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DESIGNING FOR DISASTER
April 23, 2014
From earthquakes and hurricanes to flooding and rising sea levels, natural disasters can strike anywhere and at any time. No region of the country is immune from the impacts and rising costs of disaster damage. In light of this stark reality, the National Building Museum presents a multimedia exhibition titled Designing for Disaster, a call-to-action for citizen preparedness—from design professionals and local decision-makers to homeowners and school kids. The exhibition explores strategies local leaders are currently pursuing to reduce their risks and build more disaster-resilient communities. The exhibition will open May 11, 2014 and remain on view through August 2, 2015.
Teens Build Little Free Libraries for Community Gardens
April 21, 2014
This semester, D.C. teens in the Design Apprenticeship Program collaborated with design professionals to build Little Free Libraries for community gardens that will encourage local residents to connect with each other through a "take a book, return a book" system.
Spotlight on Landscape Architecture
April 16, 2014
The founding principals of Watertown, Massachusetts-based Reed Hilderbrand, the 2014 recipient of the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Firm Award, discuss their current work in a presentation introduced by Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA.
Fossils in Architecture
April 2, 2014
Christopher Barr is a lawyer who has lived in Washington, D.C. since 1979 and has gotten to know the city in an unusual way: through discovering public fossils in the city's architecture.
GET LOST IN THE GREAT HALL MAZE
April 2, 2014
This summer, the National Building Museum, in partnership with BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, will create a never-before-seen large-scale maze for the Museum’s historic home in Washington, D.C.
Science Channel partners with the National Building Museum on DESIGNING FOR DISASTER
March 27, 2014
Science Channel and the National Building Museum announced today an all-new agreement that makes Science Channel the exclusive television partner of the museum’s upcoming multimedia exhibition, Designing for Disaster.
NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM NAMES MRS. LAURA BUSH AND THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION AS 2014 HONOR AWARD RECIPIENTS April 1, 2014, 7pm
March 18, 2014
John L. Nau III, president and CEO of Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P., and Michael Beschloss, presidential historian for NBC News and commentator for PBS NewsHour, will serve as tribute speakers at the 2014 Honor Award.
Three Films at the National Building Museum
March 13, 2014
OUTDOOR BBQ RETURNS TO THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM
March 11, 2014
Hill Country’s Backyard Barbecue will return to the National Building Museum’s West Lawn.
NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM NAMES MRS. LAURA BUSH AND THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION AS 2014 HONOR AWARD RECIPIENTS
March 6, 2014
The National Building Museum has selected two recipients for the 2014 Honor Award: Mrs. Laura Bush and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Both awardees were chosen in recognition of their commitment to preserving our nation’s architectural and built heritage. The Museum will present the awards on April 1, 2014 at the Museum’s annual Honor Award gala.
FAMILY DAYS FEATURES ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL AGES ON OPENING WEEKEND OF NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
March 5, 2014
Family Days, presented by the Festival and the National Building Museum and sponsored by Safeway, is held Saturday, March 22, 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday, March 23, 11:00am-4:00pm at the National Building Museum.
Cool & Collected (Literally)
March 4, 2014
Cool & Collected: Recent Acquisitions, a new exhibition highlighting items from the National Building Museum's collection, features objects representing many different facets of the built environment. Get a preview of some of the fascinating objects before the exhibition opens Saturday, March 8.
Artist, Donor, and Member
March 4, 2014
The largest group of objects featured in the Museum's exhibition Cool & Collected: Recent Acquisitions comes from the studio of architect and sculptor Raymond Kaskey. His influence on the Museum goes beyond providing significant works, he has long been a member and supporter.
A SNEAK PEEK INTO AN EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION
February 27, 2014
The National Building Museum presents Cool & Collected: Recent Acquisitions, an exhibition dedicated solely to the objects and documents in the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition is open March 8, 2014 through May 25, 2015.
Lecture Shines Light on Women of Architecture for Women’s History Month
February 25, 2014
Principals and founders Andrea Leers, FAIA, and Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA, of Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates, recipient of the 2007 American Institute of Architects Firm Award, will explore “Extended Territories” — strategies that blend the realms of public and private space and cross disciplines of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and infrastructure.