Smithsonian Institution

Washington, DC and New York City

Supporting the Nation’s Preeminent Museums and Galleries

Mueller Associates has been privileged to work on many renovation projects for the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. Our work spans several decades, more than two dozen venues throughout the Washington metropolitan area, and more than 100 projects.

In recent years we have completed award-winning upgrades at the National Museum of Natural History and the National Postal Museum, both landmark historic buildings in Washington, D.C. Currently, we are engineering the modernization of the popular National Air and Space Museum, a renovation that will significantly improve energy efficiency and environmental controls for this iconic Modernist structure. Our work at the National Zoological Park has included multiple upgrades to facilities such as the Great Ape House, Giant Panda Habitat, American Bison Yard, Great Cats Exhibit, and visitor center; and we are now providing MEP engineering for the renovation of the historic Bird House.

Client History

2018: National Air and Space Museum Revitalization; Quinn Evans Architects
2018: National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center Hangar Swing Space; Ayers Saint Gross
2016: Hirshhorn Conservation Laboratory; Cho Benn Holback + Associates
2014: National Air and Space Museum Exterior Envelope and HVAC Replacement Study; Quinn Evans Architects
2014: Freer Gallery of Art Auditorium Renovation; Cho Benn Holback + Associates
2013: National Postal Museum William H. Gross Stamp Gallery; Cho Benn Holback + Associates
2011: National Museum of Natural History East Wing HVAC Renovation; Quinn Evans Architects
2010: National Air and Space Museum Electrical Systems Replacement; Cho Benn Holback + Associates
2008: National Museum of Natural History Sant Ocean Hall; Quinn Evans Architects
2004: Osteoprep Lab Building Ventilation Study & Repairs; Cho Benn Holback + Associates
2002: Sackler Gallery Mezzanine; GWWO Architects
1987: National Air and Space Museum Third-Floor Renovation; RCG Architects
1987: Castle Building North Tower Expansion; RCG Architects
1987: Renwick Gallery - HVAC Analysis; RCG Architects
1986: Paul E. Garber Facility Preservation, Restoration & Storage Facility; RCG Architects
1986: National Museum of American History Engines of Change Exhibit; RCG Architects
1985: Arts & Industries Building Master Plan
1984: American Art Museum Lincoln Gallery
1980: Cooper-Hewitt Museum Environmental Controls & Electrical Systems Upgrades
1978: National Portrait Gallery HVAC Renovations

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