Master Planning, Museums
Heritage Harbor will be both Rhode Island’s state history museum and an education and research center. Located in a former power plant, a consortium of nineteen museums, historical societies, and ethnic organizations will join to develop a common home under one roof. New space will be created by an “insertion” – an interior structure that is built independent of the building’s envelope – which allows for a large atrium space to house exhibit spaces. The Caravel, a replica of a 15th century Portuguese sailing ship, will be the centerpiece for the museum.
A Schwartz/Silver | TAMS joint venture project.
Program: Lobby, exhibit galleries, Rhode Island Historical Society library; State and City archives, education center, café, 600-seat multi-purpose banquet room, collections storage facilities, Member Organization headquarters and offices