- Gastonia, NC
The new Earth / Space / Science Center expansion to an original complex nearly doubled the size of the existing facility. Programmatic elements include a new main entry courtyard, exhibit galleries, an auditorium, classrooms, a 50’ diameter tilted dome planetarium and administrative offices. The new entrance and a system of ramps solve problems of orientation, wheelchair accessibility, and security. Additions and renovations were phased so that the museum could remain open during construction.