Cultural Arts


Charleston, South Carolina


IAAM aims to re-center South Carolina’s place in global history, illuminating its pivotal role in the development of the international slave trade and the Civil War.

The museum will connect visitors to their ancestors, demonstrating how enslaved Africans and free blacks shaped economic, political, and cultural development in the nation and beyond. Film, documents, and digital archives further aid visitors in placing the story of African arrival in historical context.

At the beginning phases of the project, Brownstone was selected for cost estimating professional services for the construction document phase of the new 41,000 square foot Museum at the corner of Concord Street and Inspection Street next to the Cooper River in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Brownstone provided detailed elemental format cost control oversight during and through the construction documents phase of the project. Services also included value engineering and alternative studies.

Brownstone has now teamed with Turner Construction Company to provide construction management at risk services. Construction is expected to start early next year, with an opening two years later.

Brownstone could not be more proud to be part of such a monumental and historically significant project.