Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center
Ms. Mary Kopco
(Former) Director Adams Museum Board
150 Sherman Street
Deadwood, South Dakota 57732
605-722-4800, #102

“Lyle Murtha is an innovative architect who actually pays attention to his client. He has an impeccable reputation and is the only architect I am ever willing to recommend…

We hired his firm immediately and are delighted with the functionality and the many creative architectural design elements present in the building... We opened the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) on June 16, 2011 to great acclaim.

First and foremost, Lyle Murtha listens to what his client wants. He was always careful to make sure his designs were acceptable to the Adams’ board and in compliance with the stringent historic preservation rules and regulations…

He had a far different challenge to turn the former F. L. Thorpe Black Hills Gold Manufacturing Plan into a state-of-the-art research and cultural center. His creative design includes secure and climate-controlled storage and processing spaces for the archival records, a research area, offices, lecture hall plus classroom and  meeting room spaces. The design functions just as we hoped it would…”

Mary A. Kopco, (Former) Director Adams Museum Board