December 11, 2017
If you’re planning to visit Washington, D.C., in 2018, make sure to check out the National Building Museum’s new exhibit, sponsored by Andersen Corporation.
“Making Room: Housing for a Changing America”, opened Nov. 18 and continues through Sept. 16, 2018. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 1,000-square-foot home called The Open House, which “features a hyper-efficient layout, movable walls and multi-functional furniture, allowing the space to meet the needs of a variety of today’s growing but underserved households”. The Open House was designed by dynamic architect Pierluigi Colombo.
“Making Room: Housing for a Changing America” portrays the changing demographics and lifestyles which have redefined American households over the decades. From suburbanization to tiny houses to aging in place, the exhibition explores these cutting-edge trends through case studies and The Open House. Andersen® 100 Series products are featured throughout the exhibit.
“It is great to work with the NBM on this important and exciting new exhibit that explores how we are transforming the built home environment and how we will live in the future,” said Joe Pauley, vice president and general manager of our storm door business, and member of the museum’s Board of Trustees.
Andersen has enjoyed a long relationship with the National Building Museum. Former President and CEO Jerry Wulf served on the museum’s board of trustees in the 1990s, and Andersen has helped sponsor at least two other major exhibitions – “Picture This: Windows on the American Home” in 2003 as part of our 100th anniversary, and “Designing for Disaster” in 2014-2015.
MAKING ROOM is sponsored by Andersen, AARP Foundation, Clei, Hufcor, the National Association of Realtors, Neoscape and Resource Furniture.
The Andersen Corporate Foundation is also sponsoring an ongoing exhibit at the museum called “House & Home.”