The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has launched Museum Lab, a new maker space for older kids in the former Carnegie Free Library down the block from the Children’s Museum in Allegheny Commons. Pentagram has refreshed the brand identity for the Children’s Museum and designed the signage, wayfinding and environmental graphics for the new Lab.

The Library renovation by KoningEizenberg Architecture refurbishes selected areas of the immense 40,000 sq ft building and leaves others in their existing stressed condition, creating what the Pentagram designers called a “beautiful ruin.” The signage program uses a clean, modern design and unexpected industrial materials in contrast with the historic 1890 landmark.

More about this project here.
Designed at Pentagram
Paula Scher; Partner, Designer
Rory Simms; Associate Partner, Designer

Jaenam Yoo; Designer
Sarah McKeen; Project Manager

Photography by James Shanks