Independence Hall National Historic Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Franklin Court Museum – National Park Service

Project Summary

Project involved rehabilitation of the existing, below-grade museum and included the modification and expansion of the entrance pavilion at the courtyard level.  The site, originally designed by renowned architect Robert Venturi for the Bicentennial celebration, is the location of the Ghost Frames and underground museum that interpret the home site of Benjamin Franklin. This National Park Service project creates a world-class museum facility containing a biographical exhibit dedicated to the life, times, and legacy of Benjamin Franklin. The project is comprised of major structural changes to the building resulting in a major expansion of the ground level structure and reconfiguration of the existing exhibit spaces. The project also included addition of all new mechanical and life safety systems.


Construction Management, Inspection