Cultural institutions shoulder a significant responsibility: to celebrate, interpret and care for our most cherished cultural assets and iconic places. These are spaces where visitors immerse themselves in rich history and the wonders of science, where they lose themselves in grand performances and exquisite collections. At SmithGroup, our team of cultural specialists enhances those experiences, with holistic architectural solutions that serve your unique mission. So we come to you with an equally significant promise: to create spaces that embody your aspirations, overcome your most confounding functional challenges, enrich your community, and inspire wonder and curiosity in every visitor.

Thomas Gilcrease Institute for American History and Art - SmithGroup

Thomas Gilcrease Institute for American History and Art

Across a global network of offices, SmithGroup’s Cultural market creates custom design solutions for museums and cultural institutions. Our integrated team brings decades of experience in architecture, interior design, engineering, planning, material science, lighting design, exhibit design and collections care. We’ve dedicated our careers to working with cultural organizations, and continue to invest in the latest research to deepen our expertise and better serve our clients. As a result, we deliver award-winning and meaningful projects that help shape the legacy of many of the world’s most iconic places and prestigious institutions.

Richmond National Slavery Museum - SmithGroup

SmithGroup’s Cultural team comprises a dedicated group of architects, planners and engineers that focus exclusively on cultural projects. We bring time-tested experience, award-winning talent, and the knowledge to navigate the contemporary challenges of cultural institutions. Our cultural design experts are recognized by leading authorities annually, including ranking as the largest museum and gallery A/E firm in the Building Design + Construction 2023 Giants 400 Report.

Richmond National Slavery Museum at Lumpkin's Slave Jail Site

SmithGroup brings tested strategies and technical expertise to care for cherished artifacts and historic structures, solving challenges and bringing more of your collections to the public.