EAC was tasked to provide services to the National Museum of Natural History, which was built in 1911 and is one of the most prevalent icons on the National Mall.  The wear and tear of over 90 years constant service have taken their toll on the historic elements of the building and as a result, EAC completed the Rotunda Restoration project and returned the Rotunda to its original neoclassical splendor. 

The project involved in depth research into the original building components and finishes.  Paint analysis, stone refurbishment tests, and hazardous material identification and abatement was performed.  The project also included complex coordination issues so that the Museum could remain open to the public throughout the restoration project.  Restoration/refurbishment and reproduction of historic light fixtures and grilles throughout the Rotunda space was also part of the project.


National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.