International Spy Museum

Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Client: 
The Malrite Company and JBG Companies
Architect: 
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Hickok Cole Architects
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Size: 
140,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2018
Certification: 
LEED Certified
Sector: 
The Malrite Company has awarded Clark a contract for the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is the design architect; Hickok Cole is the architect of record. The JBG Companies will manage the development of the project. 
 
The new 140,000 square-foot museum will be built on top of the existing L'Enfant JBG property and will sit directly in front of the glass atrium on L’Enfant Plaza. Clark's scope of work includes retrofitting an existing structure and foundation, as well as building a new structure, in an active parking garage and retail center. The eight-story museum will feature three floors of exhibit space, an interactive theater, a gift shop, and educational, office, and event spaces. 
 
The museum will feature a glass veil curtain wall suspended in front of an enclosed exhibition space, referred to as the "black box". The black box will be comprised of perforated louvered metal panels. As well as revealing the internal movement of museum-goers to the outside public, the veil and black box convey the museum’s espionage-related themes of secrets revealed and hiding in plain sight. Clark also will complete the museum's interior fit-out and exhibit shells.