In 2003 the United States Congress designated the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, as the National World War II Museum. Earlier that year an international master plan competition was held seeking designs to expand the museum campus. Voorsanger Architects PC won the competition and was awarded the commission to design and build the expanded campus. The firm then partnered with Edward C. Mathes, AIA of Mathes Brierre Architects to form the architectural team of Voorsanger Mathes LLC. The master plan was revised in 2007, after Hurricane Katrina, to the configuration seen today.
Built in phases, the Voorsanger Mathes LLC master plan includes five buildings (pavilions) and a canopy:
U. S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters
Quick facts about each project may be found by clicking on the project name.
The National World War II Museum owns the rights to all materials related to the design and construction process for each building. Please contact the museum if you are interested in conducting archival research or reproducing images for publication.