Davis Brody Bond
In 2011, Spacesmith formed an alliance with Davis Brody Bond, one of the nation’s leading architectural design firms. This unique partnership provides both entities with additional resources to deliver architecture and design services across a wide range of sectors. The two firms are aligned under one roof in New York City to strengthen and expand creative boundaries.
Headquartered in New York and with offices in Washington, DC and São Paulo, Davis Brody Bond is led by five partners: Steven M. Davis, William H. Paxson, Carl F. Krebs, Christopher K. Grabe, and David K. Williams.
Davis Brody Bond is known for innovative solutions to complex design challenges. Their work encompasses cultural facilities, academic, civic, corporate, industrial and residential buildings. The firm’s extraordinary contributions to the field of architecture have been recognized by more than 200 major design awards and honors, including the American Institute of Architects Firm Award, the highest honor given to an architectural practice and the 2000 Presidential Award for Design Excellence. Our work is regularly published in the national and international design press.
National September 11
Museum at the World Trade Center
New York, NY
The design and construction of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center is one of the most significant urban interventions in the history of New York City, and a focal point for the revitalization of Lower Manhattan. As Associate Architects, Davis Brody Bond oversaw the design of Michael Arad and Peter Walker’s Reflecting Absence memorial.
The Museum was dedicated by President Barack Obama on May 15, 2014 and opened to the public on May 21, 2014.
National Museum of African American History & Culture
The team of Freelon Adjaye Bond (The Freelon Group, Adjaye Associates, and Davis Brody Bond, in association with SmithGroup), was selected from an international field of architects to design the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on the Washington Mall. Prior to the competition, Davis Brody Bond developed pre-design and programming documents for the museum in association with Freelon.
The museum is located on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and the National Museum of American History. This will be the only national museum devoted to documenting African-American life, art, history, and culture with collections covering slavery and freedom, military engagement and reconstruction, segregation and civil rights, and cultural expressions of all forms.
The museum was opened in a special ceremony by President Barrack Obama in September 2016.