National Law Enforcement Museum

Washington, D.C.

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SM&W Contribution

Initially authorized in 2000 by President Bill Clinton and the U.S. Congress, the National Law Enforcement Museum honors American law enforcement officers. Although the project is not yet fully funded, building and exhibit designs are near their final stages and building permits have been approved. The project is striving for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council upon completion.

Within D.C.’s Judiciary Square, the museum will be located between three court buildings and adjacent to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Most of the museum will be underground, containing various exhibits, a forensics laboratory, a hall of remembrance, a research center and a theater. Our acousticians made site noise and vibration measurements of the passing Metrorail and E Street traffic.They provided acoustical design for all occupied areas, and a review of acoustical finishes for the theater and multipurpose spaces. They also reviewed the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system to ensure suitable noise levels.

Interior and Exterior Renderings: Davis Buckley Architects and Planners

Hall of Remembrance Rendering: The National Law Enforcement Museum

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