Venue Details

14 Star Starred
National Building Museum
Between 4th and 5th Streets 401 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
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"Overdrive" Programming: "Spotlight on Design"
4 ratings
4.5 average rating
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26 events
7 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 11 2014

A very good lecture by two mid-career architects building in places like Argentina, Shanghai, Italy and LA. They were informative, insightful, and very imaginative.

The only reason I didn't give this a 5 is that the lecture accompanied an...continued

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7 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 15 2014

Architect Marmol brilliantly portrayed the history and development of Modernism in LA...a perfect complement to the Overdrive exhibit at the National Building Museum.

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10 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Jan 15 2014

An interesting lecture series. This presentation was engaging and informative. Great museum. Great evening.

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Neil M. Denari

December 17, 2013

Architect Neil Denari has long-used the city of Los Angeles to explore the idea of “cultural ergonomics,” where forms “fit” our contemporary life.  

Marmol Radziner

January 15, 2014

Leo Marmol, FAIA, co-founding principal of L.A.-based Marmol Radziner, discusses the architecture studio’s non-traditional practice.  

Johnston Marklee

February 11, 2014

Sharon Johnston, AIA, and Mark Lee discuss their firm’s innovative buildings, which explore the relationship between design and building technologies.

About the Ticket Supplier: National Building Museum

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment. We do this by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design.