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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.

Design Apprenticeship Program 15th Anniversary
Now closing out its 15th year the Design Apprenticeship Program began as and continues to be an opportunity for DC metro area teens to discover design, connect with peers and professionals, and turn their ideas into reality.

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.

Urban Salon
Urban Salons immerse participants in the past, present, and future of the built environment in the Washington metropolitan area through a unique salon-style program format. Each

Social Change and Equality with Carol Shapiro, BWAF
Carol Shapiro, the executive director of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF), works to change the culture for women in built environment professions by researching, documenting, and educating the public about their work.

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.

Five Myths About Timber
Timber City explores the benefits offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including engineered wood products like cross-laminated timber. Here are some of the questions—and surprising answers—related to urban timber construction.
September 6, 2016


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