The Smithsonian announced yesterday that Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup is the architectural team chosen to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture to be located on the National Mall near the Washington Monument. The selection was made by a jury chaired by Museum Director Lonnie G. Bunch III.
Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup was among six firms that entered a design competition in January. They will now be asked to respond to an official Request for Proposal to design the new building, scheduled to open on the National Mall in 2015.
Click image to read the NMAAHC Special Announcement dated Tueday, 14 April 2009.
In a poll launched at the Smithsonian Channel Blog a few days before the 14 April 2009 selection readers overwhelmingly chose the Moody Nolan desgin as their favorite. For more information regarding the poll contact Filippa Fenton of the Smithsonian Networks by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is my blog posting regarding my 6 April 2009 visit to the NMAAHC Design Competion Exhibit.