September 7, 2016 15 Years Later: Beckman Speaks at 9/11 Observations

Julie Beckman

Julie Beckman, director of Student Development for the College of Architecture and Design and co-designer of the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, is an invited panelist at two national events in observation of the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

Beckman will speak at the National Building Museum’s “9/11: Inspiring the Future of Memorials” on Sept. 8 in Washington, D.C., and on Oct. 13, she will speak at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum’s The Architecture of Remembrance in New York City.

“It’s tough trying to explain why people intend to do harm to others. I still find it incomprehensible,” Beckman said.





September 11, 2001, was a typical Tuesday morning in Manhattan for Beckman…

Read her and husband and co-designer of the Pentagon Memorial, Keith Kaseman’s full account of the 9/11 attacks and the inspiration that led them to design the memorial.