Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.
Yoshio Taniguchi


Washington-area architects, designers, planners, landscape architects and building industry professionals will gather at the ninth annual DesignDC conference set for October 1 – 3, 2014! Mark your calendar to attend this one-of-a-kind regional design 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 high-impact content and an interactive tradeshow and more than 70 exhibitors.

–––REGISTRATION is now OPEN! Register today!–––

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


We're excited to announce the Keynote and General Session speakers for DesignDC 2014!

Opening Keynote - Tim Ogilvie will speak Wednesday, October 1, at 10:15am. Ogilvie is the CEO of Peer Insight, an innovation strategy consultancy. His projects create organic growth by using design thinking methods to link new customer experiences to scalable business models.

• General Session speaker Stephen Chung, AIA, LEED AP, will close the Convention Center program on Thursday, October 2, at 6:00pm. Chung is the Creator and Host of "Cool Spaces: The Best of New Architecture" on PBS, in which Chung tours of the world's newest and most provocative architecture.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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.