Jamie Loyack, Principal at HagerSmith Design, announces that the $5.8 million restoration of the Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC has been completed and the National Historic Landmark is again open to the public. After a 2-year rehabilitation effort, the 59-year-old structure has been restored to its former glory complete with new roof, solar panels, geothermal wells for heating and cooling and new exhibits.
The Visitor Center is a prominent contribution of the Mission 66 National Park Service construction effort and an architectural icon of the State of North Carolina. The center is host to over 500,000 visitors per year. Through these rehabilitation efforts, future generations will continue to have an opportunity to learn about the significance of the Wright Brothers and the discovery of flight.