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Houston Holocaust Museum Expansion
 

Holocaust Museum Houston Expansion

A $33.8 million expansion and renovation of Holocaust Museum Houston will create the nation’s fourth-largest Holocaust museum.

The facility’s current one-story east wing will be replaced with a three-story 57,000-square-foot building that will house expanded exhibition spaces, more classrooms, a larger library, and administrative offices. A new roof opening atop the current building’s cylinder will let in daylight and emit light at night, transforming the building into a light-filled beacon.

In the new space, visitors will be able to attend performances in an expanded 200-seat theater, experience an expanded exhibit with testimony and artifacts donated by Houston-area Holocaust survivors, and walk through a railcar that once carried Jewish prisoners to concentration camps. The new Moral Choices Hall and Butterfly Loft at the heart of the building will contain a commissioned artwork as a memorial to the 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust.

The expanded facilities will enable the museum to significantly broaden its community outreach and impact.

PGAL is serving as architect of record for the project, which is pursuing LEED certification.

Features include:

  1. 57,000-square-foot museum building
  2. Project will expand exhibition spaces, classrooms, library, theater, and offices
  3. Expansion will enable museum to broaden its community outreach
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