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Free Admission for Active Duty Military Personnel and their Families, Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013
May 21, 2013
The National Building Museum offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2013.
2013 Honor Award Presented to Turner Construction Company
May 21, 2013
The National Building Museum recognizes Turner Construction Company as its 2013 Honor Awardee. The selection celebrates Turner’s 111 years of leadership in the construction industry.
Featured as Tribute Speaker, Louis Chênevert, Chairman & CEO of United Technologies (UTC) and past Honor Award recipient (2009), has first-hand knowledge of Turner’s core philosophy of innovation and efficiency.Peter Davoren, President & CEO of Turner Construction Company, will accept the award on behalf of everyone who has worked for Turner over its long history.
Preserving the Guastavino Legacy
May 17, 2013
Panelists discuss the history of these vaults and ongoing efforts to preserve, restore, and celebrate these unique architectural marvels. Panelists include Edmund Meade of Robert Silman Associates; Raymond Pepi of Building Conservation Associates Inc.; Baird M. Smith, FAIA, FAPT, of Quinn Evans Architects; and Chrysanthe Broikos of the National Building Museum (moderator).
The National Building Museum Presents
Overdrive: L.A. Constructs The Future, 1940-1990
May 14, 2013
In fall 2013, the National Building Museum will be the only East Coast venue to present Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990, the first comprehensive survey of the architecture of mid-to-late twentieth-century Los Angeles. This major exhibition will shed new light on well-known landmarks, uncover hidden jewels, and explore the architectural soul of one of America's most complex cities.
National Building Museum Awarded $50,000 Grant
May 2, 2013
The National Building Museum has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works program. The funds will support design, planning, and architecture educational programs that will target underserved youth in Washington via design curriculum delivered at the Museum and at local schools.
MINI GOLF & BBQ AT THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
April 30, 2013
This summer, the National Building Museum brings back its popular indoor Mini Golf exhibition. The expanded attraction features two 9-hole course options, with all new holes designed and built by leading Washington-area architects, landscape architects, designers, and contractors. The courses reflect this year’s theme of “Building the Future,” with twists and turns sure to challenge golfers young and old. Designed for ages 4 and up, the one-of-a-kind courses are located in air-conditioned comfort during Museum hours from Memorial Day (May 27, 2013) to Labor Day (September 2, 2013).
Author Discusses Concept of American Dream Home
April 24, 2013
Designer and author of The Just Right Home, Marianne Cusato, explores the evolution of the American dream home–past, present, and future. Cusato will look at the variables that influence the decisions we make regarding our homes and communities in our effort to balance the function, cost, and delight of where we live.
National Building Museum Teams Up with Transitional Housing Corporation to Revitalize Community
April 18, 2013
This spring, the Museum is partnering with the Transitional Housing Corporation (THC), founded in 1990 as a faith-based homeless services organization. DAP participants will design and build at least five pieces of furniture for various families entering THC’s two-year transitional housing program. In addition to building functional furniture, DAP participants aim to create a sense of home for a family in flux. Teens will investigate what makes a house a home and the needs of displaced families.
NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2013 HONOR AWARD RECIPIENT
April 18, 2013
The National Building Museum announced today that it has selected Turner Construction Company as its 2013 Honor Awardee. The selection recognizes Turner’s 111 years of leadership in the construction industry. The Museum will present the award to Turner on June 4, 2013 at the Museum’s annual Honor Award gala.
Find Building, Get Lunch
April 17, 2013
John Ochsendorf, the MacArthur Fellow who organized our exhibition on Rafael Guastavino, is offering lunch to anyone who identifies an undocumented Gaustavino building.
Save the Date for Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.: Inspirations for the 21st Century
April 16, 2013
Multidisciplinary, two-part symposium on the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. The Symposia will explore the continued relevance of and inspirations from his visionary work as we seek to address contemporary challenges in landscape architecture, preservation, and urban and regional planning.
Celebrate Earth Day at the National Building Museum
April 9, 2013
Celebrate Earth Day at the National Building Museum. Discover Green School Trends and Bring Green Learning to Your Community.
Mini Golf Returns to the National Building Museum
March 26, 2013
Mini Golf Returns to the National Building Museum: Expanded Indoor Course Includes Two 9-hole Options Open Memorial Day to Labor Day
National Building Museum Opens Artist/Designer Search for First Ever Design Show
March 21, 2013
National Building Museum Opens Artist/Designer Search for First Ever Design Show. Now through May 15, the National Building Museum is accepting applications for its first juried Design Show in August 2013
Two Films at the National Building Museum during the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
March 12, 2013
Two Films at the National Building Museum during the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital Mother Nature’s Child and Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Reimagining Lincoln Center and the High Line to screen