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D.C.’s Midcentury Master: Chloethiel Woodard Smith and the Livable City

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free – $10

Learn about Chloethiel Woodard Smith, FAIA (1910–1992), an American modernist architect and urban planner whose career was centered in Washington, D.C. She was the sixth woman inaugurated into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, and at the peak of her practice led the country’s largest woman-owned architecture firm. Neil Flanagan, architectural designer and writer, Peter Sefton, independent architectural historian, and Catherine Zipf, architectural historian and author, discuss the career and legacy of Smith, whose work in the District includes Harbour Square, Capitol Park Apartments and Townhouses, and a study of new uses for the Pension Building, now the National Building Museum. The program is moderated by Susan Piedmont-Palladino, director, Washington Alexandria Architecture Center and consulting curator, National Building Museum.

Begin your introduction to Chloethiel Woodard Smith by attending Washington Walks Women’s History Month 2021 Virtual Experiences, which features a virtual tour of some of her projects in Washington, D.C., in a program that airs at 12:30 pm on this day.

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March 17
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $10
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National Building Museum
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