An American Palazzo

Thursday, June 10, 2010

by G. Martin Moeller, Jr. There is a spot in Rome along the Via dei Baullari, near the bustling Campo de’ Fiori, from which one can admire a portion of the Palazzo Farnese’s elegant façade, and then, pivoting to the right, catch a glimpse of...

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Peter Bohlin, FAIA: Designing the Seemingly Inevitable

Thursday, June 10, 2010

By Andrew Caruso Peter Bohlin, FAIA, founding principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and recipient of the 2010 Gold Medal of The American Institute of Architects, joined the National Building Museum for the Spotlight on Design lecture series. Humble yet decisive, innovative yet respectful of the...

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Portraits in Design: Beatrix Farrand

Thursday, June 10, 2010

By Lynden B. Miller, Public Garden Designer Beatrix Farrand (1872-1959) was America’s finest landscape garden designer. Her most extensive project, Dumbarton Oaks, in Washington, D.C., has been described as ranking with “the greatest gardens in the world.”1 Her career and her work continue to be...

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Interview with Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA

Friday, April 9, 2010

By Andrew Caruso National Building Museum (NBM) Online: Pugh+Scarpa describes “investigation” as a foundation for its practice. What motivates this approach to design? Lawrence Scarpa: In some ways, it’s a personal fear. Throughout the careers of architects I admired, they progressively plagiarized themselves. Their work...

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