National Museum of American Jewish History

LERA led the structural design of a new 100,000-sf (9,300-sm) museum housing cultural and learning resources. The building is composed of two distinct structures: a terracotta volume containing galleries, conference and administrative space; and a glass volume containing additional exhibition space, which cantilevers onto Independence Mall. The building also houses the Dell Theater below grade, offering event space for conferences, lectures and presentations.


The museum is located directly adjacent to a SEPTA subway line and station. As part of the project, LERA engineered the relocation of a large sculpture directly over the station.

Location

Philadelphia, PA

 

Owner 

National Museum of American Jewish History

Architect

Ennead Architects (formerly Polshek Partnership)