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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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When complete, the 10-story residential building known as 475 West 18th will be the tallest structural timber building in New York City. The design by SHoP Architects was one of two competition winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council.

What’s New with Wood?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.— This fall, the National Building Museum will challenge the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The groundbreaking new exhibition will demonstrate the wide range of benefits offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength,...

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Design Apprenticeship Program 15th Anniversary

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

By Lauren Wilson “There is something to be said for the value of having built something, seeing the product of one’s labors in use, putting in hard work and long hours and reaping the benefits.” —Ananda Ewing-Boyd, 17, Design Apprenticeship Program and Teen Council participant...

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Interview with Photographer Colin Winterbottom

Saturday, March 21, 2015

By Chrysanthe Broikos On November 9, 2015  National Building Museum curator Chrysanthe Broikos spoke with three distinguished D.C.-based architectural photographers—Colin Winterbottom, Maxwell Mackenzie, and Walter Smalling—whose work ranges from strict documentary and commercial work to artistic interpretation pieces of space. The program, Picturing Buildings: Line...

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