Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center Arlington, New Virginia Architecture Design, USA

9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center

VEC: Contemporary Building in Arlington, Virginia design by Fentress Architects, USA

post updated September 11, 2021 ; Jun 13, 2017

Marking 20 years anniversary since the 11 September attacks

9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center in Arlington

Design: Fentress Architects

Fentress Architects To Design Pentagon 9/11 Memorial Visitors Center


Denver, CO (June 12 2017) — The Pentagon Memorial Fund recently announced the selection of Fentress Architects of Denver as the architect for the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center (VEC) in Arlington, Virginia.

9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center

The VEC will be the companion visitor center to the existing memorial (pictured above) that memorializes the 184 lives lost during the tragic events of September 11, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 77, traveling from Dulles International Airport to Los Angeles was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon. The tragedy took lives of Pentagon employees and all passengers and crew aboard Flight 77.

The mission of the 9/11 VEC is to enlighten, educate and engage. It will be the leading authority and primary source of information about the attack on the Pentagon, the 184 victims and the historic response of our nation and nations around the world. Visitors will be educated through interactive exhibitions and programs about the 9/11 experience, the Pentagon Memorial, the Pentagon and the ongoing unified fight against terrorism.

The site of the VEC is uniquely located in the flight path of American Airlines Flight 77 and adjacent to the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial and the 9/11 Pentagon Group Burial Marker in Arlington National Cemetery. The building will comprise 100,000 gross square feet and in addition to the exhibition spaces, will include an auditorium, sky terrace, museum support spaces, 9/11 reflection room, facility support spaces, offices, and parking.

Fentress Architects is a leader in museum design and was design architect for the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. Fentress has also designed other notable museums such as the Nature Research Center in Raleigh, North Carolina; the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson, Wyoming; and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.

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About Fentress Architects
Fentress Architects has studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Washington, D.C.; and London, U.K.. Founded by Curtis Fentress in 1980, the firm passionately pursues the creation of iconic public architecture; its buildings are visited by more than 450 million people each year.

Fentress Architects is internationally known for innovative, award-winning design of airports, museums, convention centers, laboratories, higher education, civic and government buildings. Projects designed by Fentress have been honored with over 500 awards for innovation and excellence.

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