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We ❤ Our Collections
The Museum staff name their favorite collections items.
January 30, 2017
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
October 26, 2016
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
Change in Focus
We talked to five teens from Investigating Where We Live and asked how their own perceptions of Washington, D.C. have changed since the program began in early July, 2016.
August 2, 2016
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.
February 19, 2016
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.
October 27, 2015
Interview with Photographer Colin Winterbottom
Museum curator Chrysanthe Broikos interviews distinguished D.C.-based architectural photographer Colin Winterbottom.
October 26, 2015
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.
August 20, 2015
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.
August 5, 2015
Designing Shelter
Food, water, clothing, shelter. These are the basic necessities that all human beings require after enduring a natural disaster. All four have their own particular implementation challenges, but the shelter can be especially difficult.
June 24, 2015


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