Design Unveiled for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Rockwell Group has unveiled its designs for the interior of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, a museum and research center scheduled to open in Atlanta in 2014.
The center will commemorate the struggle for African-American freedom and equality, and will serve as a center for study and dialogue.
The Rockwell group designed the exhibition space, lobby, gallery and event space. The Freelon Group and HOK are the architects of record for the project.
George C. Wolfe, the theater and film director and former producer and artistic director of the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Public Theater, is the center’s chief creative officer.
The center’s exhibitions will be presented through graphics, projections, interactive kiosks and group interactive stations.
“It’s not an artifact-driven museum,” David Rockwell, the president of the Rockwell Group, said in an interview. “What we were going for is to make that history very real and very vivid, since it was not that long ago.”