Lehigh Valley Heritage Center
The new Heritage Center highlights the museum’s vast collections of artifacts and archival materials related to the history of the Lehigh Valley region. The site of the museum is in a public park in downtown Allentown, PA, the centerpiece of which is an historic stone structure known as Trout Hall, built by William Allen, founder of the city. The new Heritage Center is entered from the east, within the park and facing Trout Hall, thereby establishing a dialogue between the two structures. The program includes a research library with adjacent secure archival storage space, a large multipurpose room, exhibit galleries, classroom, museum shop, staff offices and collections storage space. Project was recipient of a Design Award from Baltimore AIA.