The first home in America of John James Audubon, Mill Grove is a National Historic Landmark and serves as the base of operations for the Pennsylvania Audubon Society. Operated jointly by Audubon and Montgomery County, the site hosts 20,000 annual visitors. A new master plan—the conception of which was overseen by CVMNEXT—confirmed that the existing museum could not support future growth, and as a result, the Audubon Society is now undertaking the design and construction of a new 19,000 SF visitor center and museum. The museum’s goal is to inspire conservation through art, and will feature changing exhibitions as well as an original Audubon “Birds of America” folio.

As a continuation of our work managing the master plan, CVMNEXT was selected as the Owner’s Representative for design and construction of the museum. Our work during this phase included establishing and managing the project budget, guiding the selection of the design team and then managing that team for building, site, exhibits and the preservation of the existing house and barn. As the project evolves, we are providing cost-estimating services and oversight of general contractor bidding, and ultimately construction management.

Location: Audubon, PA
Architect: Kimmel-Bogrette