U.S.S. Monitor Center at the Mariner�s Museum, Newport News, VA

Served as Structural Engineer of Record and Special Inspections for this one of a kind project. Marking the 145th anniversary of the historic clash between the Civil War ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, The Mariners� Museum and its partner, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) opened the doors on March 9, 2007 to one of the premier Civil War attractions across the nation. This dramatic new $30 million, 63,500-square-foot facility features exciting exhibits bringing visitors face-to-face with history, state-of-the-art conservation labs and rich resources for research. The new USS Monitor Center is the definitive national authority and repository for the original recovered artifacts, and for all other materials, research and programming related to the history of the famous Civil War ironclad warship that revolutionized naval warfare. The Center also tells the story of the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia. Visit for more information.

This project was awarded a "Best of 2006" Award of Merit by Mid-Atlantic Construction magazine. Click here to read article on Page 15.

Image © James River Architects © Design Architect

Architect of Record - Rancorn Wildman Architects, PLC


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