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National Building Museum Online Recent Articles
Big Build Festival 2015|
The Big Build comes back to the National Building Museum on September 19, 2015, and features new activities along with old favorites.
Lost at Sea|
People are taken aback by the quantity of lost items at the National Building Museum. Find out some of the strangest things found at the BEACH installation.
Drawing on The Architectural Image|
Linear perspective, first employed illusionistically in ancient times, was demonstrated geometrically in the Italian Renaissance and is a means of representing three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface.
Spotlight on Design: Mikyoung Kim Lecture|
The work of Mikyoung Kim, FASLA, utilizes environmental art and the restorative effects of nature in landscapes of healing, celebration, and engagement. From institutional and civic projects, plazas and gardens, and to master plans, Mikyoung Kim Landscape Architects "finds fresh solutions that help to define the character of the urban landscape” across a variety of scales.
Women of Architecture: Sharon Davis|
In connection to Women's History Month and the Women of Architecture lecture series, we interviewed Sharon Davis, founder and principal of Sharon Davis Design.
March 3, 2015
For the Portraits in Design lecture series, we profile Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), one of America’s finest landscape garden designers.
March 3, 2015
Tourism and the City: A Conversation with Taleb Rifai and the UNWTO|
National Building Museum and Metropolis Magazine Contributor Andrew Caruso sat down with Taleb Rifai, architect and UNWTO Secretary-General to discuss the organization’s keen interest in cities.
February 24, 2015
The Architectural Image: The Collector's View|
The National Building Museum opens a new exhibition titled The Architectural Image, 1920–1950: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings from a Private Collection. The person behind that collection is David M. Schwarz, founder of the Washington, D.C.-based firm David M. Schwarz Architects, which has a large portfolio of projects across the country. National Building Museum Online interviewed Mr. Schwarz about his collection and its relationship to his professional work.
November 4, 2014
We're getting ready for next week's How Housing Matters conference, and I've been preparing by reading about all things housing. Here are some highlights in a new series we're calling "Building Bytes."
October 7, 2014