The Smithsonian’s Museum Support Center (MSC) was dedicated in May 1983 after two years of construction and a decade of planning. At that time, the building included four storage pods, offices and labs in a unique zigzag-shaped design, covering 4½ acres of land in Suitland, Maryland. The building incorporated the latest in museum technology and was designed to provide the optimum conditions for the preservation and study of the Smithsonian’s collections.
Gross Exterior: approx. 863,000 sq. ft. Gross Interior: approx. 845,000 sq. ft.
4210 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, Maryland 20746