As the National Park Service and its private partner CityArchRiver planned the expansion of the new Museum at the Arch in St. Louis, universal design principles were applied to the building and exhibit designs to create an inclusive and enabling museum environment. The underground museum posed significant environmental challenges, and universal design proposals were sometimes in conflict with historic preservation goals. This session will focus on the challenges, process, and solutions that led to a successful outcome.

Anna Leavey, Rhonda Schier, Scott Newman, William Haley