NBM MissionsStatement V2

New Mission Statement

Friday, December 1, 2017

by Chase W. Rynd, Executive Director I have been the Museum’s executive director for over 14 years, and have seen us go through incredible growth and changes. We now welcome almost a half million people through our doors each year. We have developed exhibitions on...

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Vincent Scully Dies at 97

Friday, December 1, 2017

By Chase Rynd, Executive Director The Board of Trustees and staff of the National Building Museum are saddened to learn of the death of Vincent Scully at the age of 97. In an academic career spanning more than six decades, Vince influenced generations of architects,...

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Sheet Metal Structure in the Great Hall, 1988

Collections Highlight: Frank Gehry’s Sheet Metal Architectural Model

Thursday, November 30, 2017

By Nancy Bateman, Registrar Since 2012, the Museum’s Summer Block Party has focused on the construction of a large showpiece in the Museum’s Great Hall. From the BEACH to this past summer’s Hive, these feats of engineering and imagination have showcased the designs of prominent...

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Making Room micro unit

Interview with Lisa Blecker of Resource Furniture

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Museum partnered with Resource Furniture, Clei, and architect Pierluigi Colombo to present The Open House, a fully rendered 1,000-square-foot home installed directly in the Making Room exhibition galleries. The Open House will allow visitors to experience how smart, flexible, and efficient design can make...

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Museum Shop Holiday Gift Guide

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The National Building Museum’s award-winning Museum Shop features a wide selection of gifts inspired by architecture and classic design from around the world. From home design elements and jewelry to building kits and books, you’ll find gifts that combine function and beauty for every person...

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