After eight years of design, legislation, and construction, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) has reached its final stage: completion. The newest addition to Washington, D.C.'s National Mall opens on Saturday. ARCHITECT caught up with London-based architect David Adjaye, Hon. FAIA, principal of Adjaye Associates, one of the many firms that collaborated on the prominent project, which also included The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroup JJR, Guy Nordenson and Associates, Robert Silman Associates, and WSP Flack + Kurtz. Adjaye describes the tripartite programming composition of the NMAAHC as well as its unique location in the video below:
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