Ancient Americas

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Ancient Americas

Location Client Size Role Duration
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 The Field Museum of Chicago 20,000 sq/ft. Owner Representative / Development Consultant March 2006 – March 2007

The Ancient Americas takes you on a journey through 13,000 years of human ingenuity and achievement in the western hemisphere, where hundreds of diverse societies thrived long before the arrival of Europeans. The construction of a new 20,000 SF exhibit located at the northeast area of the museum, which includes a replica of an 800-year-old pueblo dwelling, display cases with moisture control, interactive, over 2200 artifacts of the America people from the earliest Native American culture through the arrival of the Europeans. Ancient Americas explores how and why certain cultures changed over time, developing farming, creating new forms of artistic expression, and forging mighty empires.

Construction of a 20,000 square feet exhibit, which includes:

  • Replica of an 800-year-old pueblo dwelling
  • Specialty display cases with moisture control.
  • Interactive models
  • Over 2200 artifacts of the America people from the earliest Native American culture through the arrival of the Europeans.
  • Audio Visual components and graphics.
  • A set of new exhibits, displays, interactive models and artifacts celebrating the American people from the earliest Native American culture through the arrival of the Europeans.
  • IDNR Grant requirements and time frame.
  • Preservation of the original Museum architecture features
  • The construction of the Triad.