A Beautiful Tribute to a Painful Past

In Montgomery, Alabama sits a moving tribute to a tragic and not-so-distant past. The Peace and Justice Memorial Center is part of the Lynching Memorial to Peace and Justice Park and Pavilion complex. The site serves as a National Memorial to victims of lynching and racial violence.

The design and development of the building complements the Memorial Park and provides for both added program functionality including a gift shop and auditorium as well as additional space for visitor parking.

The building has a raised terrace area at the front and partially along the sides with a granite memorial wall water feature located between monumental stairs at the main front entrance that list the names of the lynching victim’s that were lynched post slavery as late as the 1950’s in Mississippi, Alabama Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina.

The Peace and Justice Memorial Center’s selected colors and materials, which are in contrast to the colors and materials of the Lynching Memorial to Peace and Justice Park and Pavilion, represents bringing light on a dark time in our society.

The building's owner did not want a concrete structure, however, the search was made for an exterior wall panel that would blend in with the concrete design of the Lynching Memorial to Peace and Justice Park and Pavilion complex.

EQUITONE [tectiva] was the preferred choice because of it’s close resembles of concrete.

Architecture firm Dorsey Architects designed the 14,000 square feet structure, which sits just across from the monument.

Dorsey Architects & Associates

Peace and Justice Center Monument

EQUITONE Facade Materials provided by MillerClapperton

This project used EQUITONE [tectiva] in shade TE00.