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Architecture Month in D.C. debuts this April

The AIA|DC will host walking tours, lectures, and even a party throughout the month

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There’s so much to look forward to in April: warmer weather, the Easter egg roll, and most importantly Architecture Month. Starting April 1, the Washington Architectural Foundation and the Washington, D.C. chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) will host a variety of events and activities, each focused on the beauty of every neighborhood, quadrant, and notable building in the District.

Originally, Architecture Month was actually Architecture Week. To expand the programming for a full month of activities, the D.C. Commission on Arts & Humanities gifted a grant to both organizations.

Some of the biggest highlights to expect include tours of the Kreeger Museum and La Casa, a workshop for kids, called “Bee an Architect,” and a discussion with Principal of Muse Architects William Kirwan on important questions to ask before hiring an architect to work on a project.

Below, see the full list of the tours the public should anticipate:

National Mall, April 2

  1. National Museum of African American History and Culture (9 a.m.)
  2. East Building – National Gallery of Art (11:30 a.m.)
  3. Museum of the Bible (2 p.m.)

Southwest Waterfront, April 8

  1. Construction Tour of the Wharf (10:30 a.m.)
  2. Connecting the Neighborhood to New Development (1:30 p.m.)
  3. Arena Stage (3:30 p.m.)

Ivy City and Ward 5, April 15

  1. The Gallaudet University Master Plan (10:30 a.m.)
  2. Uline Arena (1 p.m.)
  3. The Hecht Warehouse (3 p.m.)

Southeast Waterfront, April 23

  1. The Yards (10 a.m.)
  2. Dock 79 (12 p.m.)
  3. Canal Park (1:30 p.m.)
  4. The 11th Street Bridge (3:30 p.m.)

Dupont Circle, April 30

  1. Dupont Underground (10 a.m.)
  2. Microunits at the Patterson Mansion (11:30 a.m.)
  3. The Carnegie Institute of Science (2 p.m.)
  4. Reception at KPG Design Studio (and closing reception) (4 p.m.)

For more information and a full list of all the activities that will be offered, check out the AIA|DC’s website.

Architecture Month 2017 [AIA|DC]