Lifelong Washingtonian and community advocate Theresa Howe Jones passed away last week at the age of 84. She leaves a legacy of meaningful work in the Anacostia neighborhood and in D.C. as a whole.
The Washington region is home to numerous examples of Brutalist architecture, like the Department of Health and Human Services’ Hubert H. Humphrey building. These bulky piles of concrete are derided by many. In the past few years, though, a growing number of people have begun to celebrate the style, like in a new map of Brutalist D.C., or a recent New York Times headline that proclaimed “Brutalism Is Back.” We explore the history of Brutalist architecture in the Washington region and consider whether the style is worth saving — let alone making a comeback.
- Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
- Deane Madsen Founder, Brutalist DC; Associate Editor of Design, Architect Magazine
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