In the fall of 2005, the Museum broke ground at the site of the new facility, billed as the cornerstone to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Greektown Redevelopment Plan. The new building is 40,000-square-foot contemporary facility, featuring permanent and rotating exhibition halls, a library and archival research center, classroom for children of all ages, and an oral history center featuring the National Hellenic Museum’s Oral History project. A rooftop terrace will feature three gardens and provide dramatic views of the Chicago skyline during the summer months.
The new National Hellenic Museum was designed by architect Demetrios Stavrianos, an Executive Director with KTGY Architecture + Planning, in Chicago,IL.
It is a four-story, 40,000-square-foot LEED-certification-pending building that is home to extensive collections and archives.