JBG, Malrite Co-Developing New International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

by Katie Sloan

Washington, D.C. — The JBG Cos. and Malrite Co. are working together to develop a new and expanded International Spy Museum at L’Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.

Cleveland-based Malrite created and founded the International Spy Museum, and The JBG Cos. owns the majority of L’Enfant Plaza and will act as the owner’s representative during the construction period of the new 140,000-square-foot museum. The property will be situated outside of L’Enfant Plaza and will feature a glass curtain wall and an enclosed black box layout on the interior.

London-based architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners designed the building, and Washington-based Hickok Cole Architects will be the architect of record for the project. The museum showcases the world’s largest collection of international espionage-related artifacts and features an interactive exhibition highlighting the villains in the James Bond movies. The museum is expected to create more than 300 construction jobs and generate a 20 percent increase in staff over its current location at 800 F St. N.W. in Washington, D.C. The new building is expected to open in spring 2018.

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