Centerbrook to Present at NEMA Conference

Centerbrook Architects & Planners will have a featured spot on the programming schedule during the 98th Annual New England Museum Association Conference in Mystic, Connecticut.

A three-part session titled “Standing Out and Fitting In: A Behind-the-Scenes Exploration of Mystic Seaport’s Iconic New Thompson Exhibition Building,” will appropriately be held in the newly-opened, Centerbrook-designed Thompson Building on the morning of Nov. 10.

Centerbrook partner and lead designer Chad Floyd, FAIA, will participate in the session along with senior director and project manager Charles Mueller, AIA. The panel also features Mystic Seaport President Stephen White and Vice President/COO Susan Funk.

The session’s lecture, tour and panel discussion will reveal how the building was designed to enable the nation’s leading maritime museum to become a premiere year-around tourism and education destination in southeastern Connecticut.

The Thompson Building, which opened to the public on Sept. 24, is one of four cultural projects for Centerbrook in southeastern Connecticut. Others are expansions at the Connecticut River Museum in Essex, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford and the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme.

Centerbrook has long been associated with museum design and planning. The firm’s portfolio includes: the Addison Gallery of American Art in Massachusetts, the Heckscher Museum of Art on Long Island, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, in Pennsylvania, the National Maritime Center (Nauticus) in Virginia, the Norton Museum of Art in Florida, the Hill-Stead Museum in Connecticut and the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University.

The Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa will host the 98th Annual NEMA Conference, which will run from Nov. 9-11.