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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


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 […]

Green Scene

Green Scene - When plans were finalized to expand Powell Elementary School in DC’s Petworth neighborhood, the Twin Oaks Community Garden located on-site needed a new home. Tapped to solve the […]

Modern Outpost

Modern Outpost - Nestled against a bluff overlooking the Occoquan River in Lorton, Virginia, the Jean R. Packard Occoquan Center unites expanses of wood and glass in a bold, modern structure. […]

Full Circle

Full Circle - Unveiled on Veterans Day 2020, the National Native American Veterans Memorial is an oasis of calm two blocks away from the Capitol. Flanked by wetlands and a […]

Enduring Legacy

Enduring Legacy - Born into bondage on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Harriet Tubman escaped to freedom in 1849 via the Underground Railroad, returning to the region again and again to guide others […]

Slice of History

Slice of History - The long-awaited Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is now open to visitors. This newest addition to DC’s monument landscape creates a park-like, four-acre plaza amidst the unprepossessing bureaucratic […]

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