Over the past two decades, the three Washington area chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Washington Architectural Foundation, and the National Building Museum have collaborated to organize the annual Interschool Design Competition. These competitions expose students to the various local architectural curriculums and the architectural profession.
Ph.D. candidate Kerry Li Fang has been awarded a U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Award from Universitas 21, a new program that enables doctoral candidates to develop innovative, international research collaborations within the U21 Network. In partnership with colleagues from Australia and China, Fang will examine the patters of industrial clusters across North America, Australia and Asia.
Many historians consider 1968 a turning point for the United States. Five years after the March on Washington and the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and four years after the passing of the Civil Rights Act, the country was in the throes of the Vietnam War when, in April, riots erupted nationwide in response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Of the 110 cities that endured riots, Washington, D.C., was hit especially hard, with the worst physical damage along 14th and 7th Streets, N.W. and H Street, N.E.