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Why Scaffolding?


March 6, 2015
Photographer Colin Winterbottom explains how scaffolding surrounding iconic national landmarks became one of his subjects. Winterbottom was granted access to dizzyingly high earthquake repair sites at the Washington Monument and the Washington National Cathedral after they sustained damage by an earthquake in 2011.

Visit Scaling Washington.


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Danish Expo Pavilion Timelapse


January 29, 2015
The hectic days following the opening of the Danish Pavilion at Shanghai World Expo are captured through a time-lapse perspective, perfectly complemented by the sound of the minimalist classical composer Wim Mertens. Bjarke Ingels bikes through the Danish Expo Pavilion 2010, rushing past some of Copenhagen's best attractions in one continuous motion.
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Spotlight on Design: 11th Street Bridge Park

Spotlight on Design
January 8, 2015
The 11th Street Bridge Park, Washington, D.C.’s first elevated park over the Anacostia River, took a step toward reality with the selection of a winning design by firms OMA and OLIN. Jason Long, partner-in-charge at OMA; Hallie Boyce, ASLA, partner at OLIN; Scott Kratz, director, 11th Street Bridge Project; and David W. Smith, executive director, The Pearl Coalition, discuss the project, community involvment, and the plans to create an engaging civic space.
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Kurt Andersen and Charlie Rose

Vincent Scully Prize
November 19, 2014
2014 Vincent Scully Prize recipient Charlie Rose discusses his experiences with many of the world’s foremost architects, and is interviewed by writer and NPR's Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen.
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Charlie Rose Accepts the Vincent Scully Prize

Vincent Scully Prize
November 18, 2014
The National Building Museum presents the 2014 Vincent Scully Prize to Charlie Rose, anchor and executive editor of Charlie Rose and co-anchor of CBS This Morning, for exploring the value of good design, the growth of cities, and the shape of the urban form through his insightful and substantive conversations with leading thinkers of our day.
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True or False: Weather influences the shaking you feel in an earthquake.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: Weather influences the amount of shaking that you feel in an earthquake.
A: False.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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Which building form is safest in an earthquake?


May 11, 2014

Q: Some building forms are more vulnerable to earthquakes than others—which is safest?
L-shaped and short
Square and short
Square and tall
Long and rectangular

A: Square and short.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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True or False: It only takes one ember to set a house ablaze.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: It only takes one ember to set a house ablaze.
A: True.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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True or False: A building can strengthen its resistance to the ground by separating itself from it.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: One way a building can strengthen its resistance to the ground is to actually separate itself from it.
A: True.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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What are the three conditions required for fire to burn?


May 11, 2014

Q: What are the three conditions required for fire to burn?
A three-sided campfire
A pyramidal wood pile
Fuel, heat, and oxygen
Fuel, oxygen, and wind

A: Fuel, heat, and oxygen

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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Which roof shape best stands up to the fiercest gale?


May 11, 2014

Q: Some roof shapes resist strong winds better than others. Which roof shape best stands up to the fiercest gale?
Flat with overhang
Gable
Hip
Butterfly

A: Hip roof

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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Why might an older brick building be X-braced?


May 11, 2014

Q: Why might an older brick building be X-braced?
To keep people out
To make brick more flexible
To brace against gravity
To brace against lateral or side-to-side movement.

A: To brace against lateral or side-to-side movement.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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Which roof shape best stands up to the fiercest gale?


May 11, 2014

Q: Some roof shapes resist strong winds better than others. Which roof shape best stands up to the fiercest gale?
Flat with overhang
Gable
Hip
Butterfly

A: Hip roof

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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True or False: Tornadoes form when opposites collide—cold, dry air meets warm, humid air.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: Tornadoes form when opposites collide—cold, dry air meets warm, humid air.
A: True.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

What are the three conditions required for fire to burn?


May 11, 2014

Q: What are the three conditions required for fire to burn?
A three-sided campfire
A pyramidal wood pile
Fuel, heat, and oxygen
Fuel, oxygen, and wind

A: Fuel, heat, and oxygen

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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How far out from your house should you take steps to reduce fire risk?


May 11, 2014

Q: How far out from your house should you take steps to reduce fire risk?
0-5 feet
5 feet to 30 feet
30 feet to 100 feet
200 feet—all of the above

A: 200 feet—all of the above

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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What part of a house is typically the easiest for wind to "break into"?


May 11, 2014

Q: What part of a house is typically the easiest for wind to "break into"
Garage door
Door
Window with hurricane shutters
Pet door

A: Garage door

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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What connection is critical in creating a continuous load path?


May 11, 2014

Q: What connection is critical in creating a continuous "path" for horizontal and vertical loads acting on a building?
Roof rafter to top plate
Floor to floor
Mudsill to stud
All of the above

A: All of the above

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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True or False: New construction can contribute to flooding.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: New construction—houses and buildings, roads and parking lots—can contribute to flooding
A: True

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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True or False: Living behind a levee completely eliminates your home's risk of flooding.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: Living behind a levee—a structure to contain water—completely eliminates your home's risk of flooding
A: False

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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What connection is critical in creating a continuous load path?


May 11, 2014

Q: What connection is critical in creating a continuous "path" for horizontal and vertical loads acting on a building?
Roof rafter to top plate
Floor to floor
Mudsill to stud
All of the above

A: All of the above

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

True or False: New construction can contribute to flooding.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: New construction—houses and buildings, roads and parking lots—can contribute to flooding
A: True

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

True or False: Given a level ground or sloped terrain, wildfires will take the high road.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: Given a level ground or sloped terrain, wildfires will take the high road
A: True

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

Why might an older brick building be X-braced?


May 11, 2014

Q: Why might an older brick building be X-braced?
To keep people out
To make brick more flexible
To brace against gravity
To brace against lateral or side-to-side movement.

A: To brace against lateral or side-to-side movement.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

True or False: Living behind a levee completely eliminates your home's risk of flooding.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: Living behind a levee—a structure to contain water—completely eliminates your home's risk of flooding
A: False

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

Which building form is safest in an earthquake?


May 11, 2014

Q: Some building forms are more vulnerable to earthquakes than others—which is safest?
L-shaped and short
Square and short
Square and tall
Long and rectangular

A: Square and short.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

True or False: Weather influences the shaking you feel in an earthquake.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: Weather influences the amount of shaking that you feel in an earthquake.
A: False.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

How far out from your house should you take steps to reduce fire risk?


May 11, 2014

Q: How far out from your house should you take steps to reduce fire risk?
0-5 feet
5 feet to 30 feet
30 feet to 100 feet
200 feet—all of the above

A: 200 feet—all of the above

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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Oysters and their reefs help to do which of the following?


May 11, 2014

Q: Thriving shorelines can be some of our best natural defenses. Oysters and their homes—reefs—help to do which of the following?
A: Absorbing impact, cleaning the water, and making a good home.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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What part of a house is typically the easiest for wind to "break into"?


May 11, 2014

Q: What part of a house is typically the easiest for wind to "break into"
Garage door
Door
Window with hurricane shutters
Pet door

A: Garage door

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

True or False: Given a level ground or sloped terrain, wildfires will take the high road.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: Given a level ground or sloped terrain, wildfires will take the high road
A: True

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

True or False: It only takes one ember to set a house ablaze.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: It only takes one ember to set a house ablaze.
A: True.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

What flood damage prevention strategy is more about letting water in than keeping it out?


May 11, 2014

Q: There are many ways to prevent flood damage in a home. What strategy is more about letting water in than keeping it out?
Elevate
Float
Wet floodproof
Dry floodproof

A: Wet floodproof

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

True or False: Tornadoes form when opposites collide—cold, dry air meets warm, humid air.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: Tornadoes form when opposites collide—cold, dry air meets warm, humid air.
A: True.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

True or False: A building can strengthen its resistance to the ground by separating itself from it.


May 11, 2014

Q: True or False: One way a building can strengthen its resistance to the ground is to actually separate itself from it.
A: True.

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


Watch/Listen.

 

What flood damage prevention strategy is more about letting water in than keeping it out?


May 11, 2014

Q: There are many ways to prevent flood damage in a home. What strategy is more about letting water in than keeping it out?
Elevate
Float
Wet floodproof
Dry floodproof

A: Wet floodproof

Learn more in the National Building Museum's exhibition Designing for Disaster.

Designing for Disaster animations produced by C&G Partners with special thanks to the exhibition’s curatorial associate, Christine Canabou.


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Expert Spotlight: Dr. H. Kit Miyamoto


May 5, 2014
Expert: H. Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E., F.ASCE, CEO and President, Miyamoto International, Sacramento, California
Humanitarian, structural engineer, entrepreneur: Kit Miyamoto is innovative practitioner and outspoken advocate for reducing earthquake risks. His firm is active here and abroad, including Haiti and New Zealand, developing and designing high-performance engineering solutions and implementing post-disaster reconstruction projects. He has written numerous technical papers, recommended changes to seismic provisions of the International Building Code, and is a California Seismic Safety Commissioner. See more in the exhibition Designing for Disaster.

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Expert Spotlight: Jack D. Cohen


May 5, 2014
Expert: Jack D. Cohen, Research Physical Scientist, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, U.S. Forest Service, Missoula, Montana.
No one has done more to define the wildland-urban interface problem and empower homeowners to reduce their risk of wildfire than Jack Cohen. His post-fire field examinations and laboratory-based research on fire dynamics led to the concept of the home ignition zone, a phrase he coined. Cohen also co-developed the U.S. National Fire Danger Rating System and contributed to the U.S. fire behavior prediction systems. See more in the exhibition Designing for Disaster.

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Expert Spotlight: Kate Orff


May 5, 2014
Expert: Kate Orff, Founder, SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, New York, New York
Kate Orff is a landscape architect focused on sustainable design and urban water landscapes. Her firm specializes in integrating natural systems and infrastructure. To rehabilitate New York's infamously polluted Gowanus Canal, she combined marine ecology with landscape architecture in an innovative scheme called "oyster-tecture." At Columbia, Orff directs the Urban Landscape Lab. See more in the exhibition Designing for Disaster.

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Expert Spotlight: Kate Orff


May 5, 2014
Expert: Kate Orff, Founder, SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, New York, New York
Kate Orff is a landscape architect focused on sustainable design and urban water landscapes. Her firm specializes in integrating natural systems and infrastructure. To rehabilitate New York's infamously polluted Gowanus Canal, she combined marine ecology with landscape architecture in an innovative scheme called "oyster-tecture." At Columbia, Orff directs the Urban Landscape Lab. See more in the exhibition Designing for Disaster.

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Expert Spotlight: David Waggonner


May 5, 2014
Expert: J. David Waggonner III, FAIA, Principal, Waggonner & Ball Architects, New Orleans, Louisiana
Architect David Waggonner believes New Orleans can be reinvented by embracing its lifeblood, water, rather than keeping it at bay. His approach to urban resiliency has been informed by practitioners from the Netherlands. After Hurricane Katrina he initiated Dutch Dialogues, a series of multidisciplinary exchanges focused on water-based urban design in delta environments. See more in the exhibition Designing for Disaster.

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Expert Spotlight: Dr. Richard Knabb


May 5, 2014
Expert: Richard Knabb, Ph.D., Director, National Hurricane Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, Miami, Florida
For Richard Knabb, the nation's top hurricane forecaster, meteorology is frontline emergency management. Nothing is more critical than effectively communicating imminent risk. During 2005, Knabb prepared official tropical storm warnings—including announcing Katrina had become a major hurricane. At the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu, he collaborated with FEMA to develop a hurricane preparedness course for emergency managers. See more in the exhibition Designing for Disaster.

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Ray Kaskey Discusses WWII Memorial Design


March 12, 2014
The largest group of objects featured in the National Building Museum's exhibition Cool & Collected: Recent Acquisitions comes from the studio of architect and sculptor Raymond Kaskey. Anybody who has walked around the National World War II Memorial here in Washington, D.C. is familiar with his work, but he has also designed architectural ornament and civic sculpture for concert halls, airports, public buildings, and memorials across the country. Mr. Kaskey shares details of the design, process, and creation of the National World War II Memorial.
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Extended Territories: Leers Weinzapfel Associates

Women of Architecture
March 5, 2014
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the National Building Museum features discussions with extraordinary women leading the field of architecture through the Women of Architecture lecture series. Andrea Leers, FAIA, and Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA, discuss how their work intersects with urbanization, globalization, and sustainability. As a firm, Leers Weinzapfel Associates, the 2007 AIA Firm Award recipient, promotes social well-being and human interaction in buildings that blend the realms of public and private space and cross disciplines of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and infrastructure. Such buildings include the Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Taunton Trial Court in Massachusetts, and the University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex. Loreen Arnold, AIA, moderates the discussion.
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Ultimate Megafort!


January 16, 2014
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Palaces for the People: The Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.


December 11, 2013
Dr. John Ochsendorf discusses the Guastavino Company's work at the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Dr. John Ochsendorf, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010), discusses the unique and revolutionary craftsmanship and design that made Rafeal Guastavino Sr. one of the most influential architectural craftsman of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Palaces for the People: The Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, N.E.


December 11, 2013
Dr. John Ochsendorf examines the partnership between the Guastavino Company and mosaic artist Hildreth Meière on the design of the Nebraska State Capitol. Dr. John Ochsendorf, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010), discusses the unique and revolutionary craftsmanship and design that made Rafeal Guastavino Sr. one of the most influential architectural craftsman of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Palaces for the People: The Boston Public Library, Boston, M.A.


December 11, 2013
Dr. John Ochsendorf explores the Guastavino tiling at the Boston Public Library, a project considered to be the seminal work by the Guastavino Company. Dr. John Ochsendorf, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010), discusses the unique and revolutionary craftsmanship and design that made Rafeal Guastavino Sr. one of the most influential architectural craftsman of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Palaces for the People: The Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY.


December 11, 2013
Dr. John Ochsendorf discusses the Guastavino Company's design for the tile arches and vaulted ceilings of the legendary Oyster Bar and Whispering Gallery at New York City's Grand Central Terminal. Dr. John Ochsendorf, professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010), discusses the unique and revolutionary craftsmanship and design that made Rafeal Guastavino Sr. one of the most influential architectural craftsman of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Lean Construction Institute

Henry C. Turner Prize
December 4, 2013
The National Building Museum has selected the Lean Construction Institute to receive its prestigious Henry C. Turner Prize for Construction Innovation for its work at the forefront of encouraging and educating the industry about the benefits of lean methods.
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Livable Communities: Boomers in the 'Burbs: Aging in Place


October 29, 2013
As people age they become less likely to drive, depending instead on other transit options and walkable environments. How will the millions of older adults who live in suburbs with minimal transit get to a pharmacy, walk to a community center, or visit friends and family? Panelists discuss a range of productive short-term and long-term solutions.
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Capitol Records: Engineering an Icon


October 15, 2013
Although evocative of a stack of records on a turntable, the form of the 1956 Capitol Records building—the first circular office tower in the world—was actually designed to maximize usable work space and minimize construction materials and heating and cooling costs. The iconic structure's underground floors feature the earliest studios created for high-fidelity recording. Their legendary reverberation chambers have served as musical laboratories for artists including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and the Beach Boys.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Barton Myers on Bunker Hill


October 15, 2013
n 1979 the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles organized a competition for an eleven-acre parcel of Bunker Hill. Maguire Partners' proposed scheme was designed by an all-star team of architects including Barton Myers, Harvey Perloff, Edgardo Contini, Frank Gehry, Lawrence Halprin, Hugh Hardy, Robert Kennard, Ricardo Legoretta,Charles Moore, Cesar Pelli, and Deborah Sussman. Although critically endorsed, their entry was not selected, and Arthur Erickson's California Plaza complex was constructed instead. Architect Barton Myers discusses the 1979 competition and subsequent redevelopment of the Bunker Hill area in Downtown Los Angeles.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Case Study House Program: Realized Designs, Part 2


October 15, 2013
The groundbreaking Case Study House Program was conceived by John Entenza, the creative and discerning Los Angeles-based editor of Arts & Architecture magazine. He urged architects to design and build homes that would not only explore the advantages of modern residential living but also promote the economical construction concepts of prefabrication and mass production. From 1945 to 1966, thirty-seven projects were proposed and twenty-five were constructed in the Los Angeles area.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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John McIlwee on Living in Lautner's Garcia House


October 9, 2013
Homeowner John McIlwee discusses the details of his arduous restoration of the Garcia House, a modern masterpiece completed in 1962 by famed Los Angeles architect John Lautner.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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David C. Martin on Three Generations of the A.C. Martin Firm


October 9, 2013
Architect David C. Martin reflects on significant midcentury projects by the architecture firm of A.C. Martin, such as corporate headquarters, department stores, and aerospace research and development centers, as well as the iconic Department of Water and Power Building in Downtown Los Angeles.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Frank Gehry on his Creative Influences


October 9, 2013
Architect Frank Gehry discusses his architectural training, working for William Pereira, and how the experimental art scene of Los Angeles in the 1960s and '70s sparked his creativity. He also reflects on the unusual design of his personal residence in Santa Monica.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Barton Myers on Downtown L.A.


October 9, 2013
Architect Barton Myers discusses Los Angeles's architectural fragmentation and his vision for a more cohesive city plan.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Julius Shulman's L.A. Stories


October 9, 2013
Architectural photographer Julius Shulman (1910-2009) reflects on the growth and evolution of Los Angeles over eight decades. He discusses his photographic techniques and offers an eyewitness account of the myriad changes and developments in areas like Bunker Hill and Century City, as well as the opening of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Aliso Village public housing.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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LAX: Global Gateway of the Jet Age


October 8, 2013
Considered the first airport of the jet age, Los Angeles International Airport is a prime symbol of L.A.'s drive to become one of the globe's most vital gateways. A decade of planning was required before the initial phase of construction was completed in 1961, anchored by the iconic, gravity-defying arches of the Theme Building. The airport's experimental scheme was the earliest of its kind to use a satellite terminal system, in which passengers walked from airline ticketing areas through underground tunnels, and emerged via escalators into distinct departure pavilions located adjacent to the runways. The master plan was also designed to efficiently accommodate future expansion. Infill parking structures, an elevated roadway, and a new international terminal—which eschewed space age curves for a more robust, rectilinear profile—were added to welcome the worldwide community for the 1984 Olympics.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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The L.A. River: Nature Tamed


October 8, 2013
In 1938, following a series of devastating floods, the United States Army Corps of Engineers embarked on a twenty-two-year effort to convert the Los Angeles River into a fifty-one-mile concrete storm channel. After enduring decades of criticism and countless Hollywood car-chase scenes, the L.A. River is now a civic and environmental priority.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Martin Brower on Welton Becket & Associates


October 8, 2013
Martin Brower was the publicist for Welton Becket & Associates, in Los Angeles. He discusses the architecture firm's contributions to the city, such as the first 21-story building on Wilshire Boulevard, the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and the growth of Century City.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Landscape Infrastructure of Los Angeles


October 8, 2013
Los Angeles County covers 4,752 square miles and contains nearly ten million residents (more than the individual populations of forty-two U.S. states). Despite its infamous reputation as a chaotic, unplanned accident, there is a deliberate structure to this metropolis's decentralized character. This animated map illustrates the many factors that make up this region's diverse physical landscape.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Ron Frank on Midcentury Furniture Design


October 8, 2013
Ron Frank, of Frank Bros Furniture, tells his family's story of introducing modern Scandinavian furniture to Los Angeles, and the cross pollination of Southern California and European midcentury design ideas.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Richard Bradshaw on the Construction of LAX


October 8, 2013
Structural engineer Richard Bradshaw oversaw the design and construction of the LAX Theme Building from the mid-1950s to 1961. He discusses his start as a pioneer of shell structure design as well as the story of creating an architectural icon for Los Angeles.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Ed Ruscha's Hollywood Boulevard, 1973 and 2002


October 8, 2013
Artist Ed Ruscha's fascination with the vernacular architecture of Los Angeles began over fifty years ago and continues to this day. In the 1960s, Ruscha started documenting the building facades along the city's major roads by taking continuous photographs with a 35mm camera mounted to a moving vehicle. His first related publication, "Everything Building on the Sunset Strip" (1966), captures an extensive stretch of the famous thoroughfare. The Streets of Los Angeles Archive, now preserved at the Getty Research Institute, includes Ruscha's comprehensive views of avenues throughout the region.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Lakewood Center: The Core of a Community


October 8, 2013
Lakewood Center was designed by A.C. Martin and Associates in 1951. Surrounded by acres of parking lots, this shopping center was the architectural and economic anchor of the master-planned suburban city of Lakewood.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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Baldwin Hills Village, 1942-1950


October 7, 2013
The residential community of Baldwin Hills Village, at the southwest edge of Los Angeles, was designed by Reginald Johnson and the firm of Lewis Wilson, Edwin Merrill, and Robert Alexander, with Clarence Stein as consulting architect. A celebrated example of urban housing, the development is organized around a "village green" with parking and traffic kept on the margins.
Visit Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990.

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15th Vincent Scully Prize: High Line Co-Founders

Vincent Scully Prize
September 30, 2013
The National Building Museum presents the fifteenth Vincent Scully Prize to Joshua David and Robert Hammond, for their work in creating one of the most successful urban revitalization projects to date, New York City's High Line. Since its first section opened in 2009, the High Line has served as a catalyst for the re-development of Manhattan's West Side and has prompted more than $2 billion in investment in the neighborhood. Introduction by Pulitzer Prize winning atchitecture critic and fourteenth Scully Prize recipient Paul Goldberger.
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Livable Communities: Healthy Neighborhoods


September 12, 2013
Studies show that our homes and neighborhoods play a large role in public health, especially for an aging population. Walkable, safe, and connected communities promote exercise, access to healthy food options, and an active social life. Panelists discuss how planning, design, and community engagement help create livable communities for older adults and everyone. This program complements the exhibition House & Home.
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Civic Art: A Centennial History of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts

Charles H. Atherton Memorial Lecture
May 15, 2013
Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, Thomas Luebke, FAIA, presents the evolving role of the Commission of Fine Arts in the context of the artistic, social, and political circumstances that fostered the commission’s creation and the subsequent trends that have informed its decisions. As design philosophies and styles changed over the century, the commission also shifted its emphasis—from Beaux-Arts architecture and planning principles to the modernist pragmatism of midcentury, the urban redevelopment, and historicist trends of the late twentieth century, and to the contemporary era characterized by issues of security, sustainability, and information technology.
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Spotlight on Design: SOM

Spotlight on Design
May 14, 2013
Since its founding in 1936, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects (SOM) has designed and engineered some of the tallest buildings in the world-notably Chicago's Willis Tower, and New York's One World Trade Center. SOM design principal Gary Haney, AIA, RIBA, presents the innovative design process behind the firm's work, including the recently completed, 1,354-foot tall, Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, one of the world's tallest buildings and the tallest building in Kuwait.
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The Art of Structural Tile


April 15, 2013
MIT architecture professor and 2008 MacArthur Fellow John Ochsendorf discusses the engineering genius and architectural legacy of the Rafael Guastavino family. Ochsendorf is the author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile and the project director for the exhibition, Palaces for the People: Guastavino and America's Great Public Spaces.
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Industry to Art: Revitalizing Cities through Culture


April 10, 2013

Cities are working hard to reinvent themselves as they struggle with lost manufacturing jobs and a changing global economy. Various municipalities are using the arts to rebrand themselves as cultural hubs, attracting not only artists themselves but also young and upwardly mobile workers who value creative communities.

In this final program of the Culture as Catalyst: Past, Present, Future series, a panel explores small and medium-sized cities across the United States that are transforming aging factories into art galleries, producing annual cultural events to draw outside visitors, and even offering grants to help artists relocate to new cultural districts.

Panelists include:

  • Kevin McMahon, president, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • Gina Reichert, co-founder of Powerhouse Productions, Detroit
  • Joseph Biondo, principal, Spillman Farmer Architects
  • Candace Damon, vice chairman, HR&A Advisors


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M. Paul Friedberg

Spotlight on Design
April 3, 2013
M. Paul Friedberg, FASLA, founding principal of M. Paul Friedberg and Partners, discusses his career spanning a seminal period in landscape architecture when the profession entered the city and began to invent the American urban space in projects that include Peavy Plaza in Minneapolis and Yards Park in Washington D.C. Bradford McKee, editor of Landscape Architecture Magazine, will join Friedberg to discuss the important role of landscape architecture in the creation of people-centric places. This program is presented in April in celebration of National Landscape Architecture Month.
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Cultural Investments: Economic Imact of the Arts


March 14, 2013

A new University of Chicago study analyzed over 800 capital campaigns for U.S.-based cultural institutions and discovered that more than 80% of the projects went over budget, sometimes forcing staff cuts and, in drastic cases, causing institutions to shut down.

In this second program of the Culture as Catalyst: Past, Present, Future series, a panel of economists, arts advocates, and staff from cultural institutions offers suggestions on how to avoid fiscal calamity, discusses the long-term, community-wide economic impact of cultural institutions, and provides tips on how to plan for sustainable cultural development.


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Sprout Space Time Lapse


March 3, 2013

Perkins+Will's Sprout Space is delivered to the National Building Museum in preparation for the Green Schools exhibition. Sprout Space is a modular, net zero energy classroom designed to allow schools to expand in a green way.

The exhibition looks at several examples of what is possible in green school design and provide resources for all of us to consider as we look toward constructing the next generation of school buildings. Visitors have the chance to walk through Sprout Space and see the green features in action. Within the exhibition, visitors will see photographs, touch samples, and hear from those who have made their green dreams into reality.


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Reconnecting the Grid

D.C. Builds
February 26, 2013
After more than 20 years, plans are now moving ahead to deck over the exposed portion of I-395 and reweave Washington, D.C.'s F and G Streets, NW back into the urban fabric. Experts discuss the design, engineering, and construction challenges that will ultimately include 2.2 million square feet of LEED® Platinum mixed-use space designed by architect Kevin Roche.
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Cultural Drivers


February 25, 2013
Municipalities and non-profits around the world construct museums, theaters, libraries, parks, and cultural districts with the hopes of encouraging investment in underdeveloped urban areas, improving the quality of life for residents, and attracting tourist dollars. In this first program of the Culture as Catalyst: Past, Present, Future series, panelists from across the U.S. share how their cultural facilities and civic spaces respond to the needs of the community.
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Society of Women Engineers

Henry C. Turner Prize
February 5, 2013
The National Building Museum has selected the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) to receive its prestigious Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction Technology for its notable work supporting women in the engineering industry. SWE Executive Director and CEO Betty Shanahan discusses how a diverse work force is a more productive and creative one.
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Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch


February 4, 2013
Tracy Metz's book Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch addresses the complex and inescapable relationship between water and the Netherlands as sea levels rise, rivers swell, and storms and droughts multiply. Sweet & Salt shows innovative solutions of Dutch design practice for a new relationship to water and offers a new perspective on living with water in the future. Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch is generously sponsored by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
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Green Community Teaching Kit


January 29, 2013
The National Building Museum's Green Community Teaching Kit provides a comprehensive approach to studying green communities and culminates in the creation of a model green community, Greenville.
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The Story Behind PLAY WORK BUILD


December 4, 2012
The brains behind PLAY WORK BUILD talk about how the kid-friendly exhibition came to be.
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Paul Goldberger: Fourteenth Vincent Scully Prize

Vincent Scully Prize
November 15, 2012
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Wounded Warrior Home Project


November 13, 2012
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Top Secret Preparations in PLAY WORK BUILD


November 7, 2012
In this exclusive sneak peek, staff from the Rockwell Group set up one of the many interactive stations in the National Building Museum's new family-friendly exhibition, PLAY WORK BUILD.
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Musicians' Village, New Orleans, LA


October 11, 2012
Watch a video from the National Building Museum's "House & Home" exhibition exploring the history of the Musician's Village neighborhood in New Orleans, LA.
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Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV


October 11, 2012
Watch a video from the National Building Museum's "House & Home" exhibition exploring the history of the Summerlin neighborhood in Las Vegas, NV.
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LeDroit Park, Washington, D. C.


October 11, 2012
Watch a video from the National Building Museum's "House & Home" exhibition exploring the history of the LeDroit Park neighborhood in Washington, D. C.
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Cabrini-Green & Parkside of Old Town, Chicago, IL


October 11, 2012
Watch a video from the National Building Museum's "House & Home" exhibition exploring the history of the Cabrini-Green and Parkside of Old Town neighborhood in Chicago, IL.
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Rumford Center, East Providence, RI


October 11, 2012
Watch a video from the National Building Museum's "House & Home" exhibition exploring the history of the Rumford Center housing complex in East Providence, RI.
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Coyote Crossing, Santa Cruz, CA


October 11, 2012
Watch a video from the National Building Museum's "House & Home" exhibition exploring the history of the Coyote Crossing neighborhood in Santa Cruz, CA.
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D.C. Modern Preservation


October 4, 2012
A panel of architects, developers, and preservationists looks back at Washington’s history of mid-century design and discusses the progress made on preserving this building stock, while upgrading it for current use.
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Detroit's Former Del Ray Building


October 1, 2012
Photographer and sociologist Camilo José Vergara discusses a photograph from the exhibition Detroit Is No Dry Bones on view at the National Building Museum. Visit Detroit Is No Dry Bones. Del Ray Building, 7716 West Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, 2008. Photo © Camilo José Vergara.
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Detroit's Former Michigan Central Station


October 1, 2012
Photographer and sociologist Camilo José Vergara discusses a photograph from the exhibition Detroit Is No Dry Bones on view at the National Building Museum. Visit Detroit Is No Dry Bones. Former Michigan Central Station, Detroit, 1993. Photo © Camilo José Vergara.
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Detroit's Former Packard Plant


October 1, 2012
Photographer and sociologist Camilo José Vergara discusses a photograph from the exhibition Detroit Is No Dry Bones on view at the National Building Museum. Visit Detroit Is No Dry Bones. Former Packard Plant, View towards E. Grand Blvd. along interior road, west of Concord Street, Detroit, 1993. Photo © Camilo José Vergara.
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Detroit's Former Oklahoma Gas Station


October 1, 2012
Photographer and sociologist Camilo José Vergara discusses a photograph from the exhibition Detroit Is No Dry Bones on view at the National Building Museum. Visit Detroit Is No Dry Bones. Former Oklahoma Gas Station, Livernois Avenue at Joy Road, Detroit, 1996. Photo © Camilo José Vergara.
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Detroit Is No Dry Bones


October 1, 2012
Photographer and sociologist Camilo José Vergara discusses a photograph from the exhibition Detroit Is No Dry Bones on view at the National Building Museum. Visit Detroit Is No Dry Bones. "Detroit Is No Dry Bones," Ruth Chapel AME Church, East Kirby Street at Baldwin Street, Detroit, 2012. Photo © Camilo José Vergara.
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Investigating Where We Live: Connecting With Anacostia


August 1, 2012
Teens in the National Building Museum's exhibition design program present their views of the historic Anacostia neighborhood in Washington, D.C. They explored the themes of diversity, change, and community in Anacostia. Learn more
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Play Mini-Golf


July 4, 2012
Combine your love of the building arts with a putter, ball, and one-of-a-kind mini-golf course designed and built by some of the leading architects, landscape architects, and contractors in the Washington, D.C. area.

Mini Golf is now closed. Be sure to check out the 2014 Summer Block Party offerings, including the BIG Maze.


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Welcome Home: Los Angeles


June 18, 2012
Watch an excerpt from "Welcome Home," the unique multi-panel film installation created for the National Building Museum's "House & Home" exhibition. This segment features a day in the life of a resident of the Carver Apartments in Los Angeles, CA. Visit House & Home.
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Kevin Roche: Preview Event


June 14, 2012
Kevin Roche talks with Cathleen McGuigan, editor-in-chief at Architectural Record, at the preview of the National Building Museum's exhibition Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment.
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Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment


June 12, 2012
Created in conjunction with the exhibition "Kevin Roche: Architecture As Environment," this video provides an overview of the acclaimed architect's work and his approach to architecture, as well as a glimpse of the exhibition's debut at the Yale School of Architecture. It features Kevin Roche as well as Robert A. M. Stern, the Dean of Yale's School of Architecture. The video was produced by the exhibition's global sponsor, ASSA ABLOY. Visit Kevin Roche: Architecture As Environment
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Urban Forum: What Would Jane Jacobs Do?


May 20, 2012
Fifty one years after Jane Jacobs published her seminal book "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," her ideas on liveable, walkable, and diverse neighborhoods continue to impact how urban environments are designed. A panel discusses Jane Jacobs' legacy, including urban renewal, historic preservation, mixed-use zoning, and public space.
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"Welcome Home"


May 16, 2012
The Museum commissioned a special film for display in the exhibition House & Home. Local Projects, the filmmakers, created something totally unique - a huge, 2-screen display, featuring an up-close look at real people as they live their lives in and around their unique homes. Here, Local Projects tells us about the process and production.
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Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, DPACSA

Charles H. Atherton Memorial Lecture
May 9, 2012
What are the limits to the use of public space? And who gets to decide? From the Bonus Army comprised of World War One Veterans camped out on the banks of the Anacostia River to the current Occupy D.C. movement in McPherson Square Park, protests and demonstrations often test the boundaries of federal property and the first amendment. Architect, urban designer, and City College of New York Professor Lance Jay Brown, FAIA discusses the complex role of open space in our ever urbanizing environment.

Following Professor Brown’s presentation, a panel of respondents explore how design can play a role in creating spaces that serve a variety of functions from large demonstrations to everyday use. Respondents include: historian Lucy Barber, landscape architect Faye Harwell, Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts Thomas Luebke, National Building Museum curator Susan Piedmont-Palladino (moderator)

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Pt 7: Design Solutions for Aging in Place


April 26, 2012
Retrofitting existing homes, affordable housing, suburban retrofits, healthy communities, and universal design strategies provide options for aging in place. Panelists provide real-world, design-focused solutions across a variety of scales. Panelists include: Christopher Leinberger, visiting fellow, Brookings Institution; Ellen Dunham Jones, professor, Architecture Program, Georgia Institute of Technology; Matthias Hollwich, principal, Hollwich Kushner (HWKN); Christine Nocar, vice president of construction management, National Church Residences. This session was part of the symposium "Designing Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging Population."
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Pt 2: An Aging America


April 26, 2012
Jack Rowe of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society speaks about "An Aging America" on April 26, 2012. His talk was part of the Designing Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging Population symposium.
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Pt 1: Opening Remarks


April 26, 2012
Chase W. Rynd, National Building Museum president and executive director, and Kelly Caffarelli of The Home Depot Foundation, welcome attendees at "Designing Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging Population," a symposium that took place on April 26, 2012. The symposium brought together professionals and practitioners from multiple disciplines to address housing and neighborhoods for an aging population.
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Pt 5: Long Life in the 21st Century


April 26, 2012
"Long Life in the 21st Century" session at the Designing Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging Population symposium, April 26, 2012. The speaker is Laura Carstensen, founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, professor of psychology, Stanford University.
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Pt 3: Keynote by Henry Cisneros


April 26, 2012
The Honorable Henry Cisneros, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and executive chairman of CityView, gives the keynote address at the 4/26/12 symposium Designing Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging Population.
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Pt 6: A Mayoral Perspective


April 26, 2012
How can local governments enable adults to afford appropriate housing services and community life as they age in place? A conversation with the Honorable Ron Littlefield, mayor of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Jess Zimbabwe, executive director, Rose Center for Public Leadership. This session was part of the symposium, "Designing Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging Population."
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Pt 4: Policies for Success


April 26, 2012
"Policies For Success" session at the symposium Designing Homes and Neighborhoods for an Aging Population, April 26, 2012 at the National Building Museum.
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Post and Girt


April 17, 2012
The National Building Museum presents House & Home, a kaleidoscopic array of photographs, objects, models, and films that takes us on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to be at home in America. In this video Peter Rivers, Historic Building Curator at Historic St. Mary's City, explains the Post and Girt wall section he built for the exhibition. The exhibition also features sample wall sections of adobe brick and balloon framing. Visit House & Home.
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House & Home


April 11, 2012
The National Building Museum presents House & Home, a kaleidoscopic array of photographs, objects, models, and films that takes us on a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, challenging our ideas about what it means to be at home in America. In this video, some of the exhibition's historic objects have come to life to form a welcome parade for visitors! Visit House & Home.
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Congressional Arts Competition PSA


April 9, 2012
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington, D.C., and National Building Museum executive director Chase W. Rynd, remind you to submit your work to the Congressional Arts Competition by April 25, 2012. And join us at the Museum for the reception and awards presentation on Saturday, May 12, 2012.
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Bing Thom on the Impact of Jane Jacobs


March 28, 2012
Fifty one years after Jane Jacobs published her seminal book Death and Life of Great American Cities, her ideas on liveable, walkable, and diverse neighborhoods continue to impact how urban environments are designed. On May 20, 2012 a panel at the National Building Museum discusses Jane Jacobs' legacy, including urban renewal, historic preservation, mixed-use zoning, and public space. We asked Canadian architect Bing Thom about Jacobs' lasting impact. Find more info.
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About the National Building Museum


March 15, 2012
Created by an act of Congress in 1980, the National Building Museum is America's premier cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction, and urban planning.
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Urban Land Institute

Annual Gala
March 15, 2012
On Thursday, March 15, the Museum presented the Honor Award to the Urban Land Institute (ULI), celebrating ULI's past and its future. For 75 years, ULI has served as the premier forum for leaders in urban planning, land use, and real estate development worldwide, providing resources to, educating and equipping its nearly 30,000 members who shape our built environment on a daily basis. As it embarks on its next 75 years with the "What's Next?" initiative, ULI will lead the critical discussion of the serious challenges and exciting opportunities before us in a rapidly urbanizing world.
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Architecture and the Great Recession

Women of Architecture
March 8, 2012
It is difficult to exaggerate the chilling effect of the economic slowdown on architecture. A panel of developers, architects, and design experts examines how the building industry is responding to profound challenges created by the current recession and how the building industry is responding to the prolonged economic downturn. Mara Liasson of National Public Radio and Fox News, provides opening remarks and then moderates a discussion among the following panelists: Shelia Cahnman, group vice president, HOK; MaryAnne Gilmartin, executive vice president, director of commercial & residential development, Forest City Ratner Companies; Cathleen McGuigan, editor-in-chief, Architectural Record; Claire Weisz, WXY Architecture + Urban Design
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Kid Reporter: Jeffrey S. Abramson


March 2, 2012
In this installment of the National Building Museum's "Kid Reporter" series, veteran reporter Henry Bellew interviews Museum trustee Jeffrey S. Abramson.
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D.C. Streetcars

Smart Growth
January 25, 2012
The District of Columbia is committed to a streetcar system to improve transit services and community building. Harriet Tregoning, director of the D.C. Office of Planning and Melissa Bird, Ward 6 neighborhood planner, presents The Streetcar Land Use Study, which examines implementation issues along each proposed system corridor.
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Flying in the Great Hall


January 8, 2012
The D.C. Maxecuters swarm the National Building Museum's Great Hall in Washington, D.C.
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What's Your Favorite Shop Item? (Part 3)


November 10, 2011
At the National Building Museum Shop many of our loyal customers are aspiring architects or practicing professionals with discerning taste. We'd like to share their recommendations and favorite items.
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William K. Reilly: Thirteenth Scully Prize Recipient

Vincent Scully Prize
November 8, 2011
The National Building Museum's Vincent Scully Prize recognizes exemplary scholarship, criticism, or practice in architecture, historic preservation, or urban design. Former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency William K. Reilly received the thirteenth Vincent Scully Prize for his commitment to smart environmental planning, comprehensive land use and preservation of open space.

Find more information on the 2011 Scully Prize.

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What's Your Favorite Shop Item? (Part 2)


November 3, 2011
The National Building Museum Shop isn't just a shop—it also serves the museum's mission by offering products that tell the stories of architecture, engineering, and design. Check out some of our customers' favorite items.
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Housing as a Platform for Education


November 2, 2011
Housing as a Platform for Education
The panel will examine the importance of stable, affordable housing to education and discuss innovative policies and programs that connect housing with high quality schools and education programs.
Molly Calhoun, executive director, the Bridge Project
Greg Giornelli, president and COO, Purpose Built Communities
Heather Schwartz, associate policy research, Rand Corporation
Charity Smith, former assistant commissioner, Arkansas Department of Education
Luke Tate, senior advisor for Urban Policy, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Moderated by Kristin Siglin, vice president, policy, Housing Partnership Network

Learn more: http://www.nbm.org/programs-lectures/programs/2011-programs/november-2011/how-housing-matters.html

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Evidence to Policy and Practice


November 2, 2011
Leading voices from field will reflect on the day’s conversations and future directions for policy and practice.

Nancy Andrews, CEO, Low Income Investment Fund
Xavier Briggs, associate professor of Sociology and Urban Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Derek Douglas, special assistant to the President on Urban Affairs, the White House
Frances Ferguson, senior manager, National Real Estate Programs, Neighborworks America
Sandra Newman, professor of Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies Michael Stegman, director of policy and housing, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Moderated by the Honorable Erika Poethig, deputy assistant secretary, Office of Policy Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Learn more: http://www.nbm.org/programs-lectures/programs/2011-programs/november-2011/how-housing-matters.html

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Housing as Platform for Economic Opportunity


November 2, 2011
Panelists will explore possible linkages between stable, affordable housing with increased income, as well as job opportunities and supports.
Ron Ashford, director, Public Housing Supportive Services, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Deven Carlson, graduate affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Martina Gillis, 2005 homebuyer graduate of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program
James Riccio, director, Low-Wage Workers and Communities Policy Area, MRDC
Nancy Scull, program coordinator, Family Self-Sufficiency Program, Montgomery County, Maryland
Moderated by Jeffrey Lubell, executive director, Center for Housing Policy

Learn more: http://www.nbm.org/programs-lectures/programs/2011-programs/november-2011/how-housing-matters.html

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How Housing Matters: Opening Remarks


November 2, 2011
This innovative day-long conference presented inter-disciplinary new research and case studies from across the U.S. that will inform both policymakers and practitioners. The program builds on the MacArthur Foundation's five-year, $25 million dollar How Housing Matters initiative, as well as on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's strategic initiative exploring housing as a platform for education, health and economic opportunity.

Learn more: http://www.nbm.org/programs-lectures/programs/2011-programs/november-2011/how-housing-matters.html

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How Housing Matters Research Network Overview


November 2, 2011
Thomas Cook, professor of Sociology, Psychology, Education, and Social Policy, Northwestern University

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How Housing Matters: Keynote Conversation


November 2, 2011
Keynote Conversation
The Honorable Shaun Donovan, secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Learn more: http://www.nbm.org/programs-lectures/programs/2011-programs/november-2011/how-housing-matters.html

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Housing as a Platform for Health


November 2, 2011
The panel will discuss how quality, safe and stable housing can lead to improved physical and mental health outcomes for children, families and older adults, and practical models for providing health services and supports that may lead to cost savings to the nation's health system.
Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, associate director, Institute on Urban Health Research, Northeastern University
Nancy Eldridge, executive director, Cathedral Square Corporation
Gavin Kennedy, director, Long-Term Care Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jens Ludwig, professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, University of Chicago Law School
Dr. Megan Sandel, research scientist and pediatrician, Children's Health Watch Tom Slemmer, president and CEO, National Church Residencies
Moderated by the Honorable Raphael Bostic, assistant secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Learn more: http://www.nbm.org/programs-lectures/programs/2011-programs/november-2011/how-housing-matters.html

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Unbuilt Washington: Exhibition Models


October 31, 2011
Unbuilt Washington curator G. Martin Moeller, Jr. discusses some of the rarely-seen models being conserved and prepared for display in the exhibition. Visit Unbuilt Washington.
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What's Your Favorite Shop Item? (Part 1)


October 27, 2011
The National Building Museum Shop is known for it's fun, inspirational, and design-centric products. We asked some of our most passionate customers about their favorite items.
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Spotlight on Design: BIG/Bjarke Ingels Group

Spotlight on Design
October 18, 2011
Bjarke Ingels, Danish architect and a founding principal of BIG/Bjarke Ingels Group, believes that quality of life does not have to be sacrificed when designing environmentally responsible architecture. Ingels explains this “hedonistic sustainability,” as seen through a variety of BIG projects that include a combination ski slope and waste incineration plant and a torqued-pyramid apartment building.
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Spotlight on Design: Moshe Safdie

Spotlight on Design
October 11, 2011
Moshe Safdie explores the creation of vital public spaces, capturing the essence of place, and building with a purpose through recent and upcoming projects, including the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.; the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri; and Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore, among others.
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Moshe Safdie Close-up

Spotlight on Design
October 11, 2011
We sat down with Moshe Safdie when he visited the National Building Museum for his Spotlight on Design presentation to discuss his career and international projects.
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Tour the Building...With a Ghost


September 13, 2011
The Museum's haunted history starts last century with reports of strange incidents. Hear the spine-tingling details by taking a Ghost Tour led by Mary Surratt, a legendary D.C. spirit with an interesting connection to the Museum.
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Kid Reporter: Grace & Chase


August 2, 2011
For our "Kid Reporter" series, Grace Hammond interviewed the National Building Museum's executive director, Chase Rynd, about the building's history and his take on running a museum.
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Investigating Where We Live: Capturing Colorful Communities


July 29, 2011
Investigating Where We Live is a summer program in which teen students from the D.C. area use multimedia technology to explore, document, and interpret the built environment of local neighborhoods. See the results of the 2011 program, which focused on the D.C. neighborhoods Bloomingdale, H Street, and Mt. Pleasant.
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Be a Hero: Support the National Building Museum


July 22, 2011
At the National Building Museum, we celebrate, explore, and encourage public appreciation of the professionals who create our built environment. In other words: at the National Building Museum, you are the hero. So, we invite you to learn more about the only museum in the world that is devoted to you.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Town Hall Meeting


June 6, 2011
A panel of municipal leaders discuss how we can collectively build intelligent cities.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Development Seed


June 6, 2011
This interview with Development Seed was conducted at the June 6, 2011 Intelligent Cities Forum.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Harriet Tregoning


June 6, 2011
An interview with Harriet Tregoning on June 6, 2011, during the National Building Museum's forum exploring the intersection of data, technology, and cities.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Anne Altman


June 6, 2011
This interview with Anne K. Altman, general manager of the Global Public Sector for the IBM Corporation, was conducted at the June 6, 2011 Intelligent Cities Forum.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Imagining a Healthier City


June 6, 2011
The thoughtful use of data, technology, and planning encourages the design of walkable, bikeable, and healthier neighborhoods. This panel will describe the challenges facing municipalities and solutions for a healthier future.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Keynote Conversation


June 6, 2011
Representatives from the White House, technological innovators, and philanthropic leaders discuss our national priorities for creating today's intelligent cities and explore how data and information technology can help create more sustainable communities.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Thought Vignette—Community and Social Interaction in the Wireless City


June 6, 2011
The wired world is changing the way we share ideas and behave in our cities. Engage in a sociological and cultural examination of where communications meets the built environment. With Keith N. Hampton, assistant professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Nick Grossman


June 6, 2011
This interview with Nick Grossman, director of civic works for Open Plans, was conducted at the June 6, 2011 Intelligent Cities Forum.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Greg Lindsay


June 6, 2011
This interview with journalist and author Greg Lindsay was conducted at the June 6, 2011 Intelligent Cities Forum.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Story Bellows


June 6, 2011
This interview with Story Bellows was conducted at the June 6, 2011 Intelligent Cities Forum
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Regionally Thinking–Transportation, Affordability, and Equity


June 6, 2011
Critical issues such as transportation, affordable housing, and the economy can only be managed intelligently at a regional level. Panelists will discuss hidden regional dependencies, the importance of addressing challenges from a trans-disciplinary lens and suggest the most important transformational investments we can make for our cities.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Mark Cleverly


June 6, 2011
An interview with Mark Cleverly on June 6, 2011, during the National Building Museum's forum exploring the intersection of data, technology, and cities.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Mitchell Silver


June 6, 2011
This interview with Mitchell Silver, president of the American Planning Association and director of planning for Raleigh, North Carolina, was conducted at the June 6, 2011 Intelligent Cities Forum.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Dustin Haisler


June 6, 2011
This interview with Dustin Haisler, director of government innovation for Spigit and former CIO of Manor, Texas, was conducted at the June 6, 2011 Intelligent Cities Forum.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: The City as a Lab


June 6, 2011
What are the lessons to be learned in thinking about the city as a sum greater than its individual parts? Panelists share innovative work from across the United States that is changing the way our cities look, feel, and function.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Kashuo Bennett


June 6, 2011
This interview with 24 Hour City project participant Kashuo Bennett was conducted at the June 6, 2011 Intelligent Cities Forum.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Designing a Collaborative Built Environment


June 6, 2011
What are the tools that enable architects, urban planners, landscape architects, and engineers to break down silos and tackle the issues that cities face collaboratively? Panelists discuss how members of the design profession can take a leadership role in these conversations while engaging the public.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: 24-Hour City Project


June 6, 2011
This interview with 24 Hour City project participants was conducted at the June 6, 2011 Intelligent Cities Forum.
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Intelligent Cities Forum: Thought Vignette–Democracy and Inclusion


June 6, 2011
Is data the new currency for political participation? Can we prevent slums in the data-rich intelligent city? This provocative presentation will present three disruptive ideas that will help the intelligent city to also become a fair and just city.
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Celebrating our Past, Building our Future

Annual Gala
May 17, 2011
On May 17, 2011, a special 25th anniversary celebration of the National Building Museum’s Honor Award united our history and our future. Together with our past honorees, we celebrate the importance of the world we build and look to the inspiring possibilities of the next 25 years. This video, presented at the gala, captures past winners and current practitioners talking about design and construction excellence, housing, innovation, sustainability, and urban vitality.
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National Building Museum in 30 Seconds


May 16, 2011
Enjoy this thirty second video that introduces the National Building Museum. The video originally aired during a special event at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on May 16, 2011.
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Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière—Introduction


May 1, 2011
Curator Catherine Coleman Brawer introduces Walls Speak: The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière, an exhibition on view at the National Building Museum from March 19 - November 27, 2011.

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Walls Speak: St. Bartholomew's Church


May 1, 2011
For the apse at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City, Hildreth Meières employed Byzantine-style glass mosaics for the first time.

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Walls Speak: New York World's Fair, 1939


May 1, 2011
Hildreth Meière's metal sculpture on the exterior of the Medicine and Public Health Building depicts Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, and the Dragon of Ignorance.

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Walls Speak: Nebraska State Capitol, 1924-1932


May 1, 2011
Muralist Hildreth Meière's designs for the Nebraska State Capitol relate the history of Nebraska to the ideals of Western civilization.

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Walls Speak: National Academy of Sciences, 1924


May 1, 2011
The dome for the Great Hall of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., was Hildreth Meière's first major architectural commission.

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Walls Speak: Travelers Insurance Company, 1956


May 1, 2011
Hildreth Meière's mosaic for the Travelers Insurance Company illustrates traveling in nineteenth-century America, when travel was high risk.

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Walls Speak: Radio City Music Hall, 1932


May 1, 2011
For Radio City Music Hall, Hildreth Meière designed the exterior, mixed-metal and enamel sculptures Dance, Drama, and Song.

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Walls Speak: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 1945-1961


May 1, 2011
Hildreth Meière's glass mosaic designs for the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis are some of the most stunning reinterpretations of early-Christian iconography.

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The Alternative Housing Pilot Program: Conclusions and Recommendations

Community in the Aftermath
April 26, 2011
Developers, policy makers, and housing researchers discuss the successes and lessons learned from the Alternative Housing Pilot Program (AHPP) projects and propose next steps for creative post-disaster housing solutions.
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For the Greener Good: Passive House

For the Greener Good
April 18, 2011
What if the only heat for your home was the occupants’ body warmth? These tightly sealed buildings are being constructed across Europe. Is this the future of American housing? Matt Belcher, Belcher Homes, Verdatek Solutions, LLC. Robert Ivy, executive vice president and CEO, American Institute of Architects (moderator) Richard King, director, Solar Decathlon, U.S. Department of Energy Katrin Klingenberg, executive director, Passive House Institute The "For the Greener Good" lecture series was presented by The Home Depot Foundation
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Intelligent Cities: The Country


April 4, 2011
Intelligent Cities delegate Javaun Moradi asks what kind of data you'd like about your city,
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For the Greener Good: Historic Preservation Vs. Sustainability?

For the Greener Good
March 24, 2011
The greenest buildings are the ones that are already built. But how does a community balance the historic fabric of vernacular architecture with greener buildings? Can’t we have both? A discussion with: Maria Casarella, AIA, Cunningham | Quill Architects; Anna Dyson, director, Center for Architecture Science & Ecology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute & Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; Martin Moeller, senior vice president, National Building Museum (moderator), Brendan Owens, Vice President LEED Technical Development, U.S. Green Building Council; Eleni Reed, Chief Greening Officer, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration
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Annabelle Selldorf: Architecture and Context

Women of Architecture
March 23, 2011
Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA, founding principal of Selldorf Architects and designer of the Neue Galerie New York, discusses her current work including 200 Eleventh Avenue, a residential tower in Manhattan’s West Chelsea neighborhood; the SIMS Municipal Recycling Facility, New York City’s principal processing facility for recyclables; as well as a museum renovation and research center at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
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Intelligent Cities: The Region


March 18, 2011
Intelligent Cities delegate Danny Harris asks what are the biggest challenges for intelligent cities.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Abe Gonzales


March 15, 2011
The National Building Museum appreciates its volunteers! Abe Gonzalez-Aviles is a Museum Shop and LEGO® Museum Shop volunteer, and has been with the Museum since 2010.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Kim Toufectis


March 15, 2011
The National Building Museum appreciates its volunteers! Kim Toufectis is a Docent and a Junior Docent and Docent Mentor, and has been with the Museum since 1992.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Jaime Van Mourik


March 15, 2011
The National Building Museum appreciates its volunteers! Jaime Van Mourik is a Festival and Volunteer Advisory Board volunteer, and has volunteered with the Museum since 2007. Prior to that, she worked at the Museum as the Public Programs Coordinator.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Alexis Peck


March 15, 2011
The National Building Museum appreciates its volunteers! Alexis Peck is a Membership and Volunteer Advisory Board volunteer, and has been with the Museum since 2004.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Carolyn Gold


March 15, 2011
The National Building Museum appreciates its volunteers! Carolyn Gold is a Behind-the-Scenes volunteer, and has been with the Museum since 2009.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Heegeman


March 15, 2011
The National Building Museum appreciates its volunteers! Jim Heegeman is a Docent, Docent Mentor, and Information Desk volunteer, and has been with the Museum since 1996.
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Intelligent Cities: Martin Chávez


March 10, 2011
Martin Chávez is executive director of ICLEI–Local Governments for Sustainability USA and adviser to the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative.
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Intelligent Cities: Rob Puentes


March 10, 2011
Attend the Intelligent Cities Forum, June 6, 2011

Rob Puentes is a senior fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution, and an adviser to the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative.

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Intelligent Cities: Chris Pyke


March 10, 2011
Chris Pyke is vice president of research at the U.S. Green Building Council and is an adviser to the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative.
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Intelligent Cities: Anita Hairston


February 24, 2011
Anita Hairston is the senior associate for Transportation Policy at PolicyLink and an adviser for the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative.
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Intelligent Cities: Jess Zimbabwe


February 24, 2011
Jess Zimbabwe is executive director of the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use at the Urban Land Institute and an adviser to the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities project.
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For the Greener Good: Life After Plastic

For the Greener Good
February 17, 2011
Many believe that, as petroleum based products, plastic building materials will become more expensive as the price of oil rises. What is the future of alternate products for the construction industry?
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Intelligent Cities: The City


February 11, 2011
Intelligent Cities delegate Bonnie Shaw asks what are the smartest things your city is doing.
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Inspired by Nature

For the Greener Good
January 26, 2011
In this "For the Greener Good" program, titled "Inspired by Nature," panelists discuss how architects, builders, and engineers can create a greener, stronger, and more sustainable built environment by learning from natural forms. These natural inspirations have led to growing research in mining photosynthesis for renewable energy sources, engineering buildings in the shape of honeycomb, and creating natural ventilation inspired by termite hills.
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Curtis Fentress Close-Up

Spotlight on Design
January 12, 2011
Award-winning architect Curtis Fentress visited the National Building Museum to present in the Spotlight on Design lecture series. While here, we sat down with him to talk about his life and career.
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Intelligent Cities: Bill Saporito


January 10, 2011
Bill Saporito is assistant managing editor for TIME Magazine and is an adviser for the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative.
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Intelligent Cities: John Tolva


January 10, 2011
John Tolva is the director of citizenship & technology for the IBM Corporation and is an adviser for the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative.
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Intelligent Cities: Zia Khan


January 10, 2011
Attend the Intelligent Cities Forum, June 6, 2011

Zia Khan is vice president of strategy and evaluation for the Rockefeller Foundation and is an adviser for the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative.

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Intelligent Cities: Sarah Williams


January 10, 2011
Sarah Williams is director of the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University, and is an adviser for the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative.
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Intelligent Cities: Makeshift Metropolis


January 10, 2011
On January 10, 2011 prize winning author, professor, and architecture critic Witold Rybczynski discussed his latest book Makeshift Metropolis, which explores the history of city planning, the kind of cities we want, and the kind of cities we need.
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Intelligent Cities: Jennifer Cowley


January 10, 2011
Jennifer Cowley is an associate professor and section head of city and regional planning, Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University and is chair of the APA’s Technology Committee. She is also an adviser for the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative.
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Intelligent Cities: Howard Frumkin


January 10, 2011
Howard Frumkin is dean of the University of Washington School of Public Health, and is an adviser for the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative.
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Intelligent Cities: Ahmed Abukhater


January 10, 2011
Ahmed Abukhater is the global industry manager for community development at Esri and is an adviser for the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative.
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