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Women of Architecture : An interview with Annabelle Selldorf

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

In celebration of Women’s History Month in 2011, the National Building Museum hosted the annual Women of Architecture lecture, “Annabelle Selldorf: Architecture and Context.” National Building Museum Online spoke to Annabelle Selldorf about her background, design process, and role as a female architect in a male-dominated...

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The Line of Least Resistance

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

By Laura Burd Schiavo In many ways Designing Tomorrow: America’s World’s Fairs of the 1930s was an exhibition about exhibiting. The designers and architects whose work is explored in the Museum were engaged in a decade-long project whose legacies are with us today. That project revolved...

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Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

By Calder Loth The National Building Museum had the rare privilege of exhibiting a collection of original drawings by Andrea Palladio (1508-80), widely regarded as the western world’s most significant architect. The Royal Institute of British Architects, the keeper of these treasures, is sharing a...

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An American Palazzo

Thursday, June 10, 2010

by G. Martin Moeller, Jr. There is a spot in Rome along the Via dei Baullari, near the bustling Campo de’ Fiori, from which one can admire a portion of the Palazzo Farnese’s elegant façade, and then, pivoting to the right, catch a glimpse of...

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Peter Bohlin, FAIA: Designing the Seemingly Inevitable

Thursday, June 10, 2010

By Andrew Caruso Peter Bohlin, FAIA, founding principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and recipient of the 2010 Gold Medal of The American Institute of Architects, joined the National Building Museum for the Spotlight on Design lecture series. Humble yet decisive, innovative yet respectful of the...

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