Brandywine River Museum

The Brandywine Conservancy was founded to preserve the natural and cultural resources of the historic Brandywine Valley. Watershed protection and conservation of 32,000 acres initiated the original efforts. Today the Conservancy buildings include the Brandywine River Museum, a former gristmill, a converted house (Blue Building) and Maintenance Building. The museum has four million visitors annually and is home to an unparalleled collection of American illustration and painting, especially the Wyeths. This project involves design for a new 4-story, 12,000 SF addition to the museum, renovation to the remainder of the existing museum, and replacing the Blue Building and the Maintenance Building.  The museum addition includes a classroom, library, art preservation work rooms, art storage vault, bookstore, catering kitchen, loading dock, offices and equipment rooms. The new, 2-story, 6800 SF administration building replaces the original Blue Building. The new 28,000 SF, 3-story, barn-style Maintenance Building is used for maintenance vehicle storage, container storage, archival storage rooms, and maintenance personnel offices.

Additional Information:

LocationChadds Ford, PA
Completion Date
Construction Value $11,000,000
OwnerBrandywine Conservancy
ArchitectGWWO, Inc
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