Murray Grove interior under construction, London, UK, 2009. Photo: Will Pryce. Courtesy Waugh Thistleton Architects.

Timber City material gets a new life

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

By Zachary Levine, director of Exhibitions & Collections What would you do with 23,000 pounds of wood? If you visited the Museum in the last year, you couldn’t have missed the monumental pylon and beam in the Great Hall. They were part of the Timber...

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Washington Monument

Laurie Olin Sites in Washington, D.C.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Founding principal of the Philadelphia-based OLIN studio and esteemed professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Laurie Olin has created award winning, people-centric landscapes in cities around the world, including the grounds of the Washington Monument and the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington,...

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Interior Design for Your Health

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Panel discusses designing spaces for the well-being of building occupants WHAT On Monday, September 25, the National Building Museum presents a talk titled, “Well-Designed: Demonstrating the Positive Impacts of Interior Design.” Randy W. Fiser, Hon. ASID, CEO, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), David Cordell,...

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Couple Grows with the Museum Over the Years

Friday, September 15, 2017

Peter and Erin Dwyer have been connected to the Museum since their first date, followed by their BIG Maze engagement proposal. We reached out to Peter get the story of the Museum’s most recent Family Members.  “Erin and I had our first date at the...

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Collections Highlight: Washington National Cathedral

Friday, September 15, 2017

By Laura Hicken, Assistant Registrar In 2015, the Museum received an incredible donation of more than 32,000 materials related to the design and construction of the Washington National Cathedral and other historic buildings on the 57-acre campus in Northwest D.C. The Construction Archives Collection dates...

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