American Banjo Museum
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Looking for the perfect home to celebrate its time in history, the American Banjo Museum chose Bricktown to house its new gallery and performance venue.
ADG used Art Deco elements—the design influence of the 1920s and 1930s— to pay tribute to the Golden Age of the banjo in American music and also the “prime time” of Bricktown. The 6,400-square-foot warehouse, originally built in 1920 as a wholesale grocer and later put to use as a candy factory, was renovated to create light-filled spaces that feature numerous one-of-a-kind banjo masterpieces.
Renovation uncovered a number of unforeseen issues that required design modifications, such as columns that had not been recorded in previous drawings and an exterior wall that leaned out of plumb by a couple of inches.
These issues were solved through collaboration between owner, architect, structural engineer and contractor and help give the museum its distinctive character.
For more information, please vist the museum's web site.