Pedro I. Colón

Renovation Director

M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1983
B.A., National University of Mexico, 1980
B.A., Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Mexico, 1980
A.S., University of Puerto Rico, 1975

Architect / LEED Accredited Professional

Role in Museum 

As Renovation Director, Pedro is responsible to direct and manage the design and construction of one of the largest and most complex public space construction and renovation projects at the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center (NMAH). He is responsible to lead and manage a diverse group of professionals and technicians in the planning, design and construction for the transformation and revitalization of the museum. The revitalization of NMAH public space will provide a boost in modernizing and expanding the museum’s overarching presentation of the American Experience, as well as, it will meet the museum needs for the 21st century.

  • Renew West Wing Public Space at NMAH (Phase III)
  • Improve Mall-wide Permanent Physical Security Barriers
  • Repair Constitution Avenue Entry
  • Comprehensive Landscape Master Plan
Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition 
  • Medal for Equal Employment Opportunity, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001
  • Medal for Exceptional Service, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1998


Professional Affiliations 

Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums
Interagency Sustainability Working Group
Green Building Council