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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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Women of Architecture: Sharon Davis

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

National Building Museum Online (NBM Online): Please tell our readers a little about the history of Sharon Davis Design. Give us a snapshot of what the culture of your practice is like. How does it differ from other firms? Sharon Davis (SD): I founded Sharon...

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The Architectural Image: An Interview with David M. Schwarz

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The National Building Museum opened an exhibition titled The Architectural Image, 1920–1950: Prints, Drawings, and Paintings from a Private Collection. The person behind the collection was David M. Schwarz, founder of the Washington, D.C.-based firm David M. Schwarz Architects, which has a large portfolio of...

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A Brief History of Mazes

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What exactly is a maze? What have mazes been used for throughout history? How have mazes been used in pop culture? Is a labyrinth the same thing as a maze? Though the words are often used interchangeably, the answer is no. A labyrinth has winding,...

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Tod Williams and Billie Tsien: Design Process and Practice

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

By Martin Moeller, Senior Curator Tod Williams, FAIA, and Billie Tsien, FAIA, are the founders of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, which received the AIA Architecture Firm Award in 2013. Williams and Tsien spoke at the National Building Museum as part of the Spotlight on Design...

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