The City of Easton’s Economic Development Commission proposed that five abandoned buildings on the city’s central square be converted into a multi-use museum complex housing The National Canal Museum and a Discovery Center created by Binney & Smith, the manufacturer of Crayola Crayons. A sloping bridge and an independent elevator tower are identifying features of the complex, and serve to discreetly re-emphasize the industrial heritage of the historic architecture.
1996 Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects
1997 Award for Excellence in Architecture, Eastern Pennsylvania AIA
Program: Crayola FACTORY museum, galleries, 3D Studio, classroom, museum shop, food service, lobbies, auditorium, offices, National Canal Museum, National Park Service Visitors’ Center.
Wallace & Watson, Executive Architects