Monday, May 21, 2012

The Quirks of the L'Enfant Plan

The Quirks of the L'Enfant Plan Thursday, May 24, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Panelists explore the history of Pierre L’Enfant’s plan for Washington, D.C. and how the plan influences the look and feel of the city today. The panelists will examine some of L’Enfant’s unrealized concepts, such as the idea to have states adopt squares across the city. This program complements the exhibition Unbuilt Washington, which will be open for viewing before the lecture.The exhibition closes on May 28. Panelists include: •Scott W. Berg, author of Grand Avenues: The Story of Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the French Visionary Who Designed Washington, D.C. •G. Martin Moeller, Jr., senior vice president and curator, National Building Museum (moderator) •Jeff Speck, Speck & Associates, LLC •Whayne Quin, partner, Holland and Knight 1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 LA CES (ASLA) Register now. ______________________________________________ Mark your calendar... Thursday, May 31 A Conversation with the National Mall Design Competition Winners Thursday, June 14 Building in the 21st Century: Designing a Resilient Community Subscribe to the Museum's e-news. Visit 401 F Street NW Washington, D.C. 202.272.2448 Metro Red line:Judiciary Square Yellow & Green lines: Gallery Pl.-Chinatown 4 blocks from the National Mall Hours Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm