Heritage Center Quilt Museum, Lancaster, PA

Downtown Lancaster’s Heritage Center Quilt Museum addition provided a new main entry, an expanded gift shop, a new ice cream parlor, additional exhibition space, and a new ADA elevator to the already successful destination. Cox Evans Architects blended a compatible masonry façade with dramatic and functional new interior spaces. Greenebaum Structures devised structural design solutions for several challenges, including shoe-horning a new structural steel frame into a tight urban site and stabilizing adjacent building foundations for the new project. Caldwell, Heckles & Egan was the contractor for this $1.5 million project. Governor Ed Rendell opened the museum in November to a large crowd of enthusiastic Lancastrians.