November 07, 2014 15:56 ET

Washington Architectural Foundation and AIA|DC Present 2nd Annual Fall Design Fete

Gala Celebrates Contributors to DC; Supports Programs to Benefit the Local Community

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2014) - The Washington Architectural Foundation (WAF) and the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) present the 2nd Annual Fall Design Fête on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Union Station's East Hall. 

The Fall Design Fête will celebrate several individuals who make Washington better through their contributions as designers, advocates, and clients. It also supports the educational and community outreach activities of the Washington Architectural Foundation.


Allen Y. Lew
City Administrator of the District of Columbia
2014 Glenn Brown Award for improving the quality of life in DC and raising awareness of architecture and its benefits to society

Suman Sorg, FAIA
2014 Centennial Medal Award for distinguished service to the Chapter, community, and profession

Susan Piedmont-Palladino
Professor and Curator
2014 John 'Wieb' Wiebenson Award for Architecture in the Public Interest

Ryan McEnroe, AIA, ASLA
2014 Emerging Architects Award for exceptional leadership early in a career

"Along with celebrating the contributions of these worthy individuals, the Fall Design Fête also helps fund the Washington Architectural Foundation and its many programs that benefit those throughout DC," said Mary Fitch, Executive Director of AIA|DC. "Whether we are helping children understand design through our curriculum enrichment in DC schools, aiding nonprofits with well-designed spaces to better serve their constituents, or collecting tons of canned goods through CANstruction for the Capital Area Food Bank, the Foundation is committed to making a difference in the local community."

The creative black tie evening will include a cocktail reception, seated dinner with an awards program, and a dessert buffet with dancing.

Fall Design Fête
Friday, November 14, 2014
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Union Station's East Hall
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

The Washington Architectural Foundation and AIA|DC thank all of our sponsors who make the Fall Design Fête possible. For a full list of sponsors, please visit the Fall Design Fête page on the Washington Architectural Foundation website.

For more information or to make a sponsorship gift, please contact Mary Fitch at or 202-347-9403. Click here for sponsorship options, or register your sponsorship online. For more information about the many worthy programs of the Foundation, click here.

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