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Smithsonian National Museum of African American History Wins 2017 Design of the Year

10:05 - 26 January, 2018
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History Wins 2017 Design of the Year, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. / Adjaye Associates, The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroupJJR for the Smithsonian Institution. Image Courtesy of The Design Museum in London
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. / Adjaye Associates, The Freelon Group, Davis Brody Bond, SmithGroupJJR for the Smithsonian Institution. Image Courtesy of The Design Museum in London

Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup’s Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. has been selected as the winner of the Beazley Design of the Year for 2017.

Presented by the Design Museum in London, the award is given to the project that best meets the criteria of design that “promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year.”

See more from the overall winner and each of the category winners, below.

US Postal Service Releases Stamp Commemorating Adjaye's Smithsonian Museum of African American History

16:00 - 13 October, 2017
US Postal Service Releases Stamp Commemorating Adjaye's Smithsonian Museum of African American History, Courtesy of US Postal Service
Courtesy of US Postal Service

The United States Postal Service has released their latest stamp, honoring one of the past year’s most significant architectural works: the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture by Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup.

Designed by art director Antonio Alcalá, the commemorative Forever stamp is based on a photograph taken by Alan Karchmer of the museum, which has welcomed nearly 3 million visitors since its debut in September 2016.

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture / Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup

06:30 - 30 August, 2016
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture / Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup, © Darren Bradley
© Darren Bradley

© Darren Bradley © Darren Bradley © Darren Bradley © Darren Bradley + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, DC, United States
  • Design Team

    David Adjaye, Philip Freelon, J. Max Bond / SmithGroup JJR
  • Client

    Smithsonian Institution
  • Area

    420000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs