Washington Architectural Foundation (WAF)/Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) Fall Design Fête

Washington Architectural Foundation, Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Host Fall Design Fête
Reception and awards program will honor those whose contributions enhance Washington

Washington, DC (July 8, 2013) – The Washington Architectural Foundation (WAF) and the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) will host the inaugural Fall Design Fête Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Organization of American States.

Designed to recognize and celebrate the individuals who make Washington better through their contributions, the event will begin with a cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner and awards program, a dessert buffet and dancing.

“We are delighted to host WAF and AIA|DC’s first annual Fall Design Fête, and to acknowledge this year’s outstanding honorees,” said AIA|DC Executive Director Mary Fitch. “We look forward to spending the evening celebrating their extraordinary contributions to the field of architecture and design.”

This year’s award recipients include:
· Marshall Purnell, FAIA
2013 Centennial Medal recipient for distinguished service to the Chapter, profession and community
· The Honorable Anthony A. Williams; Former Mayor of the District of Columbia
2013 Glenn Brown Award recipient for improving the quality of life in DC and raising the awareness of architecture and its benefits to society
· William B. Alsup, III; Senior Vice President, Hines Interests LP
2013 Glen Brown Award recipient for improving the quality of life in DC and raising the awareness of architecture and its benefits to society
· Roger K. Lewis, FAIA
2013 John ‘Wieb’ Wiebenson Award recipient for architecture in the public interest
· Marcy Giannunzio, AIA
2013 Emerging Architects Award recipient
· Diane Leeson, AIA
2013 Emerging Architects Award recipient

Proceeds from the Fall Design Fête will support WAF’s education and community outreach programs, some of which include curriculum enrichment programs offered in DC schools and CANstruction, the annual canned food drive benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank.

For more information about the Fall Design Fête, please visit.

ABOUT THE WASHINGTON ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION
Founded in 1988 by the Washington, DC Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Washington Architectural Foundation (WAF) has a clear mission: Architects Serving the Community. WAF serves a singular role in the region: leveraging the combined talents of hundreds of gifted architectural professionals in the service of our community. Through educational and community assistance programs, volunteer architects use their expertise and time to improve our neighborhoods, empower individuals, and create opportunities to encourage good design and quality architecture. WAF builds community, fosters respect for the built environment and increases young people’s knowledge of art, design, mathematics, and science in order to cultivate the next generation of Washington, DC stewards.

ABOUT THE AIA|DC
Founded in 1887, the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) represents more than 2,100 members and is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2012. The Chapter was intimately involved in the design and planning of Washington, and continues to play an active role in city development. AIA|DC advances the value of architecture for its members, the profession, and the community. In late 2011, AIA|DC created the District Architecture Center in Penn Quarter to provide numerous programs for the public and industry professionals.

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Event Details:


  • When: 

    Friday, November 15, 2013
    06:00 pm

  • Where: 

    OAS - Organization of American States
    200 17th St NW
    Washington, District of Columbia

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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