National Law Enforcement Museum

Telling the Story of American Law Enforcement
Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Client: 
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Architect: 
Davis Buckley Architects and Planners
Size: 
57,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2018
Certification: 
LEED Silver (targeted)
Sector: 

The National Law Enforcement Museum is a natural extension of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, also constructed by Clark in 1991. The museum is a place where all Americans can honor, remember, and learn about the hardworking heroes who keep us safe and provide the backbone of our democratic society.

Clark constructed a three below-grade levels and two street-level pavilions, totaling 57,000 square feet, between three existing court buildings. Temporary ramps and a wheelchair lift were installed to maintain access to the court buildings prior to the demolition of an existing areaway shaft attached to one of the court building. The project team also installed underpinning pits and rebuild the areaway shaft in tandem with the museum. Drilled-tangent piles were utilized to secure the site from its sandy soil conditions and prevent movement of the adjacent buildings.

The museum’s two glass-façade-domed pavilions rises 25 feet above street level and acts as entryways to the museum. 

The museum is pursuing LEED Silver certification.

Clark Foundations and Clark Concrete performed support of excavation and structural concrete on the project.