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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An Interview with Designing for Disaster Curator

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Designing for Disaster exhibition investigates how we can build communities that are safer and more disaster resilient, through stories, video, objects, and interactive tools from around the nation. National Building Museum Online sat down with Museum curator Chrysanthe Broikos and her team, Christine Canabou...

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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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