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L.A.: Land of (Unrealized) Possibilities: An Interview with Sam Lubell

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sam Lubell is the West Coast editor of The Architect’s Newspaper. He was previously an editor at Architectural Record, and continues to contribute to that magazine. He has also written several books on architecture, including Paris 2000+, London 2000+, and Julius Shulman Los Angeles: The...

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Noir L.A.: Bunker Hill Lost and Found

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

by Deborah Sorensen The National Building Museum was proud to partner with the American Film Institute (AFI) Silver Theatre and Cultural Center to present two film series in association with the exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 (organized by the Getty Research Institute and...

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Los Angeles Constructs the Future

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Museum’s exhibition Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 traces the city’s transformation into an internationally recognized destination with its own design vocabulary, canonized landmarks, and coveted way of life. Co-organized by the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, the exhibition...

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The Charles Goodman Project

Thursday, September 26, 2013

In an effort to document the work and legacy of architect Charles M. Goodman, FAIA (1906–1992), the Washington area’s preeminent mid-century modernist, the National Building Museum conducted a series of interviews with architects and historians who either worked with him or studied his work: Eason...

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Thom Mayne: Inquiry is Everything

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

By Andrew Caruso National Building Museum and Metropolis Magazine Contributor Andrew Caruso recently sat down with AIA Gold Medalist Thom Mayne to talk about the early days of his career and the major design school, public projects, and trajectory of work that followed. Thom talks...

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