The April issue of Papyrus, the official magazine of the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators (IAMFA), features an article by Ryan McEnroe, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP on the new National Native American Veterans Memorial, which opened on Veterans Day 2020 on the grounds of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.

The memorial is the result of a design competition. The winning concept entitled “Warriors’ Circle of Honor” was submitted by Harvey Pratt, a Cheyenne and Arapaho artist and Vietnam War veteran. The Smithsonian Institution selected Quinn Evans, which has completed nearly 200 museum and memorial projects along the National Mall, to collaborate with Pratt and the Oklahoma City-based architectural firm of Butzer Architects and Urbanism to bring the project to fruition.

A photo of a winding walkway leading toward the Memorial.