Philadelphia, PA

National Constitution Center

B&F assisted the National Constitution Center with three phases of improvements to modernize their facility and enhance the visitor experience, including construction of the Bill of Rights Gallery, renovations to “Freedom Rising,” and cutting-edge technologies for climate control and security.

Project TypeExhibit Design and Installation, Phased Renovations
Total Construction Cost$7.6M
ArchitectElia Architecture & Interiors
Phase I BuilderC. Erickson & Sons
Phase II BuilderBittenbender Construction
Phase III BuilderFlat Iron Construction
Audio Visual ConsultantDonna Lawrence Productions

Phased Renovations Support Ever-Evolving Exhibits

To properly showcase rare copies of America’s founding documents and create an innovative visitor experience, the National Constitution Center engaged B&F to manage a highly collaborative team to create a special exhibit featuring a first edition of the Declaration of Independence, a copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution, and an original copy of the Bill of Rights. We also oversaw renovations to modernize the "Freedom Rising" AV experience in the Sidney Kimmel Theater and crucial back-of-house projects, including a chiller replacement and HVAC upgrades to preserve important historical documents.

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