FUTURE IN THE BALANCE:
IMMIGRANTS, PUBLIC HEALTH & THE ELLIS ISLAND HOSPITALS

About the project

Future in the Balance: Immigrants, Public Health and the Ellis Island Hospitals, interpret Ellis Island's significant place as the world's first public health facility and its impact on individuals and on our nation. SFD designed a series of exhibits that occupy 7,000 square feet of Ellis Island's historic Ferry Building. The exhibits showcase the evolution of the island's South Side where the hospital complex is located, and the need to preserve this national treasure. They have a quality of material and detail that evokes the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and that makes them compatible with the restored Ferry Building. Exhibits are free standing and modular so as not to impair the historic fabric of the building.

 

CLIENT

Save Ellis Island, Inc. & The National Park Service

PROJECT LOCATION

Ellis Island, New Jersey

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Planning
  • All phases of exhibition design
  • Coordination with restoration architects
  • Production supervision

PROJECT PARTNERS

  • Fabrication:
    Cornerstone Spatial Design & Production
  • Lighting Design:
    Grenald Waldron Associates

TESTIMONIAL

"I can't say enough about the professionalism and adaptability we've experienced with Steve and Katy from the beginning of the project on Ellis Island."

Dorothy Hartman
Director of Education and Public Programs
Save Ellis Island