The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Baltimore, Maryland

A Three-story American History Museum

One of Baltimore’s most popular attractions, the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House is located next to the historic Flag House, where the original Star-Spangled Banner was sewn during the War of 1812. The museum includes a theater, exhibits, event space, offices, and a Children’s Gallery. The most challenging design aspect involved the building’s dramatic 30- by 42-foot “Great Flag Window,” which features bands of colored glass depicting a full-size image of the Star-Spangled Banner. Creative strategies for the mechanical systems minimize the heat load from the south-facing window and ensure consistent comfort for visitors.

Architect

RCG Architects

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  • Mueller did a great job of developing a mechanical solution that accommodates the huge heat load, but is also harmonious with the overall design intent. They were flexible and creative.

    Jonathan Fishman, AIA
    RCG Architects
  • Mueller did a great job of developing a mechanical solution that accommodates the huge heat load, but is also harmonious with the overall design intent. They were flexible and creative.

    Jonathan Fishman, AIA
    RCG Architects