BTA was hired by the City of Pensacola to complete the interior and exterior renovation to adaptively reuse and change the historic, four-story City Hall (built in 1907) into the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. State Museum.
The facility is constructed of solid brick masonry bearing walls that are placed on corbelled brick footings. During the restoration and adaptive reuse, the exterior of the building was returned to its original façade by removing added fire escapes, enlarging all the window openings back to their original sizes, and opening up the original balcony and side exits. The exterior Italianate details were restored and the clay tile roof was removed and re-laid. The interior was stripped of the many additions that had been made over the years and the original floor plan reinstated.
Now operated by West Florida Preservation, Inc., the Museum houses a treasure trove of historic artifacts covering West Florida history, beginning with the first settlement attempt in 1559. The museum contains three floors of permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits.
Named in AIA Florida's Top 100 Buildings & Places in Florida