Cultural and institutional projects such as museums, monuments and memorials are often implemented in sensitive urban park settings, and adjacent to existing cultural facilities with strict construction criteria. These projects often require unique large underground spaces which are used for exhibit galleries and public gathering.

The MRCE core disciplines of geotechnical engineering and structural foundation are leveraged to produce designs for cultural geo-structures which consider and incorporate subsurface conditions. Our ability to work within a multidisciplinary project team has led to many successful collaborations with architects, engineers, and institutional project owners.

Notable MRCE cultural design projects include Washington DC’s World War II Memorial, the Smithsonian Museum expansion, the Washington Monument underground visitors’ center, New York’s September 11 Memorial, and a significant Metropolitan Museum expansion.

Carnegie Hall Underground Expansion

Smithsonian Museum South Quadrangle Development

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