Project name: The National Memorial for Peace and Justice
Project location: Montgomery, AL
Firm name: MASS Design Group
Jury comments: This first memorial honoring more than 4,000 victims of racial lynching evokes our nation’s heavy past by suspending 800 Corten steel monuments, each identifying a county where lynching took place. Little light moves through the space. The memorial’s clarity, its materiality, and dignity inspire reverence and respect.
Client: Equal Justice Initiative
Consultants: Doster Construction Company; Dana King; Delta Fountains; Hank Willis Thomas; Howe Engineers; Kwame Akoto-Bamfo; Lam Partners; Mazzetti; NOUS Engineering; Pilgreen Engineering; Robert Schwartz and Associates; Small Stuff
Photography: MASS Design Group