Frank Gehry: Building Justice follows architect Frank Gehry’s investigation into prison design in the United States. Gehry, at the invitation of George Soros and his Open Society Foundation, forms two “master studios” of the top architecture students in the country, from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles and Yale School of Architecture. In collaboration with Susan Burton of the New Way of Life Reentry Project in Compton, California, Gehry and his students explore all aspects of prison design, witnessing how design flaws negatively affect those incarcerated.
Director: Ultan Guilfoyle
2018 / 70 min / USA / D.C. Premiere
This feature film will be screened in the Museum's Great Hall. Please note that the Great Hall theater will utilize wireless headsets. To check out your device, you will be required to leave a credit card or valid drivers license on file with a National Building Museum staff member.
This feature length film is followed by ChildSafe: Designed to Heal.
Directors: Isaiah Rendon and Leo Aguirre
2018 / 5 min / USA
ChildSafe is a nonprofit organization that helps restore dignity, hope, and trust to those children who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. In 2016, ChildSafe was in a building that was too small to sustain their growing support programs and an increase in staff. They enlisted the help of San Antonio architecture firm Overland Partners to build a new, state-of-the-art campus. This facility would allow the organization to incorporate multiple government agencies such as health professionals, state agencies, law enforcement, and legal teams under one roof. Inspired by ChildSafe’s unique mission, Overland embraced the opportunity to create a building that could serve as a catalyst for human transformation.
The Architecture & Design Film Festival: D.C. is presented by the National Building Museum with the Revada Foundation.
1.0 LU (AIA)
$12 Museum | $5 Student | $15 Non-member | $135 All Access
Get the All Access Pass which includes the opening night, reception, and auto-registration to all screenings.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Image Credit: Still from Frank Gehry: Building Justice directed by Ultan Guilfoyle, 2018.