The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a significant historic first. Its narrative is imbued with depths of historic meaning and collective emotion. We completed the fit out of its 12 galleries across over 8,000 square metres – including over 180 audio and visual exhibits, 15,000 light features, 10,000 graphic panels and nearly 3,000 objects painstakingly displayed in more than 500 showcases.
We completed the fit out of this momentous museum in just 22 months, leading a complex team of specialist contractors and suppliers. The necessity to install exhibits before the museum building was complete called for precise scheduling and careful site management, with commitment, expertise and ingenuity ensuring that the opening of this nationally and globally significant site was not delayed. The museum welcomed more than three million visitors in its first year and is now one of the Smithsonian’s most visited sites.