Museum Lab

Designed at Pentagram by Rory Simms.

Partner: Paula Scher

Designer: Jaenam Yoo

Project Manager: Sarah McKeen

Environmental Cultural

The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has launched Museum Lab, a new maker space for older kids in the former Carnegie Free Library down the block from the Children’s Museum in Allegheny Commons. Pentagram has refreshed the brand identity for the Children’s Museum and designed the signage, wayfinding and environmental graphics for the new Lab.

The Library renovation by KoningEizenberg Architecture refurbishes selected areas of the immense 40,000 sq ft building and leaves others in their existing stressed condition, creating what the team calls a “beautiful ruin.” The signage program uses a clean, modern design and unexpected industrial materials in contrast with the historic 1890 landmark.

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