The Museum remains open with regular hours during the government shutdown.
Federal employees receive free admission by showing their federal badges at the admissions desk.




Interview with Amber N. Wiley

Monday, March 12, 2018

Amber N. Wiley, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of American Studies and associate director of the Intergroup Relations program at Skidmore College. Her research is centered on the social aspects of design—architecture as a literal and figurative structure of power. She focuses on the ways...

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DC Architecture Built By Pioneering Women

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Celebrate Women’s History Month with three of D.C.’s most complex, large-scale projects—The Wharf, St. Elizabeths East Campus, and McMillan. Hilary Bertsch (Perkins Eastman), Maria Casarella (Cunningham Quill), and Emily Hotaling Eig (EHT Traceries, Inc.) join the Museum on March 28 to discuss these projects’ inspirations,...

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Interview with Blank Space’s Matthew Hoffman

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Five years ago architect Matthew Hoffman co-founded Blank Space, an online architecture platform. From that came the Fairy Tales competition, an annual challenge focused on portraying architecture in a social light. While the winners of 2018’s Fairy Tales won’t be announced until March 29, we...

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SBP to Receive 2018 Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Turner Construction Company and the National Building Museum to present Prize and $25,000 honorarium to SBP, a disaster resilience and recovery organization, at Turner Innovation Summit on March 5 Turner Construction Company and the National Building Museum are pleased to announce that New Orleans-based disaster...

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