Alice C. Wiltsie
Performing Arts Center

Hazleton, PA

  • 1,250-seat auditorium
  • $2.4 million
  • Historic Renovation
  • 1926/2011
  • The Castle Fund

Built in 1926, this building was adopted by community members who wished to see this ornate 1,250-seat auditorium once again shine for use in their community. The “Castle Fund” was formed and with community support, raised more than $1,000,000 to see its completion.

Huntingdon County Library Branch at Mt. Union

Mt. Union, PA

  • Interior Renovation/Historic Reinterpretation
  • 1956/1963/2011
  • Mount Union Area School District /
    Huntingdon County Library

This new facility is a reinterpretation of the 1950s to 1960s mid-century modern interior, often called “Googie Architecture”, with an updated color palette. Due to budget constraints, interior design focused on embracing the mid-century modern design style with interesting furniture selections, light fixtures and materials that embrace the design aesthetic from that era without appearing dated.

National Civil War Museum

Harrisburg, PA

  • 67,500 SF
  • $19.8 million
  • Reinterpretation of Classic Architectural Elements
  • 2001/New Construction
  • City of Harrisburg

In 1998, the City of Harrisburg Pennsylvania held a national design competition to create a premier, national museum facility to house one of the most comprehensive collections of civil war artifacts in existence illustration the viewpoints and impact for both sides, the North and the South.

Civil War Museum

Columbus, KY

  • 67,500 SF
  • $19.8 million
  • Gallery Display Design, Interior
  • 1800s Farmhouse
  • Kentucky State Museum Commission

Columbus-Belmont has a rich Civil War history and a unique location atop a hill overlooking a bend in the Mississippi River. This project for the Kentucky State Museum Commission involved the restoration of a former war hospital and conversion of the building to a humidity-controlled exhibit space.

Eagles Mere Historic Village

Eagles Mere, PA

  • 2, 500 SF
  • $2.4 million
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Mid-1800s General Store
  • Eagle Mere Borough/Eagles Mere Historic Village

The entire town rallied around the renovation of the "General Store" - forming the Eagles Mere Historic Village.  The museum houses a permanent collection of the Borough with exhibits illustrating the communities past and present as well as its lost architectural heritage.

Mahoning Creek Bridge & Fishing Pier

Danville, PA

  • $112,000
  • 2006 / New Construction
  • Montour County Recreation Authority

McKissick Associates developed the project in a manner that would accommodate walking, bicycles and those looking for a scenic viewing spot along the Rails to Trails path.  An abandoned railroad trestle bridge was completely reconstructed of wood frame and timber in 2006.

Wayne County Museum

Honesdale, PA

  • 8,500 SF Renovation
  • 8,292 SF New Addition
  • $1.1 million
  • Historically Sensitive Addition
  • Late 1800s
  • Wayne County Historical Society

The Wayne County Historical Society Museum and research library expansion is an important step to bringing the treasures of Wayne County to its guests and residents by improving access to the museum’s facility, adding climate controlled collection preparation and storage areas and enhancing the research library.

Community Auditorium
at Mt. Union

Mt. Union, PA

  • $1.9 million
  • Interior Renovation/Historic Reinterpretation
  • 1956/1963/2011
  • Mount Union Area School District

The main goal was to improve the acoustics of the room, as well as modernize the space, which was achieved while still paying homage to buildings strong Mid-Century Modern style.  A color palette that played off of the “Blue and Gold” school colors successfully blended the old with the new. Clean lines, metal panels and wood trim materials; recall the 1950s without appearing as dated or “old-fashioned”.

John Harris / Simon Cameron Mansion

Harrisburg, PA

  • Historically Sensitive Addition
  • 1766 / Colonial
  • Historical Society of Dauphin County

McKissick Associates was selected by the Historical Society of Dauphin County to develop a master site plan for the John Harris/Simon Cameron Mansion complex on Front Street. The site plan focused on areas of concern, which included: vehicular traffic, both in and around the site, archival collection storage, museum retail and improved visitor contact.