Project Files, 1989-2015

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This accession consists of records documenting construction and renovation projects at the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (previously Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum); Museum Support Center; National Postal Museum; National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI); National Air and Space Museum (NASM); National Museum of American History; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; National Museum of African Art; Arts and Industries Building; National Museum of Natural History; Patent Office Building; Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; National Museum of African American History and Culture; NASM Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility; NMAI George Gustav Heye Center; NASM Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center; Smithsonian Institution Building; Renwick Gallery; Smithsonian Environmental Research Center; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; Anacostia Community Museum; Quadrangle Building; Freer Gallery of Art; and Smithsonian Institution Service Center. Earlier records date back to when Smithsonian Facilities was known as the Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations and the Office of Design and Construction, respectively. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; meeting minutes; budget summaries; reports and feasibility studies; project submissions, specifications, and planning information; floor plans and architectural drawings; contracts; photographs and slides; videotapes; and design information. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Design and Construction
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations
  • National Postal Museum (U.S.)
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.)
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center
  • Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Renwick Gallery
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Quadrangle Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Smithsonian Institution Service Center (Landover, Md.)
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
  • Smithsonian Institution Museum Support Center
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)
  • Patent Office Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum


  • Box List in accession file.
  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1989
  • 1989-2015


  • Design
  • Museum buildings
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Smithsonian buildings
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction
  • Architectural design


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Compact discs
  • Floppy disks
  • Electronic records
  • Architectural drawings
  • Floor plans
  • Drawings
  • Color photographs
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Color transparencies
  • Videotapes

Local number

SIA Acc. 16-002

Physical description

80.74 cu. ft. (49 record storage boxes) (71 blueprint storage boxes) (1 document box)

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