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Tuesday Talk: Behind the Scenes at the National Cathedral

Michelle Kayon, Director of Facilities and Preservation, will discuss ongoing and future architectural projects, maintenance, and renovations at this iconic Washington landmark.

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Michelle Kayon joined the Cathedral in 2020 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Cathedral facilities, as well as major architectural projects, maintenance and renovations at the Cathedral. She is the first woman in the history of the Cathedral to hold the position of chief architect. Before joining the Cathedral, she worked with the Architect of the Capitol where she was instrumental in the ongoing renovation to the Cannon House Office Building and the recent restoration of the Capitol Dome. Michelle has also overseen renovation projects at the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Zoo, Department of Justice, and other sites across Washington, including the renewal of the Warner Theatre.

She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.


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