• The Alchemy of Design: Whatcom Museum
  • The Alchemy of Design: Whatcom Museum
  • The Alchemy of Design: Whatcom Museum
  • The Alchemy of Design: Whatcom Museum
project

Whatcom Museum

location

Bellingham, WA

client

Whatcom Museum

services provided

Planning
Concept Design

summary

Overlooking Whatcom Creek, the museum is situated near the origin and heart of a dynamic, vital community. Whatcom Museum honors our region’s deepest roots with an outstanding collection of Native arts, and documents centuries of change in storerooms filled with yesterday’s technology, precious heirlooms, and a bonanza of some 200,000 historic photographs. Our intent is to connect these records of our shared history with our region’s vibrant present and potential futures. The planning document distills an emerging vision for Whatcom Museum: to share our region’s rich heritage with people of all ages and backgrounds, through the museum’s exhibitions, programs, and collections.