Quinn Evans Architects received an AIA Huron Valley Honor Award for the Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass at the Henry Ford's Greenfield Village. QEA collaborated with James Carpenter Design Associates to transform the former machine shop into a new exhibit space for the museum's diverse collection.  
 

"A sophisticated interplay between new glass elements and the existing masonry building. The solution celebrates glass not only through a refined display of artifacts, but also through the architecture itself."

AIA Huron Valley Awards Jury

 

Inspired by the art glass pieces housed within the space, the design team converted a defunct machine shop into a transparent jewel box of a gallery. Located on the campus of Greenfield Village, the glass gallery’s design creates a modern counterpoint to the surrounding historic buildings and supports the museum’s mission by demonstrating the versatility of glass as a medium.