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Children’s Museum getting room to play

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The Minnesota Children’s Museum recently selected MS&R to design a renovation of and expansion to their Saint Paul home.

This project is perfect for MS&R. It is our third project with the Minnesota Children’s Museum, having helped the museum establish itself with our designs for the first two locations. We have 31 years of experience designing places for children, including more than 130 children’s spaces in libraries, designs for Montessori and Waldorf schools, and the Mill City Museum. These projects were all shaped around the experience of the people—children and adults—who use them every day. The key challenge for this renovation and expansion project will be to create an authentic experience for the children and their parents who visit the museum. Both physical and emotional, this experience should be sensuous and body centered more than conceptual and intellectual.

You can read more about the project in Maja Beckstrom’s article, “Children’s Museum getting room to play with,” on the Pioneer Press website.

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    Thomas Meyer

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