National Museum of the United States Army
by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Dave Burk © SOM

The National Museum of the United States Army is designed to serve as the symbolic front door to the oldest branch of the U.S. military.

Located just 20 miles outside of Washington, D.C., the museum draws inspiration from three core ideals: discipline, modesty, and rigour. By walking visitors through every generation of the Army, the museum focuses not on battles or wars, but on the individual soldier—a centuries-long narrative of honour, sacrifice, and valour.

This project has been longlisted in the cultural building category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Project: National Museum of the United States Army


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