The Museum remains open with regular hours during the government shutdown.
Federal employees receive free admission by showing their federal badges at the admissions desk.

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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

National Building Museum to Present Making Room: Housing for a Changing America

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New exhibition highlights innovative housing solutions in one-of-a-kind evolving installation WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the National Building Museum announced the opening of Making Room: Housing for a Changing America, an exhibition which runs from November 18, 2017 through September 16, 2018. Organized with the Citizens Housing &...

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Interior Design for Your Health

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Panel discusses designing spaces for the well-being of building occupants WHAT On Monday, September 25, the National Building Museum presents a talk titled, “Well-Designed: Demonstrating the Positive Impacts of Interior Design.” Randy W. Fiser, Hon. ASID, CEO, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), David Cordell,...

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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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