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Newseum redevelopment pursued by Johns Hopkins University promises more natural light

The university has filed early designs for the project with federal officials

Check out early photos of the ‘Lawn’ exhibit at the National Building Museum, opening July 4

The exhibit runs through September 2 and features audio stories by famous people

Amazon HQ2 community meeting planned in Arlington

County commissioners will start reviewing the HQ2 development plans in mid-July

Track the construction of ‘Lawn,’ the National Building Museum’s upcoming summer exhibit

The museum has a camera showing the progress leading to the July 4 debut

Planning commissioners warn against ‘over-programming’ Georgetown C&O Canal overhaul

The National Capital Planning Commission recently opined on the project

Watch the U.S. women’s soccer team play Sweden from the Apple Carnegie Library lawn

The game will be broadcast on large outdoor screens June 20

Plans for Hirshhorn Museum sculpture garden redesign receive key approvals

A public meeting on the project is expected in September

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s dinosaur hall to reopen Saturday

A new exhibit, "Deep Time," follows a $110 million renovation that took five years

Public meeting on $20M Lamond-Riggs Library redevelopment set for June 12

Library officials will discuss initial design concepts and other project details

Southwest Library to close for $18M redevelopment June 1

Say goodbye to the current, decades-old building

Midcentury modern homes to be featured in 19th annual Brookland House and Garden Tour

The tour is set for the afternoon of June 2

National Arboretum bridge and trail project public meetings scheduled for May 21 and 22

A new pedestrian and cyclist bridge would fill a gap in access between the Arboretum and the Anacostia Waterfront

Apple’s new D.C. store is a temple to commerce housed in an ‘excellent example of neoclassicism’

The historic Carnegie Library has been radically transformed into a glossy flagship for the tech company, with creative ambitions to boot

Amazon unveils plans for the first phase of its Crystal City headquarters

The tech giant and developer JBG Smith want to build two 22-story office towers at the Metropolitan Park site

National Building Museum gifted upwards of 3K miniature buildings

Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, the Washington Monument, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa are in the collection

‘Lawn,’ the National Building Museum’s latest summer exhibit, will sprout up this July

Coming to a museum near you, with activities: ‘A vast, sloping green space built on a scaffolding superstructure’

Over 50 D.C. embassies will be open to the public Saturday

The annual Around the World Embassy Tour is taking place for six hours

Renovated MLK Library to feature artwork by D.C. public school teacher on large glass walls

The walls will display protest buttons and King-related items as individual dots that form a bigger image

Two D.C. public libraries win prestigious architecture awards

The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects recognizes the West End and Cleveland Park libraries

Washington Monument to reopen to visitors in August, National Park Service says

The discovery of "possibly contaminated soil" is pushing back the site’s reopening by several months

See the latest designs for the Georgetown C&O Canal refresh

James Corner Field Operations project entails canal’s historic structures, improved access, and mule yard

In NoMa, another train underpass lights up as public art

"Lightweave" debuts next week as part of broader public space efforts in the booming neighborhood

Animal-focused exhibit at National Building Museum promises ‘cabinet of curiosities’

The exhibit features more than 125 architectural objects depicting animals and opens on April 20

D.C. court green-lights Union Market project featuring ‘DeafSpace’ design principles

With lawsuit rejected, major joint development by Gallaudet University and JBG Smith is set to advance


At hip-hop architecture camp, D.C. youth make music video on gentrification, diversity in field

‘I grew up in a place being gentrified / Raised in Chocolate City / Rehabilitized’

Walking tour of Bloomingdale to highlight history of segregation in D.C.

The tour will proceed along First Street NW and is scheduled for April 14

Hirshhorn Museum plans redesigned sculpture garden to include space for events

The museum describes the project as a "front door" to the National Mall

Judiciary Square could become a D.C. historic district under new proposal

"Th[e] diverse building types and styles reflect layers of development that began in the early 19th century"

‘DeafSpace’ design principles take shape in the D.C. area

A talk in NoMa earlier this week highlighted pioneering projects that promote visual communication

D.C. designates Georgetown ‘Exorcist’ steps and adjacent car barn building as historic landmark

The Historic Preservation Review Board approved the nomination of the site last week

Newseum building to be sold to Johns Hopkins University in $372M deal

The school will consolidate its D.C. real estate at the Pennsylvania Avenue site and the museum will move

Developer resumes work on Franklin School project after agreeing to reinstall historic fabric it damaged

In 2018, workers removed legally protected materials from the building, which is being turned into a museum

Developer to break ground on Fannie Mae HQ redevelopment in Northwest on Saturday

The 10-acre site will be transformed into a mixed-use project called "City Ridge"

How form and function helped make BWI the D.C. area’s busiest airport

"It’s the airport that gets the job done without being flashy"

Two-bedroom condo in converted 1891 church building in Capitol Hill asks $729K

The light-filled home is near Eastern Market and Barracks Row.

Five design facts about D.C.’s new Entertainment and Sports Arena

The multipurpose facility débuts in Southeast on Sept. 22

Pop-up design library opens in Union Market

Called "Resource," the space will remain open through Nov. 18

D.C. forces work to halt on historic Franklin School redevelopment after alleged damage

Officials and preservationists visited the site last week to assess the situation

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