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Acting Associate Director of Operations, Facilities and Safety
Chun-Hsi Wong directs the Office of Facilities Operations at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and is responsible for building management oversight, safety, emergency management, security coordination, facilities planning, construction coordination, and space management in all of the Museum's facilities. Chun-Hsi has over 25 years of experience in architecture, planning, and facilities management. He is an architect with extensive background in historic preservation and technically complex building types. Before joining the National Museum of Natural History, he was in charge of Headquarters Facilities Operations at the Department of Homeland Security, responsible for managing all facilities, design, and construction projects at the DHS’s headquarters.
In the private industry, Chun-Hsi worked at private architectural firms of various sizes, serving as project manager and/or project architect. Some of his representative projects are: Renovation and Reconstruction of the Pentagon, Rehabilitation of Terminal A at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Design and Construction of several Hyatt and Marriott Hotels as well as Master Plan and Architecture for a new satellite town outside of Istanbul, Turkey. Chun-Hsi received his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Maryland at College Park and his Master in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis.