On November 4th, the Washington, DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIADC) officially opened its brand new headquarters at the District Architecture Center on 7th Street, NW in the Penn Quarter Neighborhood. This was culmination of years of planning, visioning and fundraising, and it was really exciting to see it all come together. We have been working with AIADC along with their partner the Washington Architectural Foundation for nearly three years now, and we are very proud of all they have accomplished.
This new space will provide them with programmatic and membership services opportunities that will transform this chapter over the next several years. A number of architecture firms, chapter members, vendors and others contributed to the campaign, including Sigal Construction, who gave the lead gift by agreeing to build the new facility for the chapter. (An extraordinary gift!) The Washington Post ran a story in the Sunday November 13, 2011 Style section on how AIADC is joining a number of other AIA chapters around the country who are establishing similar centers in their cities.
Congratulations to AIADC, the Foundation as well as to the volunteer leaders and staff who made all of this possible.