Tucked into Philadelphia’s historic Old City district, this museum explores the life and legacy of Benjamin Franklin. Videos, interactive features, AV animations, and artifacts explain the rich life of this important founding father through the lens of his distinctive character traits. This project involved a complete renovation of an existing underground museum originally designed by Robert Venturi, including renovating the entry pavilion and installing completely new exhibits at the lower level.
Quinn Evans was the Architect and Casson Mann was the Exhibit Designer for this project, which cost $23,000,000. The lower level is 18,800 square feet and the entry pavilion is 3,400 square feet. The museum was finished in September 2014 on schedule and under budget.