I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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Don’t miss out on DesignDC, the conference focused on collaboration and project team synergies! Take part with over 700+ architects and design professionals. And remember, AIA members can earn all 18 credits at this single event.

For today’s complex projects, design is truly a team sport. This year’s DesignDC focuses on the theme of Smart Synergies and the integral role that adept collaboration plays for architects, planners, landscape architects, and other design professionals. With more than 60 education sessions and tours, a packed expo hall, and engaging speakers, DesignDC 2014 is the best A/E/C education and networking opportunity in the Baltimore-Washington region!

Two speakers renowned for pushing the bounds of design creativity anchor the event. The keynote presenter is innovation expert Tim Ogilvie, co-author of "Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers," and CEO of Peer Insight. Ogilvie’s methods help unlock creativity, transforming abstract ideas into practical solutions. Attendees will learn how to improve collaboration and problem-solving across disciplines.

The closing session speaker is Stephen Chung, AIA, host of PBS’ ‘‘Cool Spaces: The Best New Architecture.” He will share his experience and insights on how to communicate the importance of design to the public.

Earn AIA, GBCI, AICP, ASLA and IIDA continuing education credit at this interdiciplinary event.

From tours of the region’s most impressive high-performance buildings, to seminars on changing your career trajectory and renovating historic spaces, this three-day conference connects attendees to cutting-edge technology, projects, and practitioners through insightful content and more than 70 exhibitors. 


Oct. 1 & 2
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

Sept. 30 & Oct. 3
District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

Note: tours participants will meet in the field.

Produced by the Washington, DC, Potomac Valley, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore Chapters of the AIA, Congress for the New Urbanism - DC Chapter, Potomac Chapter of the ASLA, IIDA - MAC, and the National Capital Area Chapter of APA.