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Can You Name 5 Women Architects?

Friday, February 24, 2017

At the 2016 AIA Convention, architects reviewed recent numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 39 percent of aspiring architects are women; 25.3 percent in the profession of architecture are women; 17 percent of principals and partners in AIA firms are women. In the...

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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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Investigating Where We Live: Change in Focus

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Launched in 1996, Investigating Where We Live brings together teens from across the D.C. area to learn about urban design in a five-week program. Participants go beyond the classroom walls to connect with the people and history of the District, collecting their views of the...

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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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