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April 2021

MUSCARELLE EXPLORATIONS | Reflecting Absence at the 9/11 Memorial

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Speaker: Michael Arad, Architect
Virtual, VA United States

In 2004, Michael Arad won the design competition for the World Trade Center memorial. Arad, a young Israeli-American architect, studied at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and lived in New York when the Towers fell. His design, entitled Reflecting Absence, was selected out of over 5,000 entries and is a powerful example of commemorative and healing architecture. In this talk, Arad will give insights into his process and the healing nature of memorials. Muscarelle Members, W&M Staff, Faculty, Students, Alumni: Free Non-Members: $10

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May 2021

SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE | The Architecture of Transportation in Washington D.C.

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual VA United States

Looking toward a growing National Capital, regional and Federal leaders came together in the second half of the 20th century to make major improvements in the local, national and international transportation systems serving the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Engaging accomplished designers and visionaries like Eero Saarinen for the creation of Dulles Airport, Harry Weese for the design of the Metro System, and César Pelli for a complete makeover of Reagan National Airport, the region was catapulted ahead of other American cities with an efficient and interconnected transportation system that used a wide and compelling modern vocabulary. This presentation will focus…

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