Philadelphia Museum of Art
Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building
Project Type
Square Footage
Construction Cost
$46 Million

With acquisition, renovations and an addition 

to a former office building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Philadelphia Museum of Art was able to accommodate new administration, gallery and storage spaces. The Perelman building, built in 1926, is a registered National Historic Landmark.

Working in conjunction with Gluckman Mayner Architects (now Gluckman Tang), we were responsible for exterior façade renovation and restoration that encompassed a clay tile roof, glazed terra-cotta stone and brick masonry, ornamental metal, and steel sash casement windows.

The project received a Grand Jury Award for Exterior Restoration and Adaptive Reuse from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.

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Kelly/Maiello was responsible for historic preservation of the exterior building envelope.  The exterior restoration design team carried out extensive technical studies to determine the most effective treatment of the exterior elements, including paint and metal analysis, tests of the masonry, granite base, glazed terra cotta roof tile and cresting and mortar, and structural pullout tests of the concrete roof deck. 


Kelly/Maiello was integral in transforming this space. Their research, planning, and implementation is second to none.
—Judith Cunningham, Philadelphia Museum Of Art
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Photo/Image credits (Carousel image #1):  David Heald Interior & Architectural Photography