The National Air and Space Museum, located on the National Mall, is the second most visited museum in the country. The modern stone-and-glass museum building, completed in 1976, is clad in the same pink Tennessee marble as the nearby National Gallery of Art.
Silman is providing structural engineering services for the complete revitalization of the museum. The scope of services includes the replacement of stone-clad and glass curtainwall systems, wind and seismic upgrades to the building frame, structural alterations to facilitate interior architectural modifications, and the complete replacement of HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems. Silman is designing structural reinforcements to support the additional load created by the new building systems.