Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore, Maryland

Modern Systems Help Celebrate Maryland’s Rich Heritage

In order to update and integrate its multi-building campus in the Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Maryland Historical Society added a 40,000-square-foot gallery building with a central courtyard and a new, glass-enclosed visitors’ entrance. The addition features an expanded research library and exhibit and educational space. Engineering upgrades included the installation of a chiller to an existing cooling plant, requiring close coordination with the museum and the general contractor to ensure that museum operations were not impacted. Mueller engineered the modernized mechanical systems to address goals for consistent environmental control, extended service life, service access, ease of maintenance, reliability, redundancy, and energy efficiency. Mueller’s past work with the Maryland Historical Society has also included engineering for the adaptive reuse of the city’s circa-1940s, 20,000-square-foot Greyhound Bus Terminal building into the Gateway Gallery building, with extensive new exhibition space.

Architect

Ziger/Snead Architects

Client History

2003: Gallery Building; Ziger/Snead Architects
1996: Exhibition Building; GWWO Architects

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  • Mueller’s design meets all of the objectives for the building and allows the museum to maintain a sophisticated system for displays.

    Steve Ziger
    Partner, Ziger/Snead Architects
  • Mueller’s design meets all of the objectives for the building and allows the museum to maintain a sophisticated system for displays.

    Steve Ziger
    Partner, Ziger/Snead Architects