9/11 Tribute Museum
Planning and Design
New York, NY
33,189 square feet
The 9/11 Tribute Museum offers visitors a place to remember the stories and events of September 11, 2001 through an interpretive and powerful exhibit of personal stories and artifacts. In order to expand its mission and scope, the museum relocated to a new facility which offers a central location for the outreach and fundraising efforts for the September 11th Families' Association. Huntsman served as Architect of Record (AOR), partnering with exhibit and graphic designer, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership in the design of an inspirational museum and workplace.
The project brief included exterior and interior architectural renovations to the building: A new entrance, canopy, and prominent signage, the addition of a new stairway and elevator, as well as the planning and design of the exhibit spaces, administrative offices, and a training facility. Huntsman’s in-depth knowledge of building codes provided substantial value in accommodating a Change of Use from retail, accessibility upgrades, and increased occupant loads. Huntsman’s design team worked closely with the exhibit designer to ensure a fluid and considered experience for visitors of the museum's emotionally moving exhibits.