Every summer, The National Building Museum in Washington D.C. hosts an open competition to outfit the museum’s great hall with an immersive installation, which aims to create an experience encapsulating themes of summer. For the 2019 season, LAB at Rockwell Group created ‘Lawn,’ a concept celebrating the many identities of a lawn as an iconic communal space. A vast installation of a large sloping green space was built within the National Building Museum’s Great Hall, conceived to unite strangers through collective quintessential memories and rituals of summer.
Timber City examined the benefits of timber construction by presenting information about engineered wood, focusing primarily on Cross Laminated Timber, a new building material recently introduced to the U.S. market. The exhibition aimed to educate the public and advocate for public policy change in the US for more timber over concrete and steel construction in our urban cores.
The National Building Museum’s exhibition PLAY.WORK.BUILD takes visitors through an investigation of the history of construction toys and block play, combining the museum’s unique architectural toy collection with the Rockwell Group’s Imagination Playground concept.