Venue Details

15 Star Starred
National Building Museum
Between 4th and 5th Streets 401 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001
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Reviews & Ratings

"Overdrive" Programming: "Spotlight on Design"
4 ratings
4.5 average rating
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awwoodward Red Velvet
43 events
14 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 15 2014

besides discussion on design, speaker added psychology of clients and evolving social and economics challenges with class privilege in LA design.

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28 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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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.