The National Museum of the United States Army is the first museum to tell the story of the oldest branch of the United States military. Designed to serve as a center for education, and as the Army’s symbolic front door, the museum walks visitors through every generation of the Army, focusing not on battles or wars, but on the individual soldier—a centuries-long narrative of honor, sacrifice, and valor.
We are proud to have provided site civil engineering services, surveying, mapping, and geotechnical studies for the National Museum of the US Army at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
The main building, a LEED Silver-certified, 185,000-square-foot structure clad in one million pounds of North American stainless steel, is designed in a series of five pavilions for specific functions—particularly exhibits and special events. Throughout several floors of exhibition spaces, it displays selections from 15,000 pieces from the Army Art Collection as well as 30,000 artifacts, documents, and images. The vast majority of these rare and priceless artifacts have never been seen by the American people.
Sitting on 84 acres, the museum campus was also conceived with plans to include a memorial garden, a parade field and grandstand, and an interpretive trail in the future. It’s expected to welcome an estimated 500,000 to 700,000 visitors every year.
Geotechnical Engineering and Geophysics
Fort Belvoir, VA