Staten Island, NY
Located on the North Shore of Staten Island, the Sailor Snug Harbor campus was originally constructed as a community for retired sailors. Today, the campus functions as a cultural center with a unique collection of architecturally significant 19th century buildings used by various arts organizations.
H3 was retained to develop an expansion for the Staten Island Museum within the Snug Harbor campus. Originally founded in 1881, the museum’s programs and collections in natural science, art and history focus of the culture, history and geography of the borough. The museum engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions and an extensive educational program for city school children.
The museum will occupy two of the five Greek-revival structures on the campus. These buildings are known as the “Front Five” and are designated as a New York City Landmarks and are also listed on the State and National Register of Historic Buildings. H3 is working to create comprehensive program of interior renovation that includes gallery spaces, administrative offices, classrooms, library, storage for the collections and ancillary public support spaces.
CLIENT: Staten Island Museum / NYC Dept of Design and Construction
SIZE: 25,000 square feet
COST: $10 million