NEWS | May 20, 2018

Multiple Projects Receive AIA Awards


The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., won Best in Competition in the 2018 AIA New York Design Awards. Additionally, the Lenfest Center for the Arts at Columbia University won an Architecture Merit award in the same competition.

WJE was the waterproofing consultant for the interior contemplative space at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Water emanates at the roof level of the contemplative space, flows down a sloped stone wall, and falls approximately 20 feet into a pool that is accessible to museum patrons. WJE provided design assistance and observed construction.

WJE also provided waterproofing consulting services as part of the design team involved with the construction activities for Phase 1A of Columbia University's redevelopment plan that included the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Mind-Brain Behavior Building, and Lenfest Center for the Arts. WJE designed the plaza deck and roof systems for the Columbia University project and observed construction.