Please join the UVA Clubs program
and the University of Virginia School of Architecture
for a reception and panel discussion
on the design, construction, and collections
of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
6:00 p.m. – Reception with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar
7:00 p.m. – Panel discussion
Courtney Spearman (ARC ’05, ’06), Design Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts
The Architect, Zena Howard (ARC ‘88)
Howard and her team won the Smithsonian’s International design competition creating a space that would blend with the National Mall and share the museum’s mission of educating visitors about the history and culture of African Americans.
The Landscape Architect, Rodrigo Abela (ARC ‘99, ‘00)
Abela worked to successfully incorporate the Smithsonian’s newest museum into the National Mall, the premiere civic and symbolic space of our nation for more than 200 years.