New Museum

Building and Exhibit Design

Mucasey & Associates, Architects

Mucasey & Associates, Architects specializes in the architectural design of unique projects in the commercial, institutional, and residential markets primarily in Texas. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Houston, the firm’s 12-person staff manages a substantial portfolio of projects for retail and multi-family developers. The boutique firm is best known for its renovation projects requiring expertise in preservation and synthesis of existing constraints. Mucasey & Associates, Architects provided the original architectural design for Holocaust Museum Houston, which opened in 1996.



PGAL is an international design firm specializing in architecture, interior architecture, engineering and planning for a diverse portfolio of public and private sector clients. The firm’s staff of more than 200 architects, engineers, designers, and planners collaborate across 11 regional offices to create landmark, award-winning projects that satisfy client goals.


Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA)

Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) is a multidisciplinary firm specializing in the planning and design of museums, exhibits, educational environments and visitor attractions. A family-owned company founded in 1978, its portfolio includes many of the world’s most recognizable public learning institutions across 700 completed commissions in more than 50 countries. Headquartered in New York, with branch offices in London, Moscow, Berlin, Beijing and Dubai, RAA has a staff of over two hundred practitioners including designers, architects, historians, educators, media specialists, technologists, and researchers. RAA is known for its work for national governments, leading institutions, and major corporations, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. RAA provided the original exhibit and media design for HMH in 1996. 


Christensen Building Group, LLC

Christensen Building Group, LLC is a Houston based construction services firm with offices in both Texas and New Mexico. Our firm offers a more individualized approach by tailoring our services to the project specific needs of our customers. We provide services to both the commercial and industrial construction market sectors by delivering best-in-class services to support the growth of our clients through collaborative, innovated delivery solutions. Our portfolio has a diverse project range including museum/monument, municipal, office, aviation, transportation, healthcare, rail, and bridge work. 


McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges on behalf of its clients. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that span all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Currently ranked the 16th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2016), McCarthy is 100% employee-owned with over 2,000 salaried employees and 16 offices across the country.