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Upcoming AIA event to tackle D.C.’s affordable housing crisis

Abandoned buildings can be some of the best buildings for new housing

Over $100 million is committed to affordable housing every year in Washington, D.C., thanks to Mayor Muriel Bowser. Despite this, affordability is still an issue in the District. As a way to offer real-world solutions to the city’s problem, the Washington, D.C. chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAlDC) is hosting a series of workshops where architects can shine a light on the ongoing affordable housing crisis.

On March 16 at 6:30 p.m., the AIAlDC will host President of Urban Atlantic Vicki Davis and Principal and President of Wiencek + Associate Architects + Planners Michael A. Wiencek, Jr.

According to the event description, Wiencek and Davis will use local case studies to explain how converting abandoned office and commercial spaces into multi-family housing can be a good solution to a lack of affordable housing.

The event will be hosted at the District Architecture Center at 421 7th Street NW.

Abandoned Office Buildings – A New Opportunity for Affordable Multi-Family Housing [AIAlDC]