The Civil War Interpretive Center project in Corinth, Miss., is located on a 17-acre site in the middle of a residential neighborhood. This project overlooks the railroad junction that was of key strategic importance during the war. The center incorporates an interactive museum, an 80-seat auditorium, exhibit space, a gift shop and bookstore, a library, and study and administrative offices. The courtyard includes a water feature beginning at a declaration monument that cascades downward through compromise markers and battle stones and empties into a reflecting pool. The EMJ team intertwines an earthwork fortification, rough sawn board-formed concrete lighted entry walls, and a winding walkway with setbacks with the existing landscape where many natural features and trees are retained.