Jeanine Quaglia's article on QEA's $24 million modernization of Benjamin Franklin Museum appears in Retrofit Magazine. The article explores the museum's history and the creation of a new and engaging venue for visitors to explore the life of one of America's founding fathers.
The article highlights the new entry pavilion feature as an engaging and clear point of entry for the underground museum experience.
The new portal echoes the design of the original 1976 canvas awning—a reference to the Philadelphia tradition of open-air market shelters—with a copper-clad canopy. The canopy’s linear composition is relieved by a large window that re-introduces the ghost house to visitors as they return to the surface after experiencing the exhibits below. - Inga Saffron, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Read the entire article here.