Discovery World on Market

Discovery World on Market



This former masonic lodge temple in Parkersburg, WV is an iconic historic building that has fallen out of use in recent years.

That is until a private developer with a vision for adaptive reuse and a passion for serv-ing children of his community came up with the idea to reuse the shell of the building to house “Discovery World On Market”, a new and innovative learning center for children.

Arrow’s team had to navigate the complexities of a nearly century old building to house this new facility. This required careful attention to detail and study of the existing facility drawings as well as the use of non-destructive testing to confirm the building was structurally adequate for the needs of the new facility.

Project Highlights

– Integration with architectural and exhibit design teams
– Careful study of existing drawings and historical structural design
– Hands on coordination with construction team throughout construction

Discovery World on Market