National Air and Space Museum Revitalization

Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Client: 
Smithsonian
Architect: 
Quinn Evans Architects
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Size: 
603,700 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2025
Certification: 
LEED Gold (targeted)
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Smithsonian Institution has awarded Clark, in a joint venture with Smoot Construction and Consigli Construction Company, a CMAR contract for the National Air and Space Museum Revitalization in Southwest Washington, DC. 

Clark/Smoot/Consigli (CSC) is providing preconstruction services including budgeting, scheduling, design coordination, and detailed planning for the renovation work.  Quinn Evans Architects is the project architect.

CSC will revitalize the 603,700-square-foot National Air and Space Museum, which spans four city blocks. The team will  remove and replace the exterior stone façade, glass curtain wall, and skylights, as well as add an iconic tensile roof entrance canopy with an abstract shape of wings inspired by images of the early flying machines developed by Leonardo da Vinci. The team also will update the infrastructure of the museum’s gallery and presentation spaces, replace outdated mechanical and electrical systems, and perform other building improvements. The CSC team will also assist with relocating artifacts to the museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

The National Air and Space Museum is the second most visited museum in the world. The team will perform phased work over a six-year period to keep major portions of the facility open to the public at all times. The project is designed to achieve LEED® Gold certification.

Construction will begin in January 2019. The project is scheduled to complete in January 2025.