Construction has officially begun on the brand new building that will house the International Spy Museum. According to a press release, the facility is expected to deliver by the spring of 2018. The museum’s lease on its current location at 800 F Street NW won’t end until 2017.
Below, you will be able to read the project’s description from the press release:
Design features include a glass "veil" suspended in front of an enclosed "black box" exhibition space that will allow the movement of people to be visible from both inside and outside, contributing to new energy along 10th Street. This sense of veil and black box reflects the Museum’s espionage-related themes of secrets revealed and hiding in plain sight. The new building significantly expands exhibit and educational space and adds an intimate theater along with unique event spaces.
The architect for the project is Hickok Cole Architects with designs from London-based architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. The developer is the JBG Companies.