Project Details

The MuseumLab project consisted of exterior and interior renovations to historic Allegheny Regional Branch of the Carnegie Library.  It is an extension of the Children's Museum providing maker/workshop space, office space for Museum partners, flexible gallery space, and space for the Manchester Academic Charter Middle School.  

  • Renovation
  • 45,364 square feet
  • 12 months of construction
  • Designed to meet WELL Building standards
  • isUD (innovative solutions for universal design) certification
  • Construction manager at risk

Mascaro was the construction manager for the original expansion project that linked the existing Children’s Museum to the abandoned Buhl Planetarium building to more than triple its size.  Other projects Mascaro completed for the museum includes: cafe, store, and other miscellaneous renovations; plaster repairs to the dome area; renovations to the Waterplay Exhibit; removal of bridge artwork; and lobby renovations.

The Children's Museum is LEED® Silver and the MuseumLab is LEED® Gold.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Owner: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Client Testimonial

“This project excels in every criteria: embracing project teamwork, meeting complex challenges head on, providing innovative solutions to meet sustainability and energy goals, and providing a safe environment throughout the construction process. Most important to us, was the ability of Mascaro and its subcontractors and vendors to deliver and meet our vision for the MuseumLab project.” 

Jane Werner, Executive Director, Children’s Museum Pittsburgh

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Project Characteristics

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