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Hillwood Museum

Washington, DC

Hillwood is a renowned mansion museum containing a major collection of Russian fine and decorative arts. Bowie Gridley Architects was commissioned to design full interior and exterior renovations of the historic 1926 mansion.
  • The interior was restored to original condition under Secretary of the Interior Guidelines
  • BGA collaborated on technical aspects of historic preservation and in refurbishing the existing displays and adding new exhibit fixtures
  • New lighting, security and data/telecommunication systems were important aspects of the design
  • The project was featured in the September 2000 issue of Architectural Digest Magazine.
Bowie Gridley Architects also completed the design of the Museum Visitors' Center, a 43,000 sf facility including a visitors' orientation hall, a museum store and an auditorium with audio visual display. The Center features a large outdoor terrace that leads visitors to the mansion and its surrounding gardens.