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    Posted at 2 February 2017 in Announcements | 0 Comments

    Discovery Park of America Video

    VernerJohnson is pleased to witness the continued success of the Discovery Park of America. Our firm’s role was Architect & Museum Planner for the New Museum. We led the team of engineers, landscape designers, and specialist consultants, including the team of Exhibit Designers (Thinc Design) and Fabricators (Maltbie). Click here to see a recent…


    Posted at 27 December 2016 in Announcements | 0 Comments

    CMA’s Renovation Plans Move Forward

    VernerJohnson is pleased to have contributed to the Columbia Museum of Art’s successful 2016. Our firm’s Museum Master Plan is being implemented in many ways. VernerJohnson has just completed the Design Development Phase on the Renovation and Expansion Project, which scheduled to begin construction in the Spring of 2017. Click here to see…


    Posted at 14 September 2016 in Announcements | 0 Comments

    Jonathan Kharfen Promoted to Principal

    VernerJohnson is pleased to announce that Jonathan Kharfen has been promoted to Principal in the firm. Jonathan joined the firm as an architectural designer and planner in 1997, soon after completing his Master’s degree at Harvard. His unique attention to detail and highly refined design sensibilities have made him an…

    NIM Best Free Museum

    Posted at 6 September 2016 in Announcements | 0 Comments

    National Infantry Museum Tops List Of Best Free Museums In America

    It’s official: The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center was declared the No. 1 “Best Free Museum” in America on Friday after a four-week vote among 20 of the top museums across the U.S. The USA 10 Best Readers’ Choice honor for the Columbus museum, which opened in 2009 at…

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    Posted at 3 June 2016 in Announcements | 0 Comments

    Bullock Museum Celebrating 15 Years in the Heart of Texas

    VernerJohnson, architects and planners of this immensely popular history museum, congratulates the Bullock Museum. For 15 years, millions of visitors from all over the world have discovered Texas history through exhibitions, programs and films at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, located in downtown Austin, Texas. On June 5, 2016,…

    CMA Award announcement

    Posted at 5 May 2016 in Announcements | 0 Comments

    Columbia Museum of Art has received the nation’s highest honor awarded to museums

    Columbia Museum of Art, a current client of VernerJohnson, has received the nation’s highest honor awarded to museums for service to their communities. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the primary source of federal support for the nation’s museums and libraries, has selected the CMA to receive the National Medal…


    Posted at 28 April 2016 in Announcements | 0 Comments

    VJI shortlisted for new Beirut art museum

    VJI has been selected as one of the 13 finalists out of 66 submissions for a new art museum in Beirut, Lebanon.

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    Posted at 22 April 2016 in Announcements | 1 Comments

    Jonathan Kharfen to speak at Prairiefire

    Jonathan Kharfen of VernerJohnson will be speaking about the story behind the design process of Museum at Prairiefire on April 25th for Science Happy Hour.  Read more about the event and purchase tickets here!


    Posted at 8 April 2016 in Media | 0 Comments

    “If you build it, they will come.”

    The Art Newspaper examines the positive difference that museum expansions have on their attendance. Read the article here. “Museums that expanded between 2007 and 2014 saw their attendance rise significantly faster than museums that did not, according to our analysis of nearly 500 art institutions worldwide. As Tate Modern in…

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    Posted at 2 March 2016 in Media | 0 Comments

    Museum at Prairiefire featured in the Kansas City Star

    Read article “Eighty-five million years ago, while dinosaurs roamed the earth, Kansas was a shallow ocean, swarming with fanged sea monsters. Today, those toothy creatures can still be found in Overland Park. Well, in a museum, at least…” Excerpt: “For drivers zooming down 135th Street, the sharp-angled museum is a…