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The National Civil Rights Museum Administration Building, Memphis, TN The National Civil Rights Museum Administration Building, Memphis, TN The National Civil Rights Museum Administration Building, Memphis, TN
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The National Civil Rights Museum Administration Building

Memphis, TN

When renovations to the National Civil Rights Museum’s exhibition space required their offices to be moved, an adjacent nondescript warehouse was selected and restored as the most suitable new location. The front façade, a massive solid masonry plane, alludes to the formidable barriers of the Civil Rights era, while a new entry, accented by a single point of light, symbolizes hope in a future of equality. Skylights allow daylight into the open office area, and glass fronts at private offices maintain a sense of spaciousness. Historic building materials thoughtfully blend with modern, while the color palette recalls the signage of the Lorraine Motel.

Awards

AIA Tennessee

  • Award of Merit

AIA Memphis

  • Award of Excellence

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – Tennessee Chapter

  • Merit Award/Commercial over 5,000 sq. ft.

Publications

Architects | Designers | Planners
Memphis
50 South B.B. King Blvd.
Suite 600
Memphis, TN 38103
901.521.1440
Baton Rouge
1680 Lobdell Avenue
Suite E
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225.928.4905
Celebration
AR91636
671 Front St., Suite 220
Celebration, FL 34747
407.566.2575
Dallas
150 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Suite 104D
Dallas, TX 75207
214.389.3816
Little Rock
319 President Clinton Ave.
Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72201
501.246.3950
New Orleans
643 Magazine Street
Suite 102
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.558.1885
Princeton
217 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
609.683.3600
Philadelphia
Public Ledger Building
Suite 756
150 S. Independence Mall W.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
267.804.7040