Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership (New York) is working with the Sofia-based America for Bulgaria Foundation, which charged the firm with the creation of the first children's museum in Bulgaria. Located in the Studentskigrad area of Sofia, a former university laboratory building will be transformed into a modern learning space for children and families of Bulgaria.
The firm is designing the building, assisted by Sofia-based A+A Architects and a team of local engineers. Paul Orselli Workshop is working with the in-house exhibit design team to develop a STEAM-based program focused on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Interpretive exhibits and programs will be featured throughout the three-level museum, which will include a café, green roof with exhibit areas, outdoor amphitheater, and outdoor science-themed play area. The Children's Museum of Sofia will open to the public in late 2014.