Cummings Foundation Grant Recipient

NAASR Building Our Future

Building Our Future -- Watch the dramatic transformation of NAASR’s global headquarters, from the start of demolition in the summer of 2018 to the spectacular Grand Opening on November 1, 2019, of NAASR’s Vartan Gregorian Building, and afterwards, showcasing Armenian features in every aspect of the design: the front door hand-carved by a master artisan in Armenia, the stone panels on the sides of the building inspired by a panel from the 13th century wooden doors rescued from a church in Mush, the unique Michael Aram eternity sculpture, the stone stairway inspired by the 13th century monastery of Noravank, the soaring glass wall whose pattern evokes the lightness of Armenian lace, and the prominent Armenian alphabet wall.  Architect: SMMA, Contractor: Altair Construction