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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.

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.

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.

Beatrix Farrand
For the Portraits in Design lecture series, we profile Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959), one of America’s finest landscape garden designers.
March 3, 2015
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
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


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