National Cowgirl Museum

Project Cost

Square Feet

Design Architect

CMAR

Completion

$20,000,000

33,000

David M. Schwarz Architectural Services

Linbeck

2002

Project Cost

$20,000,000

Square Feet

33,000

Design Architect

David M. Schwarz Architectural Services

CMAR

Linbeck

Completion

2002

Overview

This national museum is the first project to be completed as part of the Western Heritage Master Plan and is a tribute to the women who helped shape the American West. A beautiful structure in a western deco style, this brick and cast stone building embodies the spirit, independence, grit and determination of the women it honors.
A series of bas-relief panels depict this spirit in beautiful graphic scenes. A large mural on one side of the building, done in the heroic style typical of deco architecture, faces the pedestrian boulevard and gives patrons a sense of the strengths and character of the cowgirl.

The museum was a complex project requiring the close coordination of many disciplines including the work of design architects, the architect of record, exhibit designers, store designers and engineers to bring the owner’s vision to reality.