Main Street News

Main Street is in the process of finishing Schematic Design for the Montana Heritage Center, a new 50,000sf state history museum in the capitol, Helena. Our work involves a strong collaborative relationship with the Montana Historical Society's project team and with the project architects, Montana-based Cushing Terrell, who have contributed high energy and innovative thinking to the project. Click... Read More

Main Street’s President, Michael Mercadante, will be a featured speaker at the popular On the Boards session of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums 2020 annual conference. Every year, this highly selective session showcases innovative exhibit projects that are still in the design or construction stages.

Michael will join Gretchen Zeigler, Director of the Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka, California, and Becca Hanson, Principal at Studio Hanson|Roberts, to discuss our... Read More

Nature’s Neighborhoods at Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo has recently been recognized with design awards by both the Boston Society of Landscape Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects' Florida Chapter.

The Boston jury chose Nature’s Neighborhoods for a Design Merit Award for “the way this project provides a nice counterbalance to traditional zoos with animals in cages. The interesting custom structures and lush plantings create a great... Read More

Run of the River, Main Street’s new permanent exhibition for the Maymont Nature Center in Richmond, Virginia finally opens on July 2nd after being delayed for three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Visitors will be able to explore the amazing biodiversity of the James River. Click here to read more about the details... Read More

THINK at Science North recently received the 2020 CASCADE AWARD for BEST EXHIBIT or SHOW, LARGE INSTITUTION from CASC (Canadian Association of Science Centers). Designed in collaboration with Science North staff and Hands On! Studio, and fabricated by kubik maltbie and Creative Machines, THINK invites visitors to investigate scientific principles, create prototypes, and invent and test solutions to problems in a guided setting, using a wide range of both simple and cutting... Read More

In March, just as the pandemic was accelerating, Main Street started Schematic Design for the Montana Heritage Center, a new 50,000sf state history museum in the capitol, Helena. We provided interpretive master planning for the Heritage Center back in 2009, and as we resumed work on the project after a decade-long hiatus we have relied on our slightly hazy memories of the previous project phase and on a strong collaborative relationship with the Montana Historical Society’s project team and... Read More

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