Architects Needed for Nation’s Black History Museum in D.C.

The Smithsonian Institution is searching for an architect for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, scheduled to open in 2015 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., according to the AP.

“It tells the quintessential American story,” museum director Lonnie Bunch said of the project which will be the Smithsonian’s first new museum to be certified as green. “After all, when one speaks of the core values like resiliency, hope and spirituality, where better to look than the African American experience?”

Officials hope to name an architectural team by next spring.