Perspectives 11.17.2016

In Their Own Words: Zena Howard, Designing for Community

With unprecedented numbers of visitors streaming into the National Museum of African American History and Culture every day, and with timed entry passes sold out through March 2017, global interest and excitement around this iconic destination are as strong as ever.

Today, we are proud to share with you the third and final installment of In Their Own Words, our video series about Phil Freelon, NMAAHC Lead Architect, and Zena Howard, NMAAHC Senior Project Manager. Here, Phil and Zena share a few words about the importance of community and about how designers have a social responsibility to improve the lives of community members.

Zena recalls her work on the Anacostia Library in Washington, D.C., not far from the NMAAHC, to illustrate the positive impact of design on community.