Holocaust Museum & Education Center

April 10 2015

Skokie, Illinois
The project involved the construction of a new, 65,000 SF facility including three parking lots and extensive landscaping. The three-part building design is dedicated to Holocaust survivors. The first part is a dark anodized metal clad building representing “the descent into darkness.” The “hinge” between the two sides represents a book of remembrance, and is the memorial to those who perished in the Holocaust. The third part, made of white anodized metal, ascends into the light and represents an education center. The facilities ground floor functions include a special exhibitions gallery, a Children’s Exhibition, classrooms and special events hall. The main floor features an auditorium, the core exhibition and library and resource center. The second floor includes the Book of Remembrance, the Legacy of Absence gallery and Trustee’s Board Room. Staff offices are located on the third floor.