McKissack was selected by The Memorial Foundation to lead a joint venture design-build team to build the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.
Situated on a 4-acre site along the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is adjacent to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial and on a direct line between the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials. McKissack is the Architect of Record and provided project management services for the memorial. Work included: architecture, landscape architecture, geotechnical engineering, stormwater management and sediment control, and hazardous materials testing. The memorial evokes the memory and spiritual presence of Dr. King. It was conceived as an engaging landscape experience utilizing natural elements. The memorial honors not only a great man, but the values that empowered his leadership.