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Claude Engle to Discuss Metro Lighting Project, Aug. 18

Join Docomomo DC and Claude Engle for a talk on the DC Metro Lighting Renovation Project Presenters: Claude Engle, Lighting Designer & Zach Schrag, Professor of History, George Mason University Lighting designer Claude Engle will present his ongoing project to renovate the lighting in the Washington, DC area's Metro stations. The new lighting approach implements the original design intent with today’s technology, allowing the stations to fully realize Harry Weese and William Lam’s design for the first time. The new brighter, more evenly lit stations highlight the unique brutalist architecture of the stations. Claude will be joined by historian Zach Schrag, author of The Great Society Subway:

Docomomo DC Update from Hirshhorn Section 106 May Meeting

Docomomo DC continues to participate in the Smithsonian Institution (SI) Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Section 106 review process for the planned envelope repair and garden redesign projects. In March, SI and consulting parties executed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the envelope repair project. Docomomo US and Docomomo DC participated in drafting the MOA, and we are pleased with the mitigation measures outlined in the MOA that include HABS/HALS recording of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; laser scanning of the façade prior to removing the pre-cast concrete panels; retention of two of the original precast panels; and SI’s commitment to public education opportunities






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