National Building Museum

Online Program: D.C.'s Midcentury Master: Chloethiel Woodard Smith and the Livable City

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Chloethiel Woodard Smith2Learn about Chloethiel Woodard Smith, FAIA (1910–1992), an American modernist architect and urban planner whose career was centered in Washington, D.C. She was the sixth woman inaugurated into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, and at the peak of her practice led the country's largest woman-owned architecture firm. Neil Flanagan, architectural designer and writer, Peter Sefton, independent architectural historian, and Catherine Zipf, architectural historian and author, discuss the career and legacy of Smith, whose work in the District includes Harbour Square, Capitol Park Apartments and Townhouses, and a study of new uses for the Pension Building, now the National Building Museum. The program is moderated by Susan Piedmont-Palladino, director, Washington Alexandria Architecture Center and consulting curator, National Building Museum. 

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The Museum's program will be live streamed via Zoom Webinar. Upon completion of your payment here, you will receive a confirmation with instructions on how to register for the Zoom event. 

closed captioning is available for this program

$5 Museum Member | Free Student | $10 Non-member

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This program is supported by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation. 




Image: Chloethiel Woodard Smith presenting a model of her Harbour Square project for Southwest Washington, D.C. Courtesy AIA/AAF Collection, Library of Congress.

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