Shen Milsom & Wilke provided acoustical consulting expertise for the National Law Enforcement Museum. Initially authorized in 2000 by President Bill Clinton and the U.S. Congress, the National Law Enforcement Museum honors American law enforcement officers.
Located within the Judiciary Square of D.C., the museum is expertly situated between three court buildings and directly adjacent to the National Law Enforcement memorial. Aside from the entrance, the majority of the museum is entirely below-ground, containing various exhibits, a forensics lab, a hall of remembrance, a research center, and a theater. Our acousticians initially made site noise and vibration measurements of the passing Metro-Train and E-Street vehicular traffic due to the location of the museum. They also provided acoustical design for all occupied areas, review of acoustical finishes for the theater and multipurpose spaces, as well as reviewed the HVAC system to ensure suitable noise levels are maintained.
The National Law Enforcement Museum received LEED Silver certification in February of 2019, and was the first LEED Silver certified museum in Washington, D.C.