The Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) began celebrating Architecture Week on Friday and will continue the party for a full 20 days. You can join in the fun by attending one of the many great events planned, which will all honor the work of some of the country’s most visionary architects. And of course, you won’t want to miss the finale of the AIA D.C. celebration on September 30th which will be a sneak peak of the Jones Day law firm’s addition, located in the spectacular building designed by Pritzker-prize winner (2007) Sir Richard Rogers.
I still remember being in the 5th grade when we had our class egg drop competition. I spent days working on coming up with the most genius way to protect my baby, and ended up developing a ‘chic basket’ with a parachute. Unfortunately, my egg didn’t make it in the final round and I lost to my arch-enemy. Oh, the Middle School woes. But now, with The National Building Museum’s Egg Drop Family Workshop 2 I finally will have the opportunity for redemption.
Architect Paul S. Devrouax, JR., FAIA passed away earlier today of causes not yet known.
Devrouax was the founding principal of Devrouax and Purnell Architects, a DC-based architecture firm that was established in 1978 and was the creative genius behind well-known city projects such as Nationals Park, the Convention Center, and the City Museum.