Press

Press requests for information, images, interview opportunities, and photo/video shoot appointments can be directed to the Marketing & Communications Department.

Emma Filar
efilar@nbm.org
Director, Marketing & Communications
202.272.2448, ext. 3458

Photography is allowed and encouraged in the Great Hall and public spaces of the National Building Museum for non-commercial purposes. Exhibitions are subject to photography restrictions and require a ticket. Additional equipment, like lighting and tripods, must be approved by staff in advance. Please note that the Museum is often the site for special events and may be obstructed with event setup.

News Releases

Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season at the National Building Museum

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Families invited to Design with Nature April 9 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum presents Design with Nature, a family afternoon to highlight the intersection of design, building, and the natural environment. In celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival®, the activities are set to take...

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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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National Building Museum Brings Industry Icon Beverly Willis and D.C. Talent Paola Moya Together in “Architects Across Generations”

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Museum Celebrates Women’s History Month with Compelling Cross-Generational Program WASHINGTON, D.C.—On March 7, The National Building Museum will host a special event titled “Architects Across Generations” as part of programming to celebrate Women’s History Month. Award-winning author and design journalist Aileen Kwun will moderate a...

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Studio Gang to Design the National Building Museum Summer Installation

Thursday, September 1, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the latest Summer Block Party installation by James Corner Field Operations comes to a close, the National Building Museum is pleased to announce that Studio Gang has been selected to design next year’s summer installation. The temporary structure will be the latest in...

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When complete, the 10-story residential building known as 475 West 18th will be the tallest structural timber building in New York City. The design by SHoP Architects was one of two competition winners of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Softwood Lumber Board and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council.

What’s New with Wood?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.— This fall, the National Building Museum will challenge the notion that wood is an antiquated building material when it opens Timber City. The groundbreaking new exhibition will demonstrate the wide range of benefits offered by cutting-edge methods of timber construction, including surprising strength,...

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