Architecture, Incorporated

Architecture, Incorporated

Reston, VA


The NAVY Museum

The Model Basin was annexed by the adjacent Navy Museum established in 1961 (renovated 1999) and was planned for the newly established Cold War & Korean War exhibits. The Museum & Annex are intended to “inspire, inform, and educate service personnel and the public in naval history, traditions, heritage, and scientific contributions.”

The $3 million renovation begun in 2001, was designed to transform the deteriorating Model Basin into a state–of–the–art museum while highlighting the historical nature of the building itself. A free–standing cable suspended glass and steel canopy topped with U.S. naval flags, denotes the new entry to the building and brings a nautical perspective to the building’s exterior, while providing visual connection across the plaza to the main Navy Museum Building.

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Status: Built
Location: Washington, DC