To return collections stored off-site back to the museum, the DMA retained the firm to assess its collections, to determine the type and quantity of storage equipment necessary to house the collections. Existing collections storage spaces and contiguous spaces within the museum were analyzed to assess their suitability to accommodate new collections storage equipment and to provide an ideal collections storage environment. The study resulted in a Collections Storage Master Plan with phased implementation. Private foundation grants funded Phase I which began with the retrofit of an underutilized collections storage room with shelving on mobile carriages to accommodate large furniture and sculpture. Working with the building's original structural engineers, final layouts were designed to have minimal impact on the existing floor structure. Phase II was funded by an NEH grant with matching funds from a private foundation. Completion of the first two phases of the Master Plan resulted in approximately a forty percent increase in the capacity of the spaces renovated, allowing substantial expansion within the existing facility.