G. Martin Moeller, Jr.

Senior Curator
202.272.2448, ext. 3451


Martin Moeller is Senior Curator at the National Building Museum, as well as an independent curator, writer, and editor. He previously served as the Museum’s Executive Vice President (chief operating officer), overseeing all exhibitions, education programs, development, and operations. He stepped down from this role in 2001 in order to have more time to pursue independent projects.

Before joining the National Building Museum in 1998, Moeller was Executive Director of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, which represents the faculty of all colleges and universities with accredited architecture degree programs in the United States and Canada. Prior to that, he was Executive Director of the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and simultaneously served as Executive Vice President of the Washington Architectural Forum (now called the Washington Architectural Foundation).

Since 2007, Moeller has been editor of ArchitectureDC, the quarterly magazine of the AIA Washington Chapter. In 2009, he received the chapter’s Glenn Brown Award, which honors an individual who has raised public awareness of architecture and its benefits to society. An associate member of the American Institute of Architects, he received the Associates Award from the national AIA in 2013.

Moeller has been an adjunct faculty member or guest critic at six schools of architecture, and has served for more than ten years on the Board of Advisors for the Tulane School of Architecture. In the spring of 2010, he was a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, researching modern and contemporary architecture in that city.

Selected Publications

The Favrot Family of Louisiana: A History Over Three Centuries
By G. Martin Moeller, Jr. 
University of New Orleans Publishing, 2019.

ArchitectureDC Magazine, 2007–present, editor

AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, DC, fifth edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012

Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete, Princeton Architectural Press, 2006, co-editor