Press

Press requests for information, images, interview opportunities, and phototography or video appointments may be directed to the Museum’s Marketing & Communications Department.

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

National Building Museum reopens March 13, 2020, after Great Hall renovations

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New exhibition Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer kicks off 40th anniversary year WASHINGTON, D.C.—On March 13, 2020, the National Building Museum will reopen to the public following the completion of renovations to the historic Great Hall. The three-month-long project involved replacing the concrete floor with...

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National Building Museum to open Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

New exhibition examines intersection of artistic and architectural vision WASHINGTON, D.C.—Beginning March 13, the National Building Museum presents Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer, a new exhibition examining the work of a prominent photographer as well as the practice of architectural photography writ large. On display...

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National Building Museum to Temporarily Close for Great Hall Repairs

Friday, October 4, 2019

Construction is scheduled December 2 to March 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. On December 2, 2019 the National Building Museum will close to the public to begin necessary repairs in its historic Great Hall. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will oversee the extensive project to replace...

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Elizabeth K. Meyer named 19th Laureate of Vincent Scully Prize

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

University of Virginia professor to accept during public program at the National Building Museum WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Building Museum will present the 2019 Vincent Scully Prize to Elizabeth K. Meyer, FASLA, the Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia School...

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Remembering César Pelli at the Museum

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

We were saddened to hear of the death of César Pelli at 92. Pelli left an indelible mark on the Museum over the years. Here is a drawing he made of our building, which hangs in one of our meeting spaces and was featured in...

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The Future of Disaster Recovery

Friday, May 10, 2019

SBP, a disaster resilience and recovery nonprofit, shares its approach to disasters using private industry innovations and organizational culture WHAT A talk and book signing with SBP (formerly Saint Bernard Project), a disaster recovery organization whose mission is to shrink the time between disaster and...

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