A Coherent Process for Museums
Our process was originally conceived to help museums organize the myriad issues affecting their future into an action plan comprehensible to museum boards and their staff. Over time, we have continued to refine the process to address the constantly shifting issues facing museums, but we have retained the fundamental goals of clarity and inclusiveness.
VernerJohnson was the first architectural firm to develop a consistently coherent planning process for museums.
Our process is interactive and inclusive, placing a strong emphasis on building consensus at all levels of the museum’s constituency. We work closely with staff, board members, donors, and community leaders to shape and implement a supportable and sustainable vision for the museum’s future.
Throughout our planning process, there is an on-going dialogue between overarching vision and pragmatic concerns. Our process is designed to synthesize vision and pragmatism by identifying strengths, opportunities, and challenges. Our end goal is to preserve, enhance, and create successful museums.