Event Report: DesignDC Draws a Crowd

1 Aug, 2006 By: AIA ,H. Edward Goldberg

AIA presents an excellent local convention for architects from Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia


Local architecture conventions are beginning to pop up all over the United States. This is perhaps because the annual AIA (American Institute of Architects) National Convention often can be too far away for many to travel, or because localized events can be more specific and informative for attendees. These events also are beginning to offer an opportunity to earn educational learning credits that are now mandated by most states and the AIA itself.p>

On July 19-21, the Washington D.C. and Potomac Valley Maryland chapters of AIA presented their second annual DesignDC conference at the impressive Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in downtown Washington. Two blocks from the White House, the building was designed by Pei Cobb Freed and Partners Architects and is the first federal building designed for both government and private use.  Read more >>


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