In 2005, detailed monitoring of the exterior of the iconic 1959 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building revealed cracks. Sciame was asked to take on the formidable task of fully restoring the complex geometry of its approximately 80,000 square feet of concrete walls, to ensure the building’s long-term health. Furthermore, the work had to be accomplished while the museum remained open to the public. This turned out to be the major construction challenge, and careful planning was required to ensure the Museum’s gallery and office space could remain 100% operational throughout the duration of the project. Sciame's team closely coordinated all exterior – and some interior – work with the Museum team to ensure normal operations could continue. The project was completed in 2008.