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National premiere on public television: April 2014.

Cool Spaces! Video Chat: The Building Museum’s BIG Maze

The first in an occasional series of casual conversations about things architectural: Stephen was recently in Washington, D.C., and stopped by the National Building Museum to talk to Director of Communications Brett Rogers about the NBM’s BIG Maze — open until Sept. 1,...
Posted On 15 Jul 2014

Public Space: A Canvas for the Masses

While many cities’ public spaces may not leave the most memorable impressions, art commissioning can play an important role in transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, as the following current and upcoming exhibitions demonstrate. Thanks to a new public art installation,...

Tunneling Beneath the Nation’s Capital

The Washington, D.C. subway system — designed by architect Harry Weese and the recipient of the 2014 AIA Twenty-five Year Award — is a well-loved public transit system. How did the tunnel’s that connect the Metro’s celebrated concrete-vault station get built? Watch...
Posted On 20 Jun 2014
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Reopened to the Public: The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument, one of the nation’s most iconic landmarks, has officially been reopened to the public after repairs were completed to restore its structural integrity following a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that damaged it more than three years ago. Designed by architect...

Event: Architecture Week 2014 in D.C.

If you’ll be in the nation’s capital between April 21 and May 1, check out what’s going on for Architecture Week 2014. Now in its 16th year, Architecture Week celebrates architecture in the nation’s capital. Daily public events will shine a spotlight on...
Posted On 19 Apr 2014
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This Is (the New) NPR

After nearly two decades at one location, National Public Radio’s (NPR) headquarters in Washington, D.C., received a much-needed move and workspace upgrade last spring. The new space, designed by Hickok Cole Architects, included a new seven-story building next to an existing...