By: Neal Reid
Marlon Blackwell has found the project of a lifetime.
The 1980 Auburn University architecture graduate and his 25-member design firm, Marlon Blackwell Architects, were selected from a pool of 177 candidates to create, shape and construct the Global War on Terrorism Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation (GWOTMF) bestowed the high honor upon Blackwell and his colleagues, who have embarked on a journey that carries an expected completion date of 2027.
Blackwell, who was born on Fürstenfeldbrook Air Base in Germany, was humbled to learn his firm, based in Arkansas, was chosen from among a highly prestigious group of designers. He is energized by the project.
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