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James Hoban: Designer and builder of the White House

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James Hoban: Designer and builder of the White House

Meet the Irish draftsman and builder who convinced George Washington to let him design and build the 'President's House.'


March 16, 2022

Stewart D. McLaurin, President of the White House Historical Association, chats with BD+C Executive Editor Robert Cassidy about James Hoban, the Irish draftsman and builder who convinced George Washington to let him design and build the White House.

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Cultural Facilities | Aug 5, 2022

A time and a place: Telling American stories through architecture

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Sustainable Development | Jul 14, 2022

Designing for climate change and inclusion, with CBT Architects' Kishore Varanasi and Devanshi Purohit

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Charleston County’s award-winning career and technical education high school

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