Ellis Island Peopling of America Center


Project Type: Cultural

Location: Ellis Island, NY

Services: Architecture, Engineering

Size: Varies


Highland Associates worked as Architect and Engineer to complete the renovation of the New Immigration Building and the Kitchen and Laundry Building located on Ellis Island. Highland worked closely with the National Park Service along with numerous consultants of the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation to transform the two buildings into efficient and modern facilities.

The New Immigration Building houses the relocated National Park Service offices and operations, which moved from the first floor of the Kitchen and Laundry building. The first floor of the Kitchen and Laundry building became an expansion of the Immigration Museum that is located in the Main Building. This new expansion is called “The Peopling of America Center.”

Highland developed a complete renovation plan that includes exterior restoration, interior architecture, exiting, emergency lighting, sprinkler, fire standpipe and HVAC systems.

Highland is extremely proud to have been part of this historic renovation.