With McCarthy acting as general contractor,extensive demolition and expansion of the new Lester and Sue Smith Holocaust Museum opened its doors late 2019. This project more than doubles the building’s original size from 21,000 square feet to 57,000 square feet. The museum includes two new floor levels, as well as an amphitheater, an expanded parking lot and a monument sign. Pieper’s role on this project was to install not only the electrical infrastructure but to fine tune the specialty lighting used to enhance the important exhibits in this beautiful museum.
The Holocaust Museum Houston has won the Houston Business Journal’s 2020 Landmark award for Community Impact. This renovation project was a highlight of our year and we couldn’t be more pleased with the museum getting the recognition it deserves. We encourage everyone to visit the newly renovated spaces and explore the important historical lessons the Holocaust Museum Houston has on display.