April 03, 2014 11:32 ET

AIA|DC Announces "Architecture Week" Programming Lineup, April 21-May 1, 2014

Spotlight on Architecture in Nation's Capital Blooms in New Spring Slot

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Apr 3, 2014) - AIA|DC announces the schedule for Architecture Week 2014, an 11-day festival from April 21 through May 1 that will spotlight DC architectural landmarks, neighborhoods, and cultural institutions. Chock full of building tours, walking tours, book signings, social events, and exhibitions, Architecture Week 2014 features over 20 events of interest to adults, children, architects, and the public alike.

Now in its 16th year, Architecture Week 2014 officially moves to spring from its previous fall schedule. This annual community program has enjoyed increasing popularity, with last year's attendance surging almost 30% over the previous year.

Program highlights include the Architecture Week opening party at the Mandarin Oriental Art Gallery featuring work by architectural photographer Ron Blunt (4/21); a walking tour detailing the dramatic changes along the 14th Street corridor (4/26); the opening of the "ENCOUNTERS" exhibition at the District Architecture Center (4/30); a lecture and book-signing of "The Greening of Architecture" with Phillip Tabb (4/22); and the Architecture Week closing party at the District Architecture Center celebrating this year's AIA|DC Washingtonian Residential Design Awards winners (5/1). The full program list is below.

"Along with our partners, we've created another fabulous program for the public to experience, explore, and learn about so many of Washington's architectural gems, and the people and history behind them," said Mary Fitch, Executive Director of AIA|DC.

This year's participating organizations include: The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; Bowie Gridley Architects; The Catholic University of America; Dumbarton House; Dumbarton Oaks; Goethe-Institut; Heurich House; Hillwood Estates; The Kreeger Museum; luis vidal + architects; Mexican Cultural Institute; National Building Museum; The Octagon Museum; Peirce Mill; SPAIN arts + culture; Studio3887; and the U.S. General Services Administration.

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The full Architecture Week 2014 line-up includes:

Building Tours
Tour: Scottish Rite Temple
Monday, April 21: 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Tour: Examining Revival and Eastlake Styles at the Heurich House
Tuesday, April 22: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Tour: The Kreeger Museum
Wednesday, April 23: 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Tour: The Octagon Museum
Thursday, April 24: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Tour and Lecture: Discover the Mexican Cultural Institute
Thursday, April 24: 3:00 - 4:30 PM

Tour: Hillwood Estate
Friday, April 25: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tour: Peirce Mill
Sunday, April 27: 1:00 - 2:30 PM

Tour: The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Monday, April 28: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Tour: Dumbarton House
Tuesday, April 29: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Walking Tours
Tour: The National Mall's Vietnam and Korean War Veterans Memorials
Tuesday, April 22: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Tour: From Red Brick to Plain Black Box - German-born Architects in Downtown DC
Wednesday, April 23: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tour: 14th Street NW - The Transition Continues
Saturday, April 26: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Children's Walking Tour of Georgetown
Saturday, April 26: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Tour: Dumbarton Oaks
Tuesday, April 29: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Tour: Art and Architecture in the Federal Triangle & President's Neighborhood
Wednesday, April 30: 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Opening Night Party, featuring "RON BLUNT / PANORAMA: 25-Year Retrospective of Architectural Photography"
Monday, April 21: 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Mandarin Oriental Art Gallery, Lower Level

"ENCOUNTERS" - Luis Vidal Exhibition Opening Reception & Book Signing
Wednesday, April 30: 6:00 - 7:30 PM, District Architecture Center

Closing Party: Celebrate Award-Winning Washingtonian Residential Design
Thursday, May 1: 6:00 - 7:30 PM, District Architecture Center

Book Signings, Lectures & Presentations
Lecture & Book-Signing: Choosing the "Architecture" in Art and Architecture in Mexico
Monday, April 21: 12:00 - 1:00 PM, District Architecture Center

Lecture & Book-Signing: "The Greening of Architecture" with Phillip Tabb
Tuesday, April 22: 6:00 - 7:30 PM, District Architecture Center

25 Architects Series - Small firm, Big Choices: Finding the Right Projects and the Right People
Monday, April 28: 12:00 - 1:00 PM, District Architecture Center

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About AIA|DC:
Founded in 1887, the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) serves the Nation's Capital. It advances the value of architecture for its members, the profession of architecture, and the community by providing advocacy, leadership and resources for architects to design a better world. For more information please visit

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