The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin
See how revolutionary landscape architect Lawrence Halprin created strong, expressive forms that evoked the structures and processes of nature, often with terracing enlivened by flowing water.
Discover how architects are leveraging the advantages of cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength, fire resistance, sustainability, and beauty.
House & Home
Through interactive displays, historic home objects, and film, discover houses both familiar and surprising, challenging ideas about what it means to live at home in America.
Cool & Collected: Recent Acquisitions
Explore the extraordinary objects in the Museum’s collection. These physical pieces of the world we design and build inspire new perspectives on the built environment and how to improve it.
Around the World in 80 Paper Models
Drawing from a magnificent 4,500-piece collection recently donated to the Museum, the architectural paper models represent buildings, cultures, and countries from Austria to Wales.
PLAY WORK BUILD
Explore the past, present, and future of play in this immersive, hands-on installation featuring molded foam blocks of all shapes and sizes.
Our youngest visitors ages 2 to 6 enjoy a hands-on introduction to building and design at The Building Zone. Hours: 10 am-4 pm, Monday-Saturday; and 11 am-4 pm, Sunday.