Talk: WELL Building Standards™

Hear Randy W. Fiser, Hon. ASID, CEO, ASID and David Cordell, ASID, associate principal, Perkins + Will, discuss the growing interest in standards for building interiors that incorporate circadian lighting systems, wellness rooms, and other technologies in order to benefit the well-being of building occupants. The program is moderated by Clayton Apgar, director at Billy […]

Talk: Urban Vertical Factory

Nina Rappaport, publications director at the Yale School of Architecture and author of Vertical Urban Factory (Actar, 2016), shows how today’s urban manufacturing creates the potential for hybrid spaces that challenge existing urban land use policies. She presents ways to leverage design in building vertical factories. A book-signing follows the program. 1.0 LU (AIA) / […]

Spotlight on Design: SmithGroupJJR

Find out how SmithGroupJJR has had a significant impact on the Washington region and beyond in its 164-year history, especially now as it renews its focus on place-making and high-performance design. Vice presidents David Greenbaum, FAIA, Sven Shockey, AIA, and David Varner, FAIA, share the firm’s evolution and specific work, such as the Museum of […]

Talk: The Architecture of Healing

What do contemporary mental healthcare facilities have in common with the approaches of the past? Learn from Eric Kern, principal and senior project director at EYP, Samira Pasha, medical planner, and Marc Shaw, architect at Marc Shaw, Architect, LLC, as they discuss the incorporation of evidence-based design principals in the role of mental health treatment […]

Interschool Student Design Competition

The Interschool Student Design Competition (ISDC) convenes teams of students from the D.C. area’s six collegiate architecture programs: The Catholic University of America, Howard University, the University of the District of Columbia, the Virginia Tech Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, Morgan State University, and the University of Maryland. Teams participate in a day-long design challenge held in […]

Icebergs Opens at the Nat’l Building Museum

The National Building Museum opens yet another cool summer exhibit in the great hall—after last year’s Beach, this year we get to explore Icebergs.

Tons of Spring Design Events!

This is a huge season for design events—no sooner did I send out my newsletter yesterday than I got word of even more events than I listed in the e-blast. So here’s a review, with bonus events added in for those who already got the newsletter—plus my museum picks for the season. Mark your calendars […]

Summer = Mini Golf at the National Building Museum!

Finally! Summer’s here, our porches and decks are spring-cleaned and open for business, and the kids are restless. In our family, that means putt putt. LOTS of it. So the guys were over the moon last week when I took them down to play the mini links at the National Building Museum, which is in […]