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National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Columbus, OH

Working alongside Portland, Oregon’s, Allied Works Architects, EMH&T brought its unmatched knowledge of working in urban environments to the improvements of the aged infrastructure on the site of the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum in downtown Columbus. The $82million, 53,000 SF facility is the nation’s first national veterans museum and features permanent and interactive exhibits, auditorium space, an outside civic plaza, a rooftop sanctuary, and a memorial lawn and tree grove. The infrastructure serving the site was over 100 years old and required rehabilitation and replacement design, including utility improvements for water and wastewater, as well as grading plans and stormwater management.

EMH&T also is providing full site-civil and infrastructure engineering to the entire 56-acre Scioto Peninsula area, allowing us to provide roadway access and ingress to the museum both within and outside the right-of-way. Because the site is located on the banks of the Scioto River, careful attention was paid to floodplain management. The Franklinton Floodwall, a miles-long US Army Corps of Engineers flood protection system, runs directly through the site. EMH&T engineers worked closely with the Corps to modify aspects of the floodwall to better protect and maximize use of the museum site.

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