National Building Museum

Historic Preservation at the National Building Museum

Thursday, December 10, 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Great Hall floor reconstruction work

Take a history lesson and learn how preservation guided the transformation of the former Pension Building into the National Building Museum. It hasn't been easy: from roof replacement, to restoration of the massive interior columns, to the recently completed replacement of the Great Hall's floor, historic preservation experts have made sure that the Museum's iconic building will continue into the future. Emily Hotaling Eig, EHT TRACERIES, Lynn Scott Paden, CITADEL DCA, and others talk about the history of the Museum’s building, the range of preservation efforts over the years, and the latest work to secure its structural integrity. The program is moderated by John Sprinkle, adjunct associate professor, School of Architecture, planning, and preservation, University of Maryland. 

UPDATE: View the program on our website.

This program is presented as part of the National Building Museum's 40th Birthday weeklong celebration.

This program will be live streamed via Zoom Webinar. Register here. 

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This program is presented free of charge. In lieu of a program fee, we ask for your support of the National Building Museum. Your donation to the Annual Fund will enable the Museum to adapt to these changing times and plan for our reopening. Thank you!

Turner provided electrical support for the project.

On the occasion of our 40th Anniversary, we would like to recognize our generous supporters.

AARP, The Rona and Jeffrey Abramson Foundation, The American Institute of Architects, American Society of Interior Designers, American Society of Landscape Architects, Arup, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, Bohler Engineering, Brookfield Properties, Celeste Brown, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, CBRE, Inc., Clark Construction Group, LLC, George S. Corey & Cynthia Krus, CoStar Group, Inc., David M. Schwarz Architects Charitable Foundation, DAVIS Construction, James and Shannon Davis, Todd C. DeGarmo, DPR Construction, Louisa Duemling, Michael and Pamela Feigin, Gensler, T. Michael Goodrich, Harvey | Harvey - Cleary, HDR, Inc., Alexandra Huffman, International Masonry Institute, International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust, JBG Smith, LafargeHolcim, Rafael V. Lopez and Linda I. Marks, Stephen M. Lovett, Milton and Dorothy Sarnoff Raymond Foundation, Morgan Stanley Group Inc., ODA Architecture, Perkins and Will, Procore, Whayne and Ursula Quin, The Reinsch Pierce Family Foundation by Lola C. Reinsch, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, LLP, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, STUDIOS Architecture, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Todd, The Tower Companies, WSP, ZGF.

Photo: Museum Staff

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