Natural History Museum Expansion

Gastonia, NC

Client: Withheld
Completed: 2007
Project Team:
David S. Tobin, AIA, Principal-in-Charge
Jennifer Shields, Intern Architect, Lead Designer
Herb Sprott, AIA, Project Architect


Renovations to the Schiele Museum Lobby consisted of two components: a new ticketing and information desk and a new planetarium entry featuring a T-Rex skeleton. Care was taken in choosing materials from sustainable sources for both components. The undulating canopy form evokes a forest canopy and provides a dynamic backdrop for the featured T-Rex.