT
    The lighting and material selections have been chosen to create functional and high quality spaces.  Lighting is an extremely important aspect in the design of a museum, as the items being displayed are often light sensitiive.  In my design lighting is used to differentiate spaces and create glowing galleries with an overall soft, indirect quality of light.
  • Mezzanine Level Floor Plan
  • Main Level Floor/Site Plan
  • Lower Level Floor Plan
  • Main Display Detail
  • Stair Detail
  • Material Concept