Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Form Belvoir, Virginia
Client: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Building Size: 180,000 sf
Certifications: Seeking LEED Silver
Located 20 miles south of Washington, D.C., this complex will be the first and only museum to tell the story of America’s oldest military service. The complex will include a main building with a grand lobby, exhibition galleries, a learning center, a rooftop garden, a cafe, and space for retail, banquets, and administrative functions. Composed of a series of modern, steel-clad pavilions, the architecture is restrained yet confident. The 84-acre site will also feature a memorial garden, a 200-seat amphitheater, a parade field and grandstand, and an Army Trail with interpretive stations.
Sustainable features include increased insulation, improved glazing, high-efficiency LED lighting, automatic daylighting controls and occupancy sensors, low-flow plumbing fixtures, and a green roof. The building is designed to earn LEED Silver certification.