Construction Of The National Museum Of African American History And Culture

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Sponsors Only Construction Tour: Museum of African American History and Culture

Museum of African American History and Culture

1400 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004


11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Site Tour

The guided hard-hat tour will be led by MGAC, Exhibit Project Coordinator, Bhavna Lee, Senior Project Manager, on an exclusive construction tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Occupying the last available space on the National Mall, the Smithsonian's newest museum is schedule to open in 2016.

Designed by a joint venture of Freelon Adjaye Bond and SmithGroup, the 322,600-sf museum will be a centerpiece venue for ceremonies and performances as well as primary exhibition space for African American history and culture. The bronze and glass-panel facade, known as the Corona, is a representation of traditional African architecture using modern materials and will visually define the museum.

The museum is designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification. Sustainable elements will include solar hot water panels on the roof and a geothermal ground water system. The museum’s five above-grade levels will be supported by four concrete towers linked at the top by steel trusses. Below grade, the project includes three cast-in-place concrete levels: a mechanical level, a concourse level, and a mezzanine level.

Project Tour from 3:00 PM-4:30 PM followed by happy hour and networking at Elephant & Castle (1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW)

Additional project information available here:

Additional Details

Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian (Blue/Orange/Silver)

Questions: Laura Ewan, CPSM | | 202.942.4472

CEUs: 2

What It Costs

Member: $35

Non-Member: $55

Board Member: $15

CPSM: $25

Student: $15