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Center Stage

A performing arts venue debuts in Tysons

Set in Stone

An acclaimed art installation finds new life on the campus of American University

Pages of History

A monumental book tower pays homage to Abraham Lincoln

On the Waterfront

A sleek Pendry hotel takes shape overlooking the Potomac River

Modern Outpost

A destination in Occoquan State Park celebrates the area’s rich history


Reading Rainbow

The Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library was conceived with community in mind. Named for the former Maryland House Speaker (2003-2019), the new, 32,400-square-foot building is a hub for Anne Arundel […]

Higher Learning

Amid much fanfare on October 19th, the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center debuted in the heart of DC. The 435,000-square-foot, multi-disciplinary hub houses the newly launched School of Government and […]

New Chapter

DC’s National Museum of Women in the Arts reopened on October 21 after a two-year, $70 million renovation that dramatically updated the 1908 building while respecting its architectural legacy. The […]

Center Stage

A walkable urban hub is taking shape in busy, car-centric Tysons, Virginia. Capital One Center, home to the bank’s global headquarters, is a 24.5-acre, mixed-use redevelopment anchored by shops, restaurants, […]

Set in Stone

Elyn Zimmerman’s monumental stone sculpture Marabar graced National Geographic’s DC campus from 1984 until 2023, when it found a new home—and a new name—at American University. The saga began in […]

Feathered Nest

The National Zoo’s Bird House has reopened after a six-year renovation. In its new iteration, three immersive aviaries house more than 170 birds representing 56 species; another 16 species inhabit […]

Pages of History

At the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership—across the street from the infamous spot where Abraham Lincoln was shot—a 34-foot-tall tower of books commands its own stage. The installation, […]

On the Waterfront

The Wharf, Southwest DC’s popular and picturesque destination on the Potomac, recently welcomed a new addition: Pendry Washington DC—The Wharf. The 131-room waterfront hotel is part of a 385,000-square-foot, mixed-use […]

Warm Welcome

Marriott’s international headquarters and adjacent flagship hotel are the latest additions to the changing Bethesda cityscape, anchoring—and energizing—the Woodmont Triangle neighborhood. Designed in sleek style by Gensler, the buildings are […]

Wall of Wood

Craftsmanship, creativity and sustainability meet in The Wilson, a recent high-rise addition to Bethesda’s cityscape. Designed by Shalom Baranes Associates, the 23-story office building at 7272 Wisconsin Avenue showcases a […]

Mission Statement

The Royal Norwegian Embassy and Chancery in Washington claims an enviable perch between the Vice President’s residence and the National Cathedral—and a recent transformation secures its place in this rarified […]

Fresh Field

Washington National Cathedral, the neo-Gothic DC landmark conceived more than a century ago at soaring, monumental scale, withstood a major earthquake in 2011 that badly compromised its structural integrity. Plans […]

Urban Renewal

The goal of revitalizing a rundown East Baltimore neighborhood drove the restoration of the abandoned A. Hoen & Co. Lithograph building, once an anchor of the community. The 1900 property, […]

Modern History

Tasked with designing the Park Kennedy in Hill East near RFK Stadium, GTM Architects’ Rosana Torres and Susan Mentus looked to neighboring Capitol Hill’s charming historic row houses for inspiration. […]

Bold Aerie

Located a stone’s throw from the White House, Metropolitan Square appears as a stately Beaux Arts structure, a visual complement to its illustrious neighbor. Yet behind the venerable façade lies […]

Urban Renewal

Spanning a block of Cathedral Street, the Enoch Pratt Free Library system’s Central Library has been a Baltimore landmark since its 1933 debut. A recent revitalization by the New York […]

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