This year’s Association of Midwest Museums (AMM) Best Practices Award recipient is the Ford House!
The historic estate of Edsel and Eleanor Ford opened its first major expansion in over 90 years to the public May 26, 2021 — a 40,000 square-foot Visitor Center and 17,000 square-foot Administration Building. The state-of-the-art project added event spaces and exhibition spaces, allowing for expanded program offerings. While these beautiful buildings are intended to enhance the visitor experience, the Visitor Center and Administration Building were designed to be net-zero energy efficient, with great care to emphasize sustainability and the surrounding natural ecosystem.
With new classroom and program space within these buildings, Ford House has created not only a new physical space for STEM learning, but also a launching point for discussing topics green-building and eco-friendly design. These buildings show that we can make our water cleaner, create more energy than we spend, all while enriching our cultural heritage and adding beauty to the world.
Join AMM virtually on November 1st to get a peek inside these beautiful new spaces at the Ford House and learn more about their sustainable design! You can sign up here.
Ravenswood Studio provided fabrication and installation services in partnership with Ford House, SmithGroup, Frank Rewold and Son Inc., Luci Creative, Richard Lewis Media Group, and Creative Technology on the updated Ford House Visitor Center.