National Building Museum

The Architecture of Harry Weese

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American architect Harry Weese (1915–1998) combined a modernist’s aesthetic with a humanist’s sensitivity in small- and large-scale building projects.  Robert Bruegmann, historian and author of The Architecture of Harry Weese (Norton),and Roger Lewis, The Washington Post's "Shaping the City" columnist, explore the life of Weese, focusing on his local work that includes the Washington, D.C. Metro system, Arena Stage, and his role in selecting Maya Lin’s winning design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. A book-signing follows. This lecture complements the exhibition Washington: Symbol and City, which is open prior to the lecture.  1.5 LU (AIA)

Dupont Circle Metro.  Image courtesy WMATA

$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

The Museum's award-winning Shop is open for one hour prior to the start of the program, and afterwards for the book-signing. Firehook Cafe is also open for one hour prior to the start of the program, offering sandwiches, soft drinks, tea and coffee and sweet treats. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.


Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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