International Spy Museum

Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Client: 
International Spy Museum and JBG Smith
Architect: 
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Hickok Cole Architects
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Size: 
140,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2018
Certification: 
LEED Certified
Sector: 
Clark constructed the new 140,000 square-foot Spy Museum in Washington, DC. The museum sits directly in front of the glass atrium on L’Enfant Plaza.
 

Clark's scope of work included retrofitting an existing structure and foundation, as well as building a new structure, in an active parking garage and retail center. The eight-story museum features three floors of exhibit space, an interactive theater, a gift shop, and educational, office, and event spaces. 

The museum features a glass veil curtain wall suspended in front of an enclosed exhibition space, referred to as the "black box". The black box is comprised of perforated louvered metal panels. As well as revealing the internal movement of museum-goers to the outside public, the veil and black box convey the museum’s espionage-related themes of secrets revealed and hiding in plain sight. Clark also completed the museum's interior fit-out and exhibit shells.
 

Awards: 
AGC - Build America Award, New Construction