You are cordially invited to the final event for the Fairy Tales 2017 competition, When Architecture Tells A Story, which will take place on Monday February 6th at the National Building Museum in Washington DC. 


The National Building Museum and Blank Space will present the winners of the 2017 Fairy Tales competition. Enjoy passages from the winning stories read by Lauren Ober, host of NPR’s The Big Listen, and hear an illuminating interview with Alan Maskin, principal at Olson Kundig, the design firm that was awarded the top prize in 2016, about their story-crafting process.


All competition participants receive 2 free tickets to the event. If you participated as a team, all team members receive tickets to the event. Participants who wish to attend must RSVP by sending an email with your full name and email address to If you are bringing someone with you, please also send their name and email.


If you did not participate in the competition, please purchase tickets here.



Monday February 6th from 6:30pm-8:00pm

Competition participants are invited to join us for a special cocktail reception from 5:45pm-6:30pm



National Building Museum
401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001



We look forward to an amazing evening under the massive canopy at the National Building Museum — we hope you will join us!

2014 Fairy Tales Winner
Nicholas O’Leary and Kevin (Pang-Hsin) Wang
2016 Fairy Tales Winner
Olson Kundig