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The National Mall: A Panel Discussion

Friday, January 30, 2015, 7 - 9pm

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A number of significant projects are underway on or near the National Mall - "America's Front Lawn." CLOG's fifth issue, CLOG : National Mall was an introduction to the history of the Mall, the intense design reviews, the act of memorializing, and some controversial proposed projects. Two years later we are revisiting the issue, showcasing several established firms currently working on or near the Mall. These firms will be discussing the challenges and opportunities of intervening in the design of a space that - perhaps more than any other - reflects what the nation was, is, and wants to be - the National Mall.

Welcome by Stephen Rustow, Museoplan

Rob Rogers, Rogers Partners Architects + Urban Designers 
Chris McVoy, Steven Holl Architects 
Thomas Wong, Ennead Architects 
Marion Weiss, Weiss / Manfredi Architecture / Landscape / Urbanism 
Ziad Shehab, Bjarke Ingels Group 

Moderated by Kyle May, CLOG

Co-presented by CLOG Journal and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

Free and open to the public  |  RSVP here

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.