San Antonio, TX
This project, “New Witte”, is Phase II of the Witte Museum Master Plan. Components of Phase II include Valero Great Hall (10,000 SF), the new lobby/receiving area for the museum, which will feature a glassed-in entryway and permanent dinosaur exhibition space. The new changing Exhibit and Special Events Center (9,000 SF) will feature several riverside porches. This phase also includes renovation of the 85-year-old main building, and new state-of-the-art galleries such as Texas Wild, Dinosaur, and Archeology / Anthropology, all featuring collection-based, interactive components. An aqueduct will carry water from the San Antonio river, through the Grand Entry, out over the walkways, driveways and lawns into a pool with a splashing fountain. This project has a goal of LEED Gold certification.