Project Description

Museum Support Center
Suitland, MD

The project included a master plan, additions, and renovations to the building’s labs, storage pods and shared spaces.  The 120,000 SF Pod 5 contains the Smithsonian’s vast biological collection, stored wet in alcohol.  Pod 3, the smaller of the two at 38,000 SF, houses collections requiring high-quality environmental conditions and security, including physical anthropology collections, specimens needing cold storage or special gas storage, and art works.