National Civil Rights Museum
National Civil Rights Museum at The Lorraine Motel
The wholesale renovation of the National Civil Rights Museum—located at the site of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination—involved 5 years of work, 35,000 square feet of renovation work (indoors and out) and 400 years of incredible history. The client tasked H+R with retaining the site's iconic status while updating its interpretive design for a 21st-century audience. Twenty-six galleries trace the struggle for justice, from the arrival of the first enslaved Africans on America's shores to the rise of Black Power. A fully re-envisioned interpretive and multimedia program tells the story of the long Civil Rights Movement, fore-fronting the women, young people and unsung heroes who made history. H+R served as prime contractor, overseeing a large and diverse team of more than 40 subcontractors, including the architect, landscape architect, multimedia producers and technical consultants, scholarly advisors, scriptwriters and exhibit fabricators.