SmithGroup at 2024 Building Museums Symposium

Join SmithGroup thought leaders and cultural design experts at the 2024 Building Museums Symposium in Philadelphia, March 6-8, 2024. Building Museums is a national symposium on the process, promise and pitfalls of planning and managing museum building projects. Register through the conference website to attend. 

Wednesday, March 6| 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Ready Aim Build: A Museum Planning Workshop 
The day-long workshop will feature Jame Anderson, Monteil CrawleyChris Wood and Sarah Ghorbanian 
Learn to successfully manage any planning, building or capital project. SmithGroup's cultural experts will present a step-by-step process that takes you from project inception through opening day and beyond. Along with partner experts from Chora Creative, Clark Construction, Cumming Cost Consultants, Gallagher and Associates, and a special guest keynote from Sonia Winner, the President & CEO of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the team will review best practices and common pitfalls in museum projects. Advanced registration and additional fee required. 


Wednesday, March 6 | 2:30 – 4:00 PM 
The Franklin Institute: Hard Hat Tour 
Vitus Kaiser 
The Franklin Institute is undergoing major capital renovations to transform and update exhibitions. This behind-the-scenes construction tour will preview the transformation of the former Train Factory into the new Hamilton Collections Gallery, which will open in the fall of 2024. SmithGroup’s Vitus Kaiser will join Jennifer Flanagan of Becker & Frondorf to lead the exclusive tour. Advanced registration and additional fee required.