Self+Tucker Architects

National Civil Rights Museum Renovation

The National Civil Rights Museum (NCRM) in Memphis, TN marks the place of one of the major moments in the struggle of our nation for human rights. The museum first opened its doors in 1991. It was built on the site of the historical Lorraine Motel where, in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. It had since welcomed thousands of visitors annually and expanded its facilities and exhibit content. Self+Tucker Architects design team led the museum’s multimillion dollar renovation to update and expand the interior spaces while collaborating with the exhibit designers to modernize the display. The building, with its interactive and educational content, is an important element of the city’s history and our team is proud to take the lead on its preservation and development.