The Building Zone will be closed for the day on Monday, August 26.


Design Apprenticeship Program Interview

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Sanaa L. began participating in the Museum’s Teen Programs in fall 2017. Through the Design Apprenticeship Program, she designed and built seating for our museum visitors, improvements for DC Public Library’s Mt. Pleasant branch’s teen space, and murals for the basketball courts at Oxon Run...

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Remembering I.M. Pei at the Museum

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Museum was saddened to learn of the death of renowned architect I.M. Pei. His achievements were significant, and have left an indelible mark on all of us. Pei was the second winner of the Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction, for advances...

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Rendering by the LAB at Rockwell Group.

National Building Museum and Rockwell Group present Lawn

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2019 Summer Block Party Installation opens July 4 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum will partner with the LAB at Rockwell Group to present the 2019 Summer Block Party installation. Lawn will be an immersive installation taking up the entirety of the Museum’s Great Hall, and...

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Getting Organized Day 1

Behind the Scenes: Packing up the 20th Century Souvenir Buildings Collection

Monday, April 22, 2019

The Grand California Tour By Nancy Bateman, Registrar Last month the National Building Museum’s collections department staff and volunteers spent ten days in California packing up our newest donation: the 3,069-piece 20th Century Souvenir Buildings Collection, donated by David Weingarten. It was a herculean task...

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Thoughts on Notre Dame

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The National Building Museum staff, like the world, looked upon in horror at the tragedy that befell Notre Dame on Monday, April 15. Our mission is to inspire curiosity about the built world, and there are few buildings—if any—that have inspired more generations of people...

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