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Spotlight on Design

An ongoing lecture series featuring architects and designers of distinction

Smart Growth

A series of noontime lectures exploring development strategies that preserve community character and protect the environment

DC Builds

An ongoing lecture series focusing on current architectural, planning, and public policy issues affecting Washington, D.C.

Building for the 21st Century

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Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete through January 29, 2006

Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community through January 8, 2006

Washington: Symbol & City long-term exhibition

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401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001 202.272.2448

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Dates & Events

New & Upcoming Exhibitions

The Fashion of Architecture: Constructing the Architecture of Fashion New York City

January 11-March 11, 2006 In this exhibition, visitors are encouraged to Investigate the contemporary relationship between fashion and architecture. Studies in the congruencies between these two dynamic disciplines will provide a framework for understanding current trends in visual culture. The Fashion of Architecture coincides with Fashion Week and showcases projects by Yeohlee Teng, Hussein Chalayan, Shigeru Ban, and Zaha Hadid. At the Center for Architecture. Call 212683-0023 or visit for more information.

Open: New Designs for Public Space Chicago

January 28-May 7, 2006 The idea of what public space in Chicago should be has continued to evolve from the city's earliest days, from the development of neighborhood streets and gardens to today's world-famous Millennium Park. This exhibition illustrates these changing concepts with more than 300 architectural renderings, photographs, and models that show how communal space has changed in the city. At the ArchiCenter. Call 312/922-3432 or visit for additional information.

The HOME House Project:

The Future of Affordable Housing


January 26-March 28, 2006 A multiyear traveling initiative created by the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The first component of the project was a national design competition and exhibition that showcased innovative solutions for sustainable low-to-moderate-income-family housing proposed by more than 440 contest entrants from around the world. At the Museum of Design Atlanta. Call 404/688-2467 or visit for more information.

Symmetry Los Angeles

January 26-May 7, 2006 In the world of space and time, symmetry derives its meaning from a center, a repetition of forms on mirroring sides of an axis. This exhibition features works by Los Angeles-based contemporary artists that use or relate to this concept. At the MAK Center for Art & Architecture L.A., at the Schindler House. Call 323/651-1510 or visit

Ongoing Exhibitions

The Initiated Eye: Secrets, Symbols, Freemasonry, and the Architecture of Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.

Through December 31, 2005 An original exhibition focusing specifically on the significant contributions of Freemasons to the design and architecture of Washington, D.C. At the Octagon. Call 202/638-3221 or visit

Two Columbus Circle: Museum of Arts & Design and Allied Works Architecture New York City

Through December 31, 2005 The first public viewing of the design for Museum of Arts & Design. This exhibition traces the conceptual development of the design by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture and will include a detailed preview of the new facilities, which will anchor the southwestern corner of Central Park. At the Center for Architecture. Call 212/683-0023 or visit

Field Experiments in Art, Architecture, Landscape: Hombroich Spaceplacelab New York City

Through December 31, 2005 Fourteen renowned architects and artists from around the world are currently creating an experimental development called Hombroich Spaceplacelab, a unique and daring merger of art, architecture, and landscape near Cologne, Germany. Each designer is individually responsible for one of the project's 40-acre lots. Each lot must have a ratio of 90 percent landscape to 10 percent building. Models, drawings, plans, and photographs of the projects are on view at the Center for Architecture. Call 212/683-0023 or visit

Excavating Design: 18th-century Drawings and Prints New York City

Through January 8, 2006 Visitors can trace the origins of Western architectural design through drawings, prints, and sketches that evoke the majesty of the Roman ruins. In the Cooper-Hewitt's new 700-square-foot ground-floor gallery. For more information, call 212/849-8400 or visit

Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community Washington, D.C.

Through January 8, 2006 Scrapbooks, historic photographs, business ephemera, architectural artifacts, and other items convey the story of the local Jewish community as it grew along 7th Street into neighborhoods across the city. At the National Building Museum. Call 202/272-2448 or visit

1945 Creativity and Crisis: Architecture and Design of the World War II Era Chicago

Through January 8, 2006 Chicago architecture and design and their contributions to everyday life during the 1940s are subjects of this exhibition. Well-known architects and designers, such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, L. Morgan Yost, Bertrand Goldberg, Bruce Goff, Henry P. Glass, and Richard Ten Eyck, are featured in the exhibition. At the Art Institute of Chicago. Visit

Prairie Skyscraper: Frank Lloyd Wright's Price Tower Bartlesville, Okla.

Through January 15, 2006 An exhibition of approximately 108 drawings, models, photographs, documents, building components, and furnishings to mark the building's 50th anniversary. At the Price Tower Arts Center. For more information, call 918/336-4949 or visit

Renewing Wright Pittsburgh

Through January 15, 2006 This exhibition brings together two iconic buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright with, in each case, an associated project by a leading visionary architect of today. At the Heinz Architectural Center, Carnegie Museum of Art. Call 412/622-3131 or visit

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Manufactured Housing


Through January 15, 2006 Commissioned for this exhibition, the featured designs present creative solutions to fill the demand for affordable, high-quality housing. Eight nationally recognized architects and industrial designers—David Baker, Bryan Bell, Carol Brown, Teddy Cruz, Yolande Daniels, Doug Garofalo, David Khoury, and Ali Tayar—have contributed original models and drawings that consider innovation in the design, materials, and manufacturing techniques of low-cost, factory-built housing. At the Field Museum. For more information, call 312/922-9410 or visit

Designing the Taxi New York City

Through January 15, 2006 This exhibition presents new concepts for New York's most iconic mode of transportation, the taxicab, as it approaches its centennial in 2007. Included are design firms Pentagram, Antenna Design, Birsel + Seck, IDEO, Ken Smith Landscape Architect, TRUCK, Imagination, Hybrid Product Design, and Blue Marlin. At Parsons The New School for Design. Call 212/229-8919 or visit

Contemporary Chinese Architecture:

Part One


Through January 17, 2006 China is currently undergoing rapid building and development and is fast becoming a dominant force in the future of architecture. This first display, in a two-part series, depicts these processes through a collection of spontaneous photographic impressions. At the Royal Academy. For additional information, call 020/7300-5839 or visit

ReThink ReDesign ReCycle Chicago

Through January 31, 2006 The ongoing exhibition Competition: Public Process for Public Architecture Gallery will be updated with the display of more than 100 entries for the competition to design on-street recycling bins created by members of the City of Chicago and the AIA Chicago Young Architects Forum. In CAF's CitySpace. Call 312-942-3432 or visit

International Arts and Crafts Indianapolis

Through January 2006

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