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National Building Museum Gala

On Wednesday, May 29, the National Building Museum held its 2019 gala recognizing JBG SMITH and Washington Housing Initiative for their inspired vision and profound commitment to our local communities. The evening is emceed by NPR’s Joshua Johnson.

As the Museum marks its 33rd presentation of the Honor Award, we are delighted to formally acknowledge these outstanding honorees who are helping re-imagine the future with transformative development and important investments in our communities.

Each year the gala brings together a broad spectrum of leaders in the building industry as well as cultural, corporate, and political leaders from around the world. It is the singular opportunity in our nation’s capital to socialize with key developers, architects, lenders, investors, engineers, and brokers in the Washington business community. The evening includes a garden party reception, seated dinner and award program, and an after party with live music. Garden Party attire encouraged.

About the Honorees

With a legacy of over 50 years that continues today, JBG SMITH has had a significant and positive impact on the Washington region’s built environment. Through its creativity, scale, and commitment to quality design, JBG SMITH is able to shape engaging places of enduring value and is a catalyst for innovative and engaging development, transforming the communities of our nation’s capital into better and more inspiring places.

Washington Housing Initiative
Launched in 2018 by the Federal City Council and JBG SMITH, the Washington Housing Initiative is a transformational, market-driven approach that is bringing together private and philanthropic capital to preserve and create affordable workforce housing throughout metropolitan Washington. The Washington Housing Initiative seeks to maintain affordability, prevent displacement, and share the benefits of economic growth in rapidly changing communities so that our region remains inclusive, vibrant and growing. The Washington Housing Initiative is an innovative approach to an important societal issue that will have a profound impact in each community that it touches.

Leadership Circle Sponsors

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James and Sharon Todd

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Colonial Parking
Belfast Valley Contractors
Bohler DC
Harvey-Cleary Builders

The Associated General Contractors of America
Balfour Beatty
Bank of America
Bernstein Management Corporation
Berkel & Company Contractors, Inc.
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS
Bowman Consulting Group Ltd
CBG Building Company LLC
Cushman & Wakefield
Eric Colbert + Associates, PC
Freestate Electric
FXCollaborative Architects LLP
Greenstein DeLorme & Luchs, P.C.
HKS, Street Sense, Land Design
Hogen Lovells US LLP
Hord Coplan Macht
L.F. Jennings, Inc
Madison Marquette
Miller & Long Co., Inc.
Monumental Sports
Morgan Stanley
MRP Realty
Newmark Knight Frank
rand* construction corporation and Clear Real Estate Services
Whayne and Ursula Quin
Telligent Masonry, LLC
Thornton Tomasetti and Langan
Toole Katz & Roemersma, LLP
Torti Gallas + Partners
Venable LLP
VIKA and Gorove/Slade Associates
Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh
Williams & Connolly LLP
Willis Towers Watson
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

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