SoCalNOMA Presents.... A Lecture On The Design of The National Museum of African-American History & Cultute
May 6 @ 1p.m. | Tickets $30 | Marsee Auditorium
About The Lecture & Presenter:
The National Organization of Minority Architects, Southern California Chapter is proud to host this lecture that will be done by architect Zena Howard of Perkins+Will, NMAAHC’s senior project manager. See and hear an in depth presentation about the concepts behind the design and construction of the United States’ youngest iconic building. Ms. Howard will accentuate her specialized architectural design goals such as environmental stewardship, LEED Certification, historically-significant building preservation, and community economic development. She will also share the works of past projects as well as projects in design such as the new museum for Motown Records.
Photo by Alan Karchmer
NMAAHC Feature Project Description:
Location: Washington, D.C. / Size: 397,000 SF on 10 levels (5 above and 5 below ground)
The museum, designed by the collaboration known as Freelon Adjaye Bond / SmithGroup, honors the significant social, economic, and cultural contributions that African Americans have made to this country over the last several centuries.
Being one of the largest and most complex building projects in the country, it consists of exhibition galleries, an education center, a theater, an auditorium, a cafeteria, a store, and offices.
The museum is also the most sustainable national museum ever built, and the greenest of all Smithsonian Institution buildings. It features such design elements as rainwater harvesting, roof-mounted photovoltaic solar panels, extensive daylighting, and high efficiency mechanical systems. It is tracking LEED Gold certification.