As the Museum’s new President and Executive Director, I’d like to personally thank you for joining us for our signature celebration which was held virtually on June 17th. I hope the event inspired all of you as it inspired all of us about climate action and the built environment. We have received requests to watch the keynote speeches, full length interviews and even the entire event again. Please visit the Main Stage to view the entire show, and you can access the interviews in the scroll below.  And, don’t forget to visit Explore to view our Climate Action Panel Discussions, co-hosted by SOM, and so much more.  We hope you will stay engaged with the museum, be an enthusiastic member of our community and make a positive difference in the world that we build and live in together. Again, thank you.

Featured Speakers
Cory Booker
US Senator (D-NJ)
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Cory Booker has spent his entire career running at the toughest challenges and bringing people together to accomplish things others said were impossible. In 1996, he moved to Newark, New Jersey, to provide legal services for low-income families and fight for tenants’ rights.  At age 29, Cory was elected to the Newark City Council, and beginning in 2006, he served as Newark’s mayor.  In 2013, Cory became New Jersey’s first African-American Senator. In the Senate, he has advanced economic opportunity and equal justice -- advocating for criminal justice reform and increased wages, spurring economic development and job creation, and leading efforts to protect the rights of all Americans to breathe clean air and drink clean water.  From working to stop the scourge of gun violence in our communities and fighting to deliver economic opportunity for all, to protecting and expanding health coverage and fighting to drive down healthcare costs, Cory is fighting every day to make justice and opportunity real for everyone. 
Eric Garcetti
Mayor of Los Angeles
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Eric Garcetti is a fourth-generation Angeleno and the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. His life has been shaped by the core values of justice, dignity, and equality for all people. These ideals drive the Mayor’s commitment to give children and families of every race, faith, background, and income the chance to get a good education, live on safe streets, earn a decent wage, breathe clean air and drink clean water, receive affordable medical and child care, and build a future of their own choosing.  The Mayor passed the boldest local infrastructure initiative in American history, and launched one of the most ambitious higher education access programs in the nation. He is confronting a homelessness crisis by leading an unprecedented regional alliance committed to getting people off the streets and ending chronic homelessness. He raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour and cut business taxes to help drive a historic economic recovery. And in 2018, he partnered with the philanthropic sector to support his plan for universal sports and fitness programs that are both free and local for all children in Los Angeles.
Tony Kornheiser
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Tony Kornheiser is co-host of Pardon the Interruption (PTI) and is one of ESPN’s most popular on-air personalities. The former Washington Post sportswriter and columnist also worked as an ESPN Radio host and Monday Night Football commentator. PTI, the sports news and commentary show he co-hosts with his former Post colleague Michael Wilbon, has earned multiple Sports Emmy awards. He joined ESPN as a radio host and led the Tony Kornheiser Show for 25 years in Washington, DC. Prior to ESPN, Kornheiser worked at The Washington Post and started as a sports columnist in 1984. In 2017, Kornheiser and Wilbon received the National Press Club’s most esteemed prize, the Fourth Estate Award, recognizing journalists who have made significant contributions to the field. Kornheiser was inducted in the National Sports Media Association (NSMA) Hall of Fame in 2019, as well as the Washington, D.C. Sports Hall of Fame (2017) and the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (2008). In May 2017, he was recognized by his alma mater, Binghamton University, with an honorary doctorate.
Edward J. Markey
U.S. Senator (D-Mass.)
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Senator Edward J. Markey, a consumer champion and national leader on energy, environmental protection, and telecommunications policy, has a prolific legislative record on major issues across the policy spectrum and a deep commitment to improving the lives of the people of Massachusetts and our country. In April 2021, he reintroduced the Green New Deal Resolution with co-sponsor Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, legislation he characterizes as the “DNA of climate action.” Whether the issue is climate change, clean energy, safeguarding privacy, nuclear nonproliferation, investor protection, or preserving an open internet that spurs competition and consumer choice, Senator Markey stands up for the priorities and values of Massachusetts. He has an unparalleled record of energy and environmental legislative achievements, consistently fighting to create new jobs in American clean energy, and served as a leading consumer champion against rising gas prices and foreign oil. In 2009, In the House of Representatives, then-Congressman Markey served as the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Committee. In addition, he served as Chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and served on the Energy and Commerce Committee. Then-Congressman Markey was also the co-author of the landmark Waxman-Markey bill, the only comprehensive climate legislation ever to pass a chamber of Congress. It gave hope to the world that the U.S. was serious about addressing climate change and helped America effectively negotiate with the international community.
David Rubenstein
Co-Founder and Co-Chairman The Carlyle Group
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David M. Rubenstein is the host of The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations on Bloomberg TV and PBS, and the author of The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians and How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers. He is a Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a company managing $260 billion from 29 offices around the world. A philanthropic and thought leader, Mr. Rubenstein is associated with dozens of prominent cultural, educational, medical, and economic institutions. His diverse leadership roles include serving as Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Council on Foreign Relations


Anthony Wolf Greenberg * • JBG SMITH

Past Chair
James G. Davis • Davis Construction

Caryn Halifax • International Masonry Institute

Stephen Lovett • Softwood Lumber Board

General Counsel
Janene Jackson • Holland & Knight
George Corey • CGS Law, LLC
Michael Feigin • JLA Consulting Group
Aileen Fuchs • National Building Museum
Camilo Garcia • DPR Construction
David Haresign * • Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS LLP

Kenneth P. Baker, AIA, Assoc. • Gensler
Scott Blair • Engineering News-Record
Celeste Brown • Fannie Mae
Brian Carroll • WSP
Eran Chen, AIA • ODA
Chris Cooper, FAIA • SOM
Todd C. DeGarmo, FAIA • STUDIOS Architecture
Lisa E. Delplace, FASLA • Oehme, van Sweden
Eric Dinges • AECOM
Kevin Donnellan • AARP
Sargent C. Gardiner, AIA • Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Gregory Giammalvo • Arup
Kenneth M. Grunley • Grunley Construction Company, Inc.
Jamie Hechinger • Russell Reynolds
Kevin J. Hilton • IMPACT
Alexandra Huffman • Walker & Dunlop
Brian Huseman • Amazon
John Isakson • Preferred Apartment Communities
Josep Maset • LafargeHolcim
Christopher A. McFadden • Turner Construction Company
Chris Morrison, FAIA • Perkins+Will
Sherida E. Paulsen, FAIA • PKSB Architects, PC
Sasha Reed • Procore
Matt Robinson • MRP Realty
Kevin Rogge • Harvey Cleary
Keith J. Sellars • Washington DC Economic Partnership
Annie Senatore • Design Foundry
Aakash Thakkar • EYA
Louis Vega • Dow North America
Douglas S. Wignall, FAIA • HDR Architecture, Inc.
Tim Williams, AIA • ZGF
Catriona Winter • Clark Construction
Robin McBride Zeigler • Cedar Realty Trust
Cynthia R. Field
Herbert M. Franklin * (Past Chair)
R. Buckminster Fuller
Kevin Roche
James Rouse
Chloethiel Woodard Smith
Nancy Stevenson
Beverly Willis *, FAIA

Chase W. Rynd, Hon. ASLA

Jeffrey S. Abramson
Harold L. Adams, FAIA (Past Chair)
Mahlon Apgar IV
David S. Bender
Deborah Berke, FAIA
Carolyn Schwenker Brody (Past Chair)
Joan Baggett Calambokidis
Adele Chatfield-Taylor
David Childs (Past Chair)
A. James Clark
Dennis Cotter
Margaret DeBolt, AIA
Arthur Gensler Jr., FAIA
Michael J. Glosserman (Chair Emeritus)
T. Michael Goodrich
Gary P. Haney, FAIA (Past Chair)
Philip L. Harrison
Gerald Hines
Robert W. Holleyman
Thomas J. Klutznick
Frederick A. Kober
A. Eugene Kohn, FAIA
Stuart A. McFarland
Hollis S. McLoughlin
Elizabeth Moynihan
Lewis Mumford
Marilyn Perry
Whayne Quin * (Past Chair)
Stephen Ross
Deborah Ratner Salzberg
Stephen E. Sandherr
Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA
James W. Todd
Mallory Walker

* Cornerstone Society Member
† Deceased

The Honorable J. Brett Blanton
Architect of the Capitol

The Honorable Muriel E. Bowser
Mayor, The District of Columbia

Lonnie G. Bunch III
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

The Honorable Tom Carper
Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

The Honorable Peter A. DeFazio
Chairman, U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Paul Edmondson
President and CEO, National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Honorable David S. Ferriero
Archivist of the United States

The Honorable Marcia L. Fudge
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Honorable Deb Haaland
Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior

The Honorable Dr. Carla Diane Hayden
The Librarian of Congress

Robert Ivy, FAIA
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Architects

Beth Savage
Director, Center for Historic Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration