National Building Museum

Our mission is to advance the quality of the built environment by educating people about its impact on their lives.

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment. We do this by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design. As one of the most family-friendly, awe-inspiring spots in Washington, D.C., we welcome visitors from around the world to our exhibitions, public programs, and festivals. Located just four blocks from the National Mall, the Museum occupies a magnificent building with a soaring Great Hall, colossal 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns, and a 1,200-foot terra cotta frieze.

Last year the architectural team of Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup was chosen to design the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to be located on the National Mall. NMAAHC Director Lonnie G. Bunch III shares the vision for the new building, followed by a discussion with David Adjaye, RIBA, and Philip Freelon, FAIA, LEED AP from the winning design team.  Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. 1.5 LU HSW (AIA)

401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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