American Writers Museum

The American Writers Museum opened in May of 2017 as the first of its kind in the United States. Located in a 11,000 sf space at 180 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, the museum is dedicated to American authors, poets and playwrights. The museum uses interactive technology in exhibit spaces and educational programs. The various themed galleries show permanent and rotating exhibitions, and the Museum hosts special events to tell the story of America’s literary history.

Cotter provided project management services for the iconic project. The Cotter team managed design, procurement, demolition, and construction of existing space and coordinated construction with the exhibition design teams.

Renderings courtesy of the American Writers Museum.