National Building Museum to present Architecture of an Asylum

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New exhibition to trace life of St. Elizabeths Hospital, and the importance of building design in mental health care WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum opens Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths, 1852-2017 on March 25, 2017. The exhibition traces St. Elizabeths’ evolution over time, reflecting...

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Can You Name 5 Women Architects?

Friday, February 24, 2017

At the 2016 AIA Convention, architects reviewed recent numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 39 percent of aspiring architects are women; 25.3 percent in the profession of architecture are women; 17 percent of principals and partners in AIA firms are women. In the...

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National Building Museum Brings Industry Icon Beverly Willis and D.C. Talent Paola Moya Together in “Architects Across Generations”

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Museum Celebrates Women’s History Month with Compelling Cross-Generational Program WASHINGTON, D.C.—On March 7, The National Building Museum will host a special event titled “Architects Across Generations” as part of programming to celebrate Women’s History Month. Award-winning author and design journalist Aileen Kwun will moderate a...

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Studio Gang to Design the National Building Museum Summer Installation

Thursday, September 1, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the latest Summer Block Party installation by James Corner Field Operations comes to a close, the National Building Museum is pleased to announce that Studio Gang has been selected to design next year’s summer installation. The temporary structure will be the latest in...

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Investigating Where We Live: Change in Focus

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Launched in 1996, Investigating Where We Live brings together teens from across the D.C. area to learn about urban design in a five-week program. Participants go beyond the classroom walls to connect with the people and history of the District, collecting their views of the...

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