National Museum of African
American History and Culture
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture was established by an Act of Congress in 2003 and will be sited on the National Mall. It will be the only national museum exclusively devoted to African American life, art, history, and culture.
By engaging the public and gaining feedback from audience research, the Amaze and Smithsonian team has determined the nature of the future visitor experience from a holistic perspective that includes facilities, architecture, programming, collections, and education.
Amaze Design was part of an overall Master Plan team that included the architectural and design firms Davis Brody Bond of New York and Washington, The Freelon Group of North Carolina, and Lord Cultural Resources of New York and Toronto.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture will open in 2015.
Size: 300,000 sf.
Budget: $500 million