Hellenic Museum



As the first U.S. institution devoted to honoring Greek culture, traditions, history of Greek immigrants and showcasing Greek-American artists, the National Hellenic Museum is the second largest in the country and third-largest in the world. Centaur was retained to construct this 40,000-square-foot structure that incorporated elements of both old and new architecture to represent the movement of ancient to Modern Greek civilization. Construction began on the new museum, located on Halsted & Van Buren in Chicago’s Historic Greektown neighborhood, in the Fall of 2009. During the course of the project, the owners and architects increased the scope with an additional floor for classroom, storage, and office space, as well as a new interior finish package. A recording studio and additional passenger elevator were also added. Centaur was prepared for the challenges the increased scope brought to the project, and the entire team couldn’t be happier with the new and improved design. This new museum is the result of almost 10 years of planning and Centaur is honored to have been a part of this historic project.

See the Hellenic Museum Time-lapse: