AIA|DC Chapter Design Awards Celebration & Exhibition Opening

Architectural Gems in DC and Beyond On View at the District Architecture Center

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2013) - Have you seen the small, yet grand 210 sq. ft. free-standing home, the new and renovated DC libraries that are transforming their neighborhoods, or the healing space for rehabilitating US soldiers returning from war? These are just some of 37 fascinating architectural projects you might happen upon when traveling through Washington, DC, and beyond.

Now you can experience them all in one place at the "AIA|DC Chapter Design Awards Celebration & Exhibition Opening" on Monday, December 16th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, at the District Architecture Center. Selected by a distinguished group of architects, designers, and preservationists, come raise a glass to this year's winners and join AIA|DC in recognizing design excellence.

"PRIZED: The 2013 AIA|DC Chapter Design Awards Exhibition" showcases 37 projects selected for their outstanding and unique architectural merit in four categories -- architecture, interior architecture, historic resources, and presidential citations in sustainable, universal, and urban design. They represent a superlative cross-section of design both in DC and by Washington firms.

AIA|DC President David Haresign, FAIA, will lead the awards presentation over hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

WHAT: Chapter Design Awards Celebration & Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Monday, December 16, 2013, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WHERE: District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW (Metro: Chinatown-Gallery Pl.)

Registration required:

Members of the press are invited; RSVP to Images available for publication.

Miss the opening? The Chapter Design Awards exhibition will be on view in the SIGAL Gallery at the District Architecture Center through January 2014.

About AIA|DC:
AIA|DC advances the value of architecture for our members, our profession, and our community providing advocacy, leadership and resources for architects to design a better world.

Founded in 1887, the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects serves the Nation's Capital. The Chapter was intimately involved in the design and planning of Washington, and continues to play an active role in city development today. For more information please visit

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