The Center’s Expansion: Fulfilling Our Founders’ Vision

Fulfilling Our Founder's Vision community campaign physical expansion

Support the Community Campaign

Your Support Matters: This is YOUR Center, and your contribution is crucial to realizing our vision. Join our Fulfilling the Vision Campaign, tailored to welcome a range of gifts from anyone who shares our commitment to expanding the diverse experiences The Center provides. We invite you to become a valued partner by making a gift. 

Contributions at the following levels will be honored with a personalized piece in an exquisitely designed stained-glass mosaic displayed on the new museum’s mezzanine level. 

The Center's Expansion: Fulfilling Our Founders' Vision

Join the next chapter of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights! Since opening in 2014, The Center has been inspiring people to protect rights in their communities through our exhibits, programs, and training experiences.   

Now, in The Center’s tenth year, we’re fulfilling our founders’ vision to do more.  

Our expansion will create more space for civil and human rights stories, state-of-the-art classrooms, updated galleries, and an immersive family gallery for the next generation of change makers. 

Construction is underway. Our museum will remain open throughout 2024.  

Check back here often for updates. Coming soon: a livestream to follow our construction progress.

Our Expansion Partners

DaVinci Development

Role: Project Developer Manager

DaVinci Development Collaborative, LLC (DaVinci) is a boutique real estate advisory firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 2014, DaVinci’s underlying thesis is to take real estate development to a more thoughtful and disciplined platform. We are committed to solving complex real estate challenges and to empowering teams to create value and enrich the communities served by our clients. DaVinci believes that with vision, buildings, and the spaces they create have the power to help communities thrive today – and flourish tomorrow. 

We guide clients on a proven, customizable, phase-gate process to turn ideas into market-based strategies through our Development Advisory and our Development Management services. We provide oversight for the lifespan of a project from vision to implementation to execution through a rigorous Investment Check Points process to consistently deliver projects on time and budget.


Role: Exhibition Design 

ATELIER BRÜCKNER is one of the worldwide leaders in exhibition design. Founded in 1997, the office—based in Stuttgart and Seoul—is run by Shirin Brückner, Prof. Eberhard Schlag, Britta Nagel and René Walkenhorst. 120 employees contribute to the development of narrative spaces for museums, brand and visitor centers. We focus on communicating content in an emotional way with long-lasting experience. Among our current large-scale projects are the Museum of the Future in Dubai and the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Notable past projects include the Visitor Centre of the European Parliament opened in Brussels. Opened in 2011, the exhibition is provided in 24 languages.

Solomon Group

Role: Exhibit Fabrication

Solomon Group is home to passionate teams of creators, technologists, producers, and fabricators of experience who thrive on the complexity of delivering what’s next.

We leverage our range and talent to produce experiences that matter. From the biggest ephemeral live moments to sustainable timeless exhibitions, we turn artistic vision into cultural realities.

Juneau Construction Company

Role: Building Construction

Juneau Construction Company was founded in 1997 by husband-wife team, Les and Nancy Juneau. With offices in Atlanta, Miami and Tampa, Juneau performs as Construction Managers, Design-Builders and General Contractors on both public and private project types across the Southeast. Juneau works with clients who align with our mission, core purpose and values to provide best in class projects in the Commercial, Higher Education, Hospitality, Multifamily, Mixed-Use, and Student Housing markets, along with a client experience that builds relationships and fosters partnerships where clients want to work with Juneau again and again. Juneau Construction Company has earned the #2 spot on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top Woman-Owned firm list, along with spots on their top Private Companies and Top Commercial Contractors lists. Juneau is also nationally recognized by ENR and BD+C as a Top General Contractor.

At Juneau our mission is simple, yet profound: we strive to be best in class, while promoting family, teamwork and a dedication to construction excellence. Our firm is energetic and passionate about solving the most difficult challenges in new and exciting ways, while at the same time building projects that leave every single community we work in better than we found them.


Role: Architect

At Perkins&Will, our goal is to design places that make a positive difference in the world. That’s why people are at the heart of everything we do. Our work impacts lives through sustainability, resilience, well-being, diversity, inclusion, and research. There’s so much more to architecture than what meets the eye. It has the power to inspire joy, uplift lives, and strengthen the spirit of a community. Every place has it’s own story. We work with cultural institutions to tell their singular stories and shape experiences that promote understanding of self, appreciation of community, and empathy for others.