We've been in Washington DC several times this year for shoots. We kept noticing that the Washington Monument is being repaired and is covered with scaffold. Strangely, it actually looks even cooler this way, especially when lit up at night. So on our last trip to DC we decided we had to photograph it, knowing that it may never look like this again. While we were at it we decided to photograph some other well known monuments (the Capitol Building, the Jefferson Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial). We shot all of them at twilight. To make the Lincoln Memorial a little different we shot it from the back side. There was a delivery van parked in front which at first we were disappointed about, but in the end we think it makes the shot unique and adds a little bit of fun to it. We hope you all enjoy the series.
As part of a new section of George Washington University School of Law in DC, the architects at Perkins & Will were able to convert 3 old townhouses into a new learning space. The original facades of the 3 houses were kept in tact, but inside all were converted into a single large building with many lecture rooms. There was also a great modern addition added to the back of the building, giving a wonderful juxtaposition between old and new.