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Fossils in Architecture

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Christopher Barr is a lawyer who has lived in Washington, D.C. since 1979 and knows the city in an unusual way: through discovering public fossils in the city’s architecture. Though he majored in history in his undergrad, he took several geology courses that solidified a...

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Cool & Collected (Literally)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

By Sarah Leavitt Cool & Collected: Recent Acquisitions, an exhibition highlighting items from the National Building Museum’s collection, features objects representing many different facets of the built environment. These unique objects tell the stories of design, construction, engineering, and  play, that are rarely available for...

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Extended Territories: Women of Architecture

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the National Building Museum collaborated with the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation to discuss extraordinary women leading the field of architecture. Andrea Leers, FAIA, and Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA, discussed how their work intersects with urbanization, globalization, and sustainability. As a...

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Places to Flourish : An Introduction to Generative Space

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

By Tama Duffy Day In 2014, Panelists discussed how to design “places that flourish,” to improve the delivery of health services, increase client/physician engagement, and focus on the physical and social space of wellness. The design of generative space in healthcare facilities is a key factor...

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