Bellevue Library. Photo by Jeff Sauers.

National Building Museum welcomes David Adjaye for Spotlight on Design

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Award-winning architect joins Paul Goldberger and Kojo Nnamdi to discuss public and private works WHAT Architect Sir David Adjaye and architecture critic Paul Goldberger discuss Adjaye’s career and explore the challenges and opportunities he has experienced working on projects in both the public and private...

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Preservation of the National Building Museum

Friday, April 28, 2017

Last year marked the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, so perhaps the attention recently showered on the National Building Museum’s 130-year-old structure shouldn’t come as a surprise. In November, as a major two-phase roofing repair project at the Museum was drawing to...

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Hive oculus, courtesy Studio Gang.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

STUDIO GANG DESIGNS HIVE INSTALLATION TO OPEN AT NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM THIS SUMMER WASHINGTON, D.C.—This summer, the National Building Museum will present a new, interactive installation designed by Studio Gang, an architecture and urban design practice based in Chicago and New York. Titled “Hive,” it...

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We Launched a New Website

Monday, April 3, 2017

The National Building Museum launched a new website at The new site was designed to make it easier to plan a visit, learn about our exhibitions and programs, explore our collections, and find information about the Museum. The new website was developed on the...

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National Building Museum to present Architecture of an Asylum

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

New exhibition to trace life of St. Elizabeths Hospital, and the importance of building design in mental health care WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum opens Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths, 1852-2017 on March 25, 2017. The exhibition traces St. Elizabeths’ evolution over time, reflecting...

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