Rock & Roll Hall of Fame1100 E. 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114
Design Achievement – Situated on the Lake Erie waterfront in downtown Cleveland, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland not only collects and exhibits rock and roll memorabilia, but also recognizes and celebrates the genre’s most influential figures. Originally designed by I.M. Pei and opened in 1995, the museum sought to improve the visitor experience and make operational and infrastructure improvements. DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky’s design of interior renovations clarifies wayfinding and provides a major refresh to both the public and exhibit areas, modernizing not only the aesthetics, but also the museum’s audiovisual and lighting technology.
Scope Summary – The interior renovation encompassed a diverse program of improvements. Within the 7,500 SF lobby/atrium, the renovation included new graphics and wayfinding, a redesign of box office operations, and an assessment of a new ticketing system; while, a bold graphic program, new audiovisual and interactive components, redesigned casework for easier staff access, and improved visitor circulation paths updated the 21,500 SF main exhibit hall. The main-level permanent exhibits received new lighting and controls. Temporary exhibits and the Hall of Fame, where new inductees are added each year, were also renovated. DLR Group|WRL provided architecture; MEP and structural engineering design; exhibit design; architectural and exhibit display lighting; exhibit/interactive audiovisual design; theater technical; show control programming; information transport; and wayfinding/graphic design services.
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