The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum moved into their new location at 19 West Cork Street last year and made it one of the most distinct buildings in Old Town Winchester. The museum is so impressive, the architect firm that redesigned it has now won an award for the project.
Reader & Swartz Architects were awarded the Grand Prize for a Commercial Remodeling over $500,000 in the Remodeling Design Awards. Remodeled from a former furniture store, the whimsical children’s museum features colorful effects and an immersive learning atmosphere.
“For one of the most dramatic transformations, however, visitors need to look up,” the remodeling site states. “The project team installed a multi-dimensional roof terrace onto the previously unoccupied space, complete with assorted colorful pavilions and sculptural sun shades. On the roof deck, guests can explore additional exhibits, participate in educational programs, host social events, or simply enjoy the view of historic downtown Winchester and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.”
For more, check out this video that talks about the project: