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National Building Museum Online Recent Articles
Harnessing Friction on the High Line|
The National Building Museum awards the fifteenth Vincent Scully Prize to Friends of the High Line co-founders, Joshua David and Robert Hammond, for their work in creating one of the most successful urban revitalization projects to date.
September 1, 2013
Bricklayers at the Big Build|
On September 21, 2013, the National Building Museum hosts its annual free festival, the Big Build: A Hands-On Family Festival of Tools, Trucks and Construction. To learn more about the building professionals who present their work at the festival, we talked to Robert Arnold from the International Masonry Institute, the team behind the festival’s extremely popular brick laying display. Bring your family to the Big Build to meet Robert and other building professionals in person.
September 1, 2013
The National Building Museum meets the National Park Service|
Through an unprecedented partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Historical Society of Washington, participants of the National Building Museum's teen program Investigating Where We Live have answered the question, “What does the past have to do with the future?” through explorations of the changing Shaw neighborhood in Washington, D.C.
July 1, 2013
Rearranged, Floral Arrangements Get Repurposed|
The floral arrangements at this year's Honor Award qala blossomed a second time at the USO Wounded Warrior and Family Center at Ft. Belvoir.
June 28, 2013
More Than Just a Pretty Space|
Sprout Space, designed by architecture firm Perkins+Will, is not only part of the National Building Museum's exhibition Green Schools, but also a working classroom for the Museum's school programs.
June 4, 2013
Find Building, Get Lunch|
John Ochsendorf, the MacArthur Fellow who organized our exhibition on Rafael Guastavino, is offering lunch to anyone who identifies an undocumented Gaustavino building.
April 17, 2013
Women of Architecture: Andrea Leers, FAIA and Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA|
Andrea Leers, FAIA and Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA discuss their firm Leers Weinzapfel with the National Building Museum as part of the Women of Architecture lecture series.
April 1, 2013
What exactly does a landscape architect do?|
During National Landscape Architecture Month, celebrated during the month of April, there are plenty of opportunities to learn more about the profession and what exactly landscape architects do. It goes far beyond planting trees, shrubs, and flowers.
April 1, 2013
Cleaning Up the Cleaning Industry|
Jeff Hawkins, director of custodial services for the Provo City School District in Provo, Utah, spoke with National Building Museum co-curator Sarah Leavitt about his award-winning work at Dixon Middle School for which he and his team recently received the Best Cleaning Industry Environmental Program Award.
March 1, 2013
Adopt a School|
The National Building Museum's national curricula coordinator discusses the Museum's "Adopt a School" education programming.
February 5, 2013