National Building Museum Gala
Last night we went to the National Building Museum for its annual gala, the biggest one yet!
Guests walked the green carpet lined with white flowers into a tented garden party complete with a pink fence, hanging floral motifs, trees, and pink, purple, green and blue lounge furniture. We snapped The American Institute of Architects’ Milan Jordan, Erin Murphy, Ann Dorough, Marta Zaniewski and Ming Hu.
Bacon-wrapped scallops, beef-and-arugula crostini and heirloom tomato tartlettes were passed as guests listened to live garden music. Pictured are SmithGroupJJR’s David Varner, Merrill St. Leger, Sven Shockey and Rennie Grant.
The night recognized individuals and organizations that have made important contributions to the nation’s building heritage. After the cocktail reception, guests sat for a three-course plated dinner with spring avocado salad, quinoa-crusted rockfish and assorted chocolate bark. Here, National Building Museum’s Susan Breitkopf, Betsy May-Salazar, Jamee Telford and Gabriela Guerra.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering Services’ Tom Bartlett and his wife, Sue, are with colleagues Leslie Gartner and his wife, Heather.
Shalom Baranes Associates’ Ari Blumenthal is with ARUP’s Ray Grill, Chris Taylor and Chloe Hiyu.
Women wore beautiful, ornate hats perfect for the garden party. Integral Group’s Steve Wohlschlegel and Tom Simpson flank Walter P. Moore’s Blair Hanuschak (third from left) and HKS’s Amber Wirth, Greg Luongo and Shannon Kraus.
Williams & Connolly LLP’s David Baumgarten, Eric Hamilton and Nick Boyle are with CoStar’s Jaye Campbell.
Eyrus’ Rusty Meadows, Interior Architects’ Holly Briggs, Parker Rodriguez’s Dennis Carmichael and Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Sally Wilson.