The Chicago History Museum sponsored a national design competition for the redesign and renovation. IQM and HplusF Architects won the project. The scope was to produce a Design Build package for the museum staff to implement. The $24 million dollar project reorganized more than 80,000 square feet of galleries and public spaces.


The two-year project included redesigning 25,000 square feet of permanent galleries on Chicago history and providing an additional 20,000 square feet of temporary exhibition space by relocating collections and staff areas. The final installation includes the renovated first “EL” car in Chicago, made for the 1890s  World’s Fair.

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