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The DoSeum, San Antonio’s Museum of Kids

San Antonio, TX, USA
The DoSeum, San Antonio’s Museum of Kids
Location
San Antonio, TX, USA
Markets
Arts & Entertainment
Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Energy Services, Commissioning, Life Safety and Fire Protection
Project Size

68,000 square feet

Overview

The DoSeum features interactive learning modules in literacy, science, health and art programs to help children develop problem-solving skills and spur creativity. There are six major permanent exhibition spaces, temporary exhibit space and 39,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit yards, along with a café, gift shop, theater, classrooms, offices, storage and lobby space and circulation areas.

Features

Energy modeling helped the design team develop strategies to reduce energy consumption, resulting in a predicted energy use intensity of 79.8 KBtu/sf/year, despite the need for a large volume of exhaust air necessary to provide cooling to exterior exhibit areas. Sustainable design features include a rainwater harvesting system and a highly efficient HVAC system.