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The Economic and Social Power of Walkable Cities

08:00 - 5 December, 2016
The Economic and Social Power of Walkable Cities, New York, USA. Image © Flickr User: Jeffrey Zeldman. Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
New York, USA. Image © Flickr User: Jeffrey Zeldman. Licence CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Over the last few years, the way Americans move around has changed remarkably, especially among young people. Previously the automobile was people’s preferred, if not the only, option. Now they are choosing to walk, bike, or use public transport according to recent studies.

This difference in preferred transportation methods has generated many benefits not only for residents but also for cities, in both economic and social terms. 

LMN Architects Reveal Expansion Design for the Seattle Asian Art Museum

14:15 - 11 November, 2016
LMN Architects Reveal Expansion Design for the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Courtesy of LMN Architects
Courtesy of LMN Architects

The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has unveiled initial designs by 2016 AIA Architecture Firm of the Year LMN Architects for the upcoming renovation and expansion of the Asian Art Museum. The plans comprise an expansion containing a 2650 square foot art gallery and event space, as well as preserving the museum’s historic Art Deco façade and bringing the museum to modern standards of climate control, fire safety and seismic system upgrades. The historic building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in July 2016.

Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects Courtesy of LMN Architects + 6

New Map Celebrates Washington D.C's Brutalist Architecture

08:00 - 14 October, 2016
New Map Celebrates Washington D.C's Brutalist Architecture, © Deane Madsen
© Deane Madsen

City Guide publisher Blue Crow Media and Deane Madsen, Associate Editor of Design at Architect Magazine, have collaborated to produce the Brutalist Washington Map, which features 40 examples of Brutalist architecture in Washington, D.C. This is Blue Crowe's fourth architectural guide map, following their Brutalist London Map, Art Deco London Map, and Constructivist Moscow Map. One can only expect further releases on the horizon.

© Deane Madsen © Deane Madsen © Deane Madsen © Deane Madsen + 13

Metropole 708 / Robert M. Gurney

16:00 - 8 September, 2016
 Metropole 708 / Robert M. Gurney, © Anice Hoachlander
© Anice Hoachlander

© Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander © Anice Hoachlander + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, DC, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Brian Tuskey; Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
  • Area

    2500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture / Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup

06:30 - 30 August, 2016
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture / Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup, © Darren Bradley
© Darren Bradley

© Darren Bradley © Darren Bradley © Darren Bradley © Darren Bradley + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Washington, DC, United States
  • Design Team

    David Adjaye, Philip Freelon, J. Max Bond / SmithGroup JJR
  • Client

    Smithsonian Institution
  • Area

    420000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

James Corner Field Operations' ICEBERGS Brings the Chill to the National Building Museum

12:20 - 11 July, 2016
James Corner Field Operations' ICEBERGS Brings the Chill to the National Building Museum, © ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck.
© ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck.

This year’s installment of the National Building Museum’s Summer Block Party Series, James Corner Field Operations’ ICEBERGS, is now open to the public. On display until September 5th, ICEBERGS takes the form of a shimmering, underwater world of glacial ice fields located in the museum’s expansive Great Hall to provide the public with an escape from the hot Washington, D.C. summer.

© ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck. © ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck. © ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck. © ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, by James Corner Field Operations. Photo by Timothy Schenck. + 14

Watch as James Corner Field Operation's "Icebergs" Comes Together at the National Building Museum

12:00 - 8 July, 2016

Building on the popularity of Snarkitecture's popular BEACH last year and BIG's massive Labyrinth in 2014, the National Building Museum's 2016 Summer Block Party installation has returned this year with "ICEBERGS," designed by James Corner Field Operations. ICEBERGS is an interactive underwater environment of glacial ice spanning the museum's Great Hall, and invites in the public to escape the hot Washington D.C. summer by exploring climbable bergs, ice chutes, caves, grottos and more.

Take a look at this time lapse video to see how the project came together.

Grassroots Leadership Conference

19:25 - 6 July, 2016
Grassroots Leadership Conference, AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference
AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference

For more than 30 years the AIAS has been preparing future leaders in architecture through our AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference.

ICEBERGS Construction Tour

15:06 - 29 June, 2016
ICEBERGS Construction Tour

How do you build an ocean and field of icebergs within the Museum's Great Hall? Cathy Frankel, vice president for exhibitions and collections, and Christopher Maclay, master carpenter, lead a tour of the ICEBERGS installation to reveal how we took a concept and made it a reality.

Spotlight on Design – National Building Museum

12:15 - 20 June, 2016
Spotlight on Design – National Building Museum

Meet the mind behind this summer’s ICEBERGS installation. Landscape architecture and urban design firm James Corner Field Operations believes that a vibrant and dynamic public realm is informed by the interactive ecology between people and nature. Founder and director James Corner presents the firm’s recent work, and recounts how they conceived of an enormous glacial seascape in the Great Hall.

ICEBERGS

15:00 - 15 June, 2016
ICEBERGS

The National Building Museum offers a new, one-of-a-kind destination with ICEBERGS, designed by James Corner Field Operations. Representing a beautiful underwater world of glacial ice spanning the Museum’s enormous Great Hall, the immersive installation features climbable bergs, “ice” chutes, caves and grottoes to explore, and much more.

Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture

17:00 - 13 April, 2016
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School / Studio Twenty Seven Architecture, © Hoachlander Davis Photography
© Hoachlander Davis Photography

© Hoachlander Davis Photography © Hoachlander Davis Photography © Hoachlander Davis Photography © Hoachlander Davis Photography + 19

Frank Gehry and Paul Goldberger in Conversation

18:00 - 2 April, 2016
Frank Gehry and Paul Goldberger in Conversation , Frank Gehry, photo by Alexandra Cabri
Frank Gehry, photo by Alexandra Cabri

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, in collaboration with the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE), will host a public panel discussion about the life and work of architect Frank Gehry. Mr. Gehry will join Paul Goldberger, architecture critic and author of Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry, in conversation with moderator Harry Cooper, curator and head of modern art at the National Gallery of Art.

Film: Jens Jensen The Living Green

19:13 - 15 March, 2016
Film: Jens Jensen The Living Green

In the documentary Jens Jensen The Living Green, filmmaker Carey Lundin explores the innovative ideas of Jens Jensen to make the modern city livable for all. Jensen was a pioneering conservationist, creator of the Prairie Style in landscape architecture, and considered “dean of landscape architects.” Following the screening, Lundin discusses Jensen's activism and relevance today. 1.5 LU (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH (ASLA)

Educator Workshop: Capturing the Art in Landscape Architecture

17:38 - 10 March, 2016
Educator Workshop: Capturing the Art in Landscape Architecture, Teachers construct model buildings featuring sustainable components. Photo by Kevin Allen
Teachers construct model buildings featuring sustainable components. Photo by Kevin Allen

Investigate the relationship between landscape architecture and visual arts and explore how to use landscape architecture to teach interdisciplinary lessons. Discover the work of landscape architecture firm Oehme, van Sweden & Associates in the exhibition The New American Garden, visit a nearby site designed by the firm, and create a photographic artwork of your own.

National Building Museum Talk: Luminous Landscapes - Photographs by Alan Ward

17:33 - 10 March, 2016
National Building Museum Talk: Luminous Landscapes - Photographs by Alan Ward, This black-and-white photograph, Sunrise over East Lawn taken at the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana emphasizes the design of the landscape using light, tone, and contrast. Photo by Alan Ward
This black-and-white photograph, Sunrise over East Lawn taken at the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana emphasizes the design of the landscape using light, tone, and contrast. Photo by Alan Ward

Alan Ward, FASLA, masterfully uses the photographic process to see and interpret the essence of designed landscapes. In this program, he describes his process for capturing space, texture, bright light, and dappled shade in mostly black-and-white images, challenging us to see landscapes with new eyes. This talk complements the exhibition Luminous Landscapes: Photographs by Alan Ward, which will be open to attendees prior to the program. 1.5 LU (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH (LA CES)

National Building Museum Talk: Re-Ball!

17:19 - 10 March, 2016
National Building Museum Talk: Re-Ball!

Re-Ball! is an open design competition to turn 650,000, 3-inch, white, translucent plastic balls into a site-specific installation in the Dupont Underground’s 14,000-square-foot east platform. The balls were previously part of the National Building Museum’s blockbuster summer destination The BEACH. Be the first to see the winning design team's concept before Re-Ball! opens to the public in May. For more information, visit go.nbm.org/reball. 1.5 LU (AIA)

Event: Built By Women DC

13:29 - 7 March, 2016
Event: Built By Women DC, © Cunningham | Quill Architects
© Cunningham | Quill Architects

Built by Women D.C. (BxW DC) is a crowd-sourced competition organized by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) to recognize and support the diverse women working in design and construction. This weekend, view the winners that are on display in the Great Hall. On Saturday, attend tours of projects selected as outstanding that will be included in the BWAF’s BxW archive. For more details and to register for the tours, visit go.nbm.org/BxWDC.