Verner President Lou Sirianni adds that the three firms approached the foundation with a unique proposal.
Most design firms would bid for the project separately, the three "went in with a turnkey proposal where we had the contract for architecture, exhibit fabrication and exhibit design," he
"It's worked out brilliantly."
By working together, all three firms have communicated more efficiently and met each of their deadlines.
"We were able to maintain a nice, smooth schedule," Sirianni
A challenge that the firms encountered was stretching dollars on the project.
For example, in the design of the Discovery Center
, "We [created] a pretty good looking building with some pretty exciting spaces for $300 per square feet," he