Corbusier, Philips Pavilion, Scale Model, ENR architects, UTA, Arlington,TX 76019


Marine Corps War Memorial, ENR architects, Arlington VA 22209  Concept Image - Perpetual Laser Star - USAF Memorial - ENR architects, Arlington VA 22209

Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, VA 22209
& Laser Star Concept Image

Proposed USAF Memorial Museum - ENR architects, Arlington VA 22209

Proposed USAF Memorial Museum Site Adjacent to Marine Memorial - ENR architects, Arlington, VA 22209

U.S. Air Force Memorial Museum Design Competition, Arlington, VA 22209

Located adjacent to the Marine Corps Memorial, the ENR architects proposed USAF museum emerges from a subterranean vault toward a view of the sky above the National Mall. The symbolic transition from earth to handmade to high-tech is accentuated by the use of the brick, steel & mirror "airmen" heliostat/laser towers, to the perpetual synthetic star hovering over "missing airman" position amongst the heliostat towers.

Drawing from the heliostat technology of the Solar One collector, Barstow, CA, reflected solar rays are concentrated into a daylight "star" and supplemented upon sunset by a visible helium-neon laser concentration.

Just as the distant view of the Mall can be seen from the landscape of the proposed memorial, the "star" can be seen from the steps of the Capitol and beyond.

Eric Neahr Rohlfing
Architect, LEED-AP, CA# C-29654