Project

Memory Made Manifest

A living memorial to the Holocaust, the Museum teaches millions of people each year to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Washington, DC

Finegold Alexander served as associate architect, with Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, for the design of this major museum on the Washington Mall. The firm’s work included programming and feasibility studies, site analysis, developing concept models for a variety of design approaches, managing the approvals process, collaboration on the final design, and construction administration for the museum. FA worked closely with the exhibit designers to develop an integrated concept of architecture and exhibit design. FA also converted the adjacent Annex III (Auditors West Outbuilding) for use as the US Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Education and Public Programs.

Photo credits: fifth photo in lightbox (lobby space) by AgnosticPreachersKid / CC BY-SA; seventh photo in lightbox (etched glass) by Cumulus Clouds / CC BY-SA; final photo in lightbox (Think About What You Saw) by AgnosticPreachersKid / CC BY-SA; photo licenses here: (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

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Size
250,000 SF
Scope
New Construction
Program
Memorial Spaces, Exhibit Galleries, Auditorium, Administration Offices, Collection Storage, Meeting Rooms
Sustainability
Awards
1999 AIA/BIA Brick in Architecture Award
1994 AIA National Honor Award
1994 Building Stone Institute: Annual Tucker Award
1994 New York Society of Architects: Architectural Achievement Award
1994 The National Foundation for Jewish Culture: The Sixth Annual Jewish Cultural Achievement Award
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Since its dedication in 1993, the Museum has welcomed more than 40 million visitors, including 99 heads of state and more than ten million school-age children.

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