- Client:Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
- Location:Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
On the morning of April 19, 1995, some seven miles away from the Murrah Federal Building downtown, the windows at our Oklahoma City office shook, as if something had struck the building. News began to roll in, and employees were checking on friends and family thought to possibly be near the blast site. We could see the plume of smoke and debris rising. The bombing also shook the nation.
Twenty years after the truck bombing in America’s heartland, Oklahoma City can look back on that dark day and the actions taken since to commemorate the event and rebuild stronger than ever. Benham played an integral role in this recovery on both the bombing memorial and, most recently, the renovation and expansion of the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum.
National Memorial & Museum – A National Design Competition for the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial was held, and Benham was selected by the winner to be their Oklahoma-based architecture and engineering member of the design team. As the subcontractor to the Butzer Design Partnership- Sasaki Associates project team, Benham was responsible for all civil, structural engineering, electrical circuiting, equipment room mechanical engineering and cost estimating. The Memorial remains a fitting tribute to “those who were killed, those who survived, and those changed forever.”
Most recently, Benham provided design and engineering for a newly renovated second floor of the Museum. The remodel transforms the majority of the museum exhibits to incorporate current technologies and adds artifacts previously not presented to the public