Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Washington, DC, United States
Ayers Saint Gross developed a 15-year Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (NASM) that encompasses a long-term vision and recommends the implementation of several efforts to improve NASM’s facilities: the flagship site on the National Mall, the Udvar-Hazy Center, and the Paul E. Garber Collections Storage Facility. Together, these three sites comprise more than 1.5 million square feet of space and house the world’s most important collection of aviation and aerospace artifacts and archives. Ayers Saint Gross also documented the future collections space needs for NASM’s unique artifacts, developed a program for a new education center with a planetarium, and recommended sites for expansion.