Skylight Restoration

We designed the reopening of three historic skylights over the building’s main exhibit halls.

The original skylights were roofed over in the 1950s with concrete planks in a day of anxiety that natural light would damage artifacts and broken glass might fall on exhibits. They probably leaked, too.

The new skylights were modern, insulated glass, aluminum framed skylight systems. The glazing caps and other exterior parts of the system are clad in copper to mimic the originals.

From the interior, visitors see the original glass lay lights, cleaned as part of our project.