Designing Washington: Georgetown reception to celebrate National Building Museum exhibition

Photo by Stacy Adamson
Jill Fox, Tina Alster, Hugh Newell Jacobsen and Lise Adkins
Jill Fox, Tina Alster, Hugh Newell Jacobsen and Lise Adkins

What better place to preview an exhibit of unbuilt design projects for the nation’s capital than at the exquisitely built Georgetown residence of Dr. Tina Alster and The Honorable Paul Frazer. Originally owned by American author, Herman Wouk, the home has been completely redone by Jacobsen Architecture.

Dr. Tina Alster and The Honorable Paul Frazer (Simon Jacobsen at left) (Photo by: Stacy Adamson) Dr. Tina Alster and The Honorable Paul Frazer (Simon Jacobsen at left)

Dr. Alster and Paul Frazer welcomed architects, designers and friends October 19 for an evening of cocktails in support of Unbuilt Washington, the National Building Museum’s new exhibition of remarkable architectural and urban design projects for Washington, D.C. that were proposed, but for a variety of reasons, never built.

Tommy Wells and Jeff Potter (Photo by: Stacy Adamson) Tommy Wells and Jeff Potter

Cherished architectural landmarks, indelibly etched in our brains now. Imagine if this were the U.S. Capitol?

1792 plans for the U.S. Capitol (Photo by: Maryland Historical Society) 1792 plans for the U.S. Capitol

Unbuilt Washington at the National Building Museum opens November 19, 2011 and runs through May 28, 2012.