Smithsonian Museum South Quadrangle Development
The Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC is composed of sixteen museums and galleries, the National Zoo, and numerous research facilities. MRCE served as the Geotechnical Engineer and Foundation Consultant on many development projects at the Smithsonian.
The South Quandrangle Development is the most elaborate Smithsonian project. MRCE designed 60-foot deep slurry walls to support a three level basement adjacent to 19th century historic landmark buildings, and structural underpinning of the adjacent Smithsonian Castle South Tower and the Freer Gallery. MRCE also provided construction support services for the development.