• SMITHSONIAN: MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY + CULTURE

    Size: 300,000 SF
    Budget: $500,000M
    Location: National Mall: Washington DC

    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (PHASE ONE)

    The design team was selected to provide pre-design and programming phase services for the new 320,000 sf National Museum of African-American History and Culture which will be located in Washington, DC. The new museum, one of the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums, will be built on “The Mall” on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and across from the National Museum of American History. The project is expected to be the last museum built on the National Mall and the first national “green” museum in the United States. 

    The programming and pre-design phase, which was completed in 15 months, focused on establishing the programmatic requirements for the future facility. In developing these guidelines, numerous meetings were held with the Smithsonian Institution and the staff of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Several studies were conducted to determine potential visitation estimates and facility assessments including exhibit master planning, collections storage needs, detailed facility programming and spatial needs, as well as specific requirements for the mechanical, electrical, security and fire protection and life safety systems for the museum. Guidelines and technical requirements were also established for sustainability, environmental systems, and accessibility. 

    In addition to the creation of the programmatic requirements, a critical review of the geotechnical and existing site conditions was completed. This included the documentation and study of the surrounding context including transportation and pedestrian circulation, building setbacks, current site utilities, and other site components that would help inform the future architectural strategies for the building. 

    (Victor lead the Programming through previous association while at the Freelon Group)

    National Mall: Washington DC

  • SMITHSONIAN: MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY + CULTURE

    Size: 300,000 SF
    Budget: $500,000M
    Location: National Mall: Washington DC

    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (PHASE ONE)

    The design team was selected to provide pre-design and programming phase services for the new 320,000 sf National Museum of African-American History and Culture which will be located in Washington, DC. The new museum, one of the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums, will be built on “The Mall” on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and across from the National Museum of American History. The project is expected to be the last museum built on the National Mall and the first national “green” museum in the United States. 

    The programming and pre-design phase, which was completed in 15 months, focused on establishing the programmatic requirements for the future facility. In developing these guidelines, numerous meetings were held with the Smithsonian Institution and the staff of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Several studies were conducted to determine potential visitation estimates and facility assessments including exhibit master planning, collections storage needs, detailed facility programming and spatial needs, as well as specific requirements for the mechanical, electrical, security and fire protection and life safety systems for the museum. Guidelines and technical requirements were also established for sustainability, environmental systems, and accessibility. 

    In addition to the creation of the programmatic requirements, a critical review of the geotechnical and existing site conditions was completed. This included the documentation and study of the surrounding context including transportation and pedestrian circulation, building setbacks, current site utilities, and other site components that would help inform the future architectural strategies for the building. 

    (Victor lead the Programming through previous association while at the Freelon Group)

    National Mall: Washington DC

  • SMITHSONIAN: MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY + CULTURE

    Size: 300,000 SF
    Budget: $500,000M
    Location: National Mall: Washington DC

    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (PHASE ONE)

    The design team was selected to provide pre-design and programming phase services for the new 320,000 sf National Museum of African-American History and Culture which will be located in Washington, DC. The new museum, one of the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums, will be built on “The Mall” on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and across from the National Museum of American History. The project is expected to be the last museum built on the National Mall and the first national “green” museum in the United States. 

    The programming and pre-design phase, which was completed in 15 months, focused on establishing the programmatic requirements for the future facility. In developing these guidelines, numerous meetings were held with the Smithsonian Institution and the staff of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Several studies were conducted to determine potential visitation estimates and facility assessments including exhibit master planning, collections storage needs, detailed facility programming and spatial needs, as well as specific requirements for the mechanical, electrical, security and fire protection and life safety systems for the museum. Guidelines and technical requirements were also established for sustainability, environmental systems, and accessibility. 

    In addition to the creation of the programmatic requirements, a critical review of the geotechnical and existing site conditions was completed. This included the documentation and study of the surrounding context including transportation and pedestrian circulation, building setbacks, current site utilities, and other site components that would help inform the future architectural strategies for the building. 

    (Victor lead the Programming through previous association while at the Freelon Group)

    National Mall: Washington DC

  • SMITHSONIAN: MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY + CULTURE

    Size: 300,000 SF
    Budget: $500,000M
    Location: National Mall: Washington DC

    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (PHASE ONE)

    The design team was selected to provide pre-design and programming phase services for the new 320,000 sf National Museum of African-American History and Culture which will be located in Washington, DC. The new museum, one of the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums, will be built on “The Mall” on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and across from the National Museum of American History. The project is expected to be the last museum built on the National Mall and the first national “green” museum in the United States. 

    The programming and pre-design phase, which was completed in 15 months, focused on establishing the programmatic requirements for the future facility. In developing these guidelines, numerous meetings were held with the Smithsonian Institution and the staff of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Several studies were conducted to determine potential visitation estimates and facility assessments including exhibit master planning, collections storage needs, detailed facility programming and spatial needs, as well as specific requirements for the mechanical, electrical, security and fire protection and life safety systems for the museum. Guidelines and technical requirements were also established for sustainability, environmental systems, and accessibility. 

    In addition to the creation of the programmatic requirements, a critical review of the geotechnical and existing site conditions was completed. This included the documentation and study of the surrounding context including transportation and pedestrian circulation, building setbacks, current site utilities, and other site components that would help inform the future architectural strategies for the building. 

    (Victor lead the Programming through previous association while at the Freelon Group)

    National Mall: Washington DC

  • SMITHSONIAN: MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY + CULTURE

    Size: 300,000 SF
    Budget: $500,000M
    Location: National Mall: Washington DC

    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (PHASE ONE)

    The design team was selected to provide pre-design and programming phase services for the new 320,000 sf National Museum of African-American History and Culture which will be located in Washington, DC. The new museum, one of the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums, will be built on “The Mall” on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and across from the National Museum of American History. The project is expected to be the last museum built on the National Mall and the first national “green” museum in the United States. 

    The programming and pre-design phase, which was completed in 15 months, focused on establishing the programmatic requirements for the future facility. In developing these guidelines, numerous meetings were held with the Smithsonian Institution and the staff of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Several studies were conducted to determine potential visitation estimates and facility assessments including exhibit master planning, collections storage needs, detailed facility programming and spatial needs, as well as specific requirements for the mechanical, electrical, security and fire protection and life safety systems for the museum. Guidelines and technical requirements were also established for sustainability, environmental systems, and accessibility. 

    In addition to the creation of the programmatic requirements, a critical review of the geotechnical and existing site conditions was completed. This included the documentation and study of the surrounding context including transportation and pedestrian circulation, building setbacks, current site utilities, and other site components that would help inform the future architectural strategies for the building. 

    (Victor lead the Programming through previous association while at the Freelon Group)

    National Mall: Washington DC

  • SMITHSONIAN: MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY + CULTURE

    Size: 300,000 SF
    Budget: $500,000M
    Location: National Mall: Washington DC

    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (PHASE ONE)

    The design team was selected to provide pre-design and programming phase services for the new 320,000 sf National Museum of African-American History and Culture which will be located in Washington, DC. The new museum, one of the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums, will be built on “The Mall” on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and across from the National Museum of American History. The project is expected to be the last museum built on the National Mall and the first national “green” museum in the United States. 

    The programming and pre-design phase, which was completed in 15 months, focused on establishing the programmatic requirements for the future facility. In developing these guidelines, numerous meetings were held with the Smithsonian Institution and the staff of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Several studies were conducted to determine potential visitation estimates and facility assessments including exhibit master planning, collections storage needs, detailed facility programming and spatial needs, as well as specific requirements for the mechanical, electrical, security and fire protection and life safety systems for the museum. Guidelines and technical requirements were also established for sustainability, environmental systems, and accessibility. 

    In addition to the creation of the programmatic requirements, a critical review of the geotechnical and existing site conditions was completed. This included the documentation and study of the surrounding context including transportation and pedestrian circulation, building setbacks, current site utilities, and other site components that would help inform the future architectural strategies for the building. 

    (Victor lead the Programming through previous association while at the Freelon Group)

    National Mall: Washington DC

  • SMITHSONIAN: MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY + CULTURE

    Size: 300,000 SF
    Budget: $500,000M
    Location: National Mall: Washington DC

    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (PHASE ONE)

    The design team was selected to provide pre-design and programming phase services for the new 320,000 sf National Museum of African-American History and Culture which will be located in Washington, DC. The new museum, one of the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums, will be built on “The Mall” on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and across from the National Museum of American History. The project is expected to be the last museum built on the National Mall and the first national “green” museum in the United States. 

    The programming and pre-design phase, which was completed in 15 months, focused on establishing the programmatic requirements for the future facility. In developing these guidelines, numerous meetings were held with the Smithsonian Institution and the staff of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Several studies were conducted to determine potential visitation estimates and facility assessments including exhibit master planning, collections storage needs, detailed facility programming and spatial needs, as well as specific requirements for the mechanical, electrical, security and fire protection and life safety systems for the museum. Guidelines and technical requirements were also established for sustainability, environmental systems, and accessibility. 

    In addition to the creation of the programmatic requirements, a critical review of the geotechnical and existing site conditions was completed. This included the documentation and study of the surrounding context including transportation and pedestrian circulation, building setbacks, current site utilities, and other site components that would help inform the future architectural strategies for the building. 

    (Victor lead the Programming through previous association while at the Freelon Group)

    National Mall: Washington DC

  • SMITHSONIAN: MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY + CULTURE

    Size: 300,000 SF
    Budget: $500,000M
    Location: National Mall: Washington DC

    NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE (PHASE ONE)

    The design team was selected to provide pre-design and programming phase services for the new 320,000 sf National Museum of African-American History and Culture which will be located in Washington, DC. The new museum, one of the Smithsonian Institution’s national museums, will be built on “The Mall” on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and across from the National Museum of American History. The project is expected to be the last museum built on the National Mall and the first national “green” museum in the United States. 

    The programming and pre-design phase, which was completed in 15 months, focused on establishing the programmatic requirements for the future facility. In developing these guidelines, numerous meetings were held with the Smithsonian Institution and the staff of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Several studies were conducted to determine potential visitation estimates and facility assessments including exhibit master planning, collections storage needs, detailed facility programming and spatial needs, as well as specific requirements for the mechanical, electrical, security and fire protection and life safety systems for the museum. Guidelines and technical requirements were also established for sustainability, environmental systems, and accessibility. 

    In addition to the creation of the programmatic requirements, a critical review of the geotechnical and existing site conditions was completed. This included the documentation and study of the surrounding context including transportation and pedestrian circulation, building setbacks, current site utilities, and other site components that would help inform the future architectural strategies for the building. 

    (Victor lead the Programming through previous association while at the Freelon Group)

    National Mall: Washington DC