The Exploratorium, San Francisco’s renowned interactive science museum, invited Doug Suisman to join a group of thirty experts from across the U.S. and England to help the museum plan for its proposed relocation to two piers along the Embarcadero, the city’s revived waterfront district. Joining more than twenty staff members of the Exploratorium, Suisman and the other visitors brainstormed during a two-day on-site workshop to develop principles, goals, programs and design strategies for the historic move. The Exploratorium has occupied its current hangar-like structure in Bernard Maybeck’s landmark Palace of Fine Arts since the museum’s inception in 1969. Planning and design for the new complex is expected to occur over the next several years.
December 15, 2006