The Newseum’s Arlington building design called for a custom spherical panel system for the exterior surface. This visually-dramatic dome would house a multimedia projection theater. The frame and panels needed to mount to an existing domed roof structure, and would have to be designed and installed within six months.
Spitz created a custom frame and an attractive major/minor gapped seam design for the panel surface. The design allowed easy installation while maintaining an aesthetically attractive appearance.
The structure was manufactured and installed within the client’s tight timeframe, completed ahead of schedule.