Los Angeles Constructs the Future

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Museum’s exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 traces the city’s transformation into an internationally recognized destination with its own design vocabulary, canonized landmarks, and coveted way of life. Co-organized by the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, the exhibition...

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The Charles Goodman Project

Thursday, September 26, 2013

In an effort to document the work and legacy of architect Charles M. Goodman, FAIA (1906–1992), the Washington area’s preeminent mid-century modernist, the National Building Museum conducted a series of interviews with architects and historians who either worked with him or studied his work: Eason...

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Thom Mayne: Inquiry is Everything

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

By Andrew Caruso National Building Museum and Metropolis Magazine Contributor Andrew Caruso recently sat down with AIA Gold Medalist Thom Mayne to talk about the early days of his career and the major design school, public projects, and trajectory of work that followed. Thom talks...

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Tourism and the City: A Conversation with Taleb Rifai and the UNWTO

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tourism is one of the world’s biggest and fastest global economic sectors. Responsible for nearly $3.4 billion of daily economic activity and 6-7% of global employment, tourism plays a major role in shaping the physical and economic fabric of cities. A 2010 Buenos Aires study,...

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Harnessing Friction on the High Line

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

In 2103, the Museum awarded the fifteenth Vincent Scully Prize to Friends of the High Line co-founders, Joshua David and Robert Hammond, for their work in creating one of the most successful urban revitalization projects to date. Under their leadership, the High Line has become...

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