CAMPAIGNS OF COURAGE: EUROPEAN AND PACIFIC THEATERS THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM | NEW ORLEANS, LA

NEW CONSTRUCTION | VOORSANGER MATHES, L.L.C. VENTURE

PROJECT INFORMATION

COMPLETED: 2013

PROGRAM: 32,500 SF

BUDGET: $14 MILLION

CLIENT: THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM

MBA TEAM: EDWARD C. MATHES, AIA, PETE PRIOLA, AIA, TONY ALFORTISH, AIA

The Campaigns of Courage Pavilion is at the core of one of the WWII Museum’s missions, to tell the story of the sacrifice and valor of the courage and ultimate triumph of our soldiers, sailors, and airmen in WWII. This 32,512 square-foot, two-story building will be built to showcase the Allies’ evolving strategy for fighting on two or more fronts at the same time. Through its exhibits, this pavilion will explore the major campaigns and battles that are central to the World War II story. History will be brought to life through detailed recreations of the European and the Pacific Theaters. The Campaigns of Courage Pavilion will be connected to the Solomon Victory Theater by an elegant transparent glass bridge. Beneath the bridge will be an integrated metal mesh gate that will allow access to the centrally located Parade Grounds.