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Couple Grows with the Museum Over the Years

Friday, September 15, 2017

Peter and Erin Dwyer have been connected to the Museum since their first date, followed by their BIG Maze engagement proposal. We reached out to Peter get the story of the Museum’s most recent Family Members.  “Erin and I had our first date at the...

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Collections Highlight: Washington National Cathedral

Friday, September 15, 2017

By Laura Hicken, Assistant Registrar In 2015, the Museum received an incredible donation of more than 32,000 materials related to the design and construction of the Washington National Cathedral and other historic buildings on the 57-acre campus in Northwest D.C. The Construction Archives Collection dates...

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Interschool Student Design Competition returns to Great Hall

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Architecture students have one day to complete real world design challenge WHAT Students from the Washington, D.C. area’s six collegiate architecture programs participate in a day-long design challenge on Sunday, September 17, during which they are tasked with providing a creative solution that addresses real-world...

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Laurie Olin, FASLA, named 17th Laureate of Vincent Scully Prize

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Renowned landscape architect and professor to accept during public program, “Conversation with a Reflective Practitioner” WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum will present the 2017 Vincent Scully Prize to Mr. Laurie Olin, FASLA, founding principal of the Philadelphia-based OLIN studio and esteemed professor at the University of...

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