National Museum of the United States Army

Location: 
Fort Belvoir, VA
Client: 
Army Historical Foundation
Contract Value: 
$111,000,000
Size: 
188,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2019
Certification: 
LEED Silver
Sector: 
Expertise: 

Clark constuded a 188,000 square-foot museum to celebrate the service of the over 30 million men and women who have worn the U.S. Army uniform since 1775. 

 

The museum is comprised of two adjoining buildings – a custom building and an exhibit wing. The custom building contains a main lobby, experiential learning center, veterans’ hall, army art and special exhibitions gallery, as well as retail space, a café, and offices. The exhibit wing – a one level, open-concept space – will house many of the museum’s exhibits. The building’s façade is comprised of glass and metal panels. The museum features high-end terrazzo and granite finishes, as well as stained oak millwork.

The project is constructed on a 46-acre site and includes space for many outdoor programs and spaces, including a pedestrian promenade, parade field, entry plaza, memorial garden, amphitheater, army education trail, and simulator pad. The hardscape scope of work incorporates a mix of mesabi black and Virginia mist granite flatwork.

The museum is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification.