The goal of this museum is to be the go to place for the history of the U.S. Marine Corps. The museum collects objects related to the Marine Corps' history, from 1775 to the present, and showcases them through public exhibitions, publications, and other public programming venues. Educational programs are conducted to increase everyones awareness of what it takes to be a Marine. The building is a tribute to honor Marines, past, present and future.
Mason & Hanger provided engineering design services for this 233,000 SF museum, which was completed in two phases. The building was designed to function using a low level of energy, so a Department of Energy model was created early in the design phase and used to evaluate alternative design strategies. Cost savings due to CFD modeling are estimated to be between $500,000 and $750,000.
Design Architect: Fentress Architects
Contractor: Balfour Beatty