DC Libraries and the Need for Visual Literacy

Books are under attack.  In a world of Internet access and e-readers, the pages that live between tangible covers have never been more threatened.  So it’s more important than ever that our libraries offer more than shelves.  Like other good civic architecture, libraries must be fundamental pillars of society. Further, they must encourage knowledge and … Continue reading

When is a Model Worth a Million Pixels?

In this age of computer generated 3D renderings, most architecture firms have come to regard physical model making as an old-school, outdated tool – no longer worthy of a contemporary design process. We’re not talking about formal presentation models here, but rather the “working” models, usually white and made of foam core, that are such … Continue reading

In Memoriam

Dear Friends and Family – We are deeply saddened by the loss of long-time DMSAS colleague William “Bill” H. White, III. Bill passed away on Monday, September 24th and was laid to rest next to his mother in a private service in New Jersey on Friday, September 28th. For almost 15 years, Bill was an … Continue reading

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