National Museum of the United States Army
Fort Belvoir, VA
Army Historical Foundation
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
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188,000 Square Feet
Clark is constructing 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 will be comprised of two adjoining buildings – a custom building and an exhibit wing. The custom building will contain 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 will be comprised of glass and metal panels. The museum also will feature high-end terrazzo and granite finishes, as well as stained oak millwork.
The project will be constructed on a 46-acre site and will include 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 will incorporate a mix of mesabi black and Virginia mist granite flatwork.
The museum is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification.
Substantial completion is scheduled for 2019.