The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance has released very early designs for a new building on a site near the museum's current N Record Street home. The Dallas Morning News reports that the museum released the images after the paper spotted a rendering on Facebook last week, which museum spokesperson Paula Nourse says was posted by a "potential contractor."
The museum was founded 30 years ago, in 1984, and is seeking a larger space than its current location, which includes 6,000-square-feet of exhibition space. But it's early. The designs are conceptual, and the museum doesn't have a final budget or construction timeline. The renderings are a preliminary design by Dallas firm Omniplan, which was founded in 1956 and has won many awards from AIA Dallas.
"We went with Omniplan because we felt they had a sense for the mission," said president and CEO Mary Pat Higgins to The Dallas Morning News. "They worked hand in glove with our exhibit designers. The building is an organic response to that exhibit. It wraps around the exhibit. We're very excited."
For more information and images of the new Dallas Holocaust Museum, visit ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.