U.S. Institute of Peace settles into new precast concrete home in D.C.

10/27/2011 | ArchitecturalRecord.com

Moshe Safdie's design for the new five-floor, precast concrete-and-glass, 150,000-square-foot headquarters of the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., consists mostly of "blocky" elements, although the roof is designed to make it appear "like a flock of birds," said Safdie. The boardroom captures scenic views of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Capitol building. "These are great views, and we made the most of them," Safie said.

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