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Bay Area Discovery Museum Receives Interior Design Best of Year Award


On December 9, Bay Area Discovery Museum, led by principal/owner Alan Maskin was honored with a 2021 Interior Design Best of Year award in the Kids’ Zone category! The international Best of Year award program recognizes significant interior design projects, as well as products, individual designers and manufacturers.

Located in Sausalito, California, beside the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Area Discovery Museum renovation maintains the architectural integrity of the historic site while transforming the visitor experience with exhibits incorporating STEM concepts like digital fabrication and systems thinking to build creative problem-solving skills in children and transform the way they learn. A campus-wide master plan outlines a phased approach to future expansion to strategically position the museum for longevity and long-term resilience.

We are honored to have our work recognized by this program, and thankful to the incredible client team, collaborators and project partners we had the opportunity to work with on this project.

Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, California, USA

Design Principal: Alan Maskin
Project Manager: Marlene Chen, AIA, LEED® AP
Project Architect: Megan Zimmerman
Architectural Staff: Crystal Coleman, LEED® AP, and Jerome Tryon
Exhibit Designers: Ryan Botts, Tessa Crespo and Jared Luther
Interior Design: Sarah Muchow, IIDA, NCIDQ
Interior Design Staff: Mike Lee
General Contractor: Cello Maudru
Owner’s Representative: Whiteside Management
Structural Engineer (Phase 1 Architecture): Rutherford & Chekene
Structural Engineer (Phase 2 Architecture & Exhibits): Tipping Engineering
MEP Engineer: Integral Design
Civil Engineer: AECOM
Landscape Architect: Surfacedesign
Exhibit Fabricator (Interior Exhibits): Pacific Studio
Exhibit Fabricator (Exterior Exhibits): Gizmo
Lighting Design: Niteo
Specifications: Topflight
Graphic Designer: Volume
Boat Restoration: Spaulding Wooden Boat Center