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Architecture Week and Family Architecture Day with AIA

April 20, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Every April, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) celebrates Architecture Week across the country. Join us as we collaborate with AIA Northern Virginia for an exhibition and family activities as part of Architecture Week’s festivities.

On View:

Architecture at its Best: An Exhibit of Projects by Local Architects
In the Grand Hall Saturday, April 20 – Sunday, April 28

Northern Virginia chapter of AIA (American Institute of Architects) showcases winning projects from their annual Design Awards Program

Featuring projects designed by the following architecture firms:

Architecture, Incorporated
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS
Bowie Gridley Architects
FORMA Design Inc.
GBR Architects
Grimm + Parker Architects
Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
IA Interior Architects
INTEC Group, Inc.
David Jameson Architect
KGD Architecture
KUBE Architecture
Perkins Eastman

Family Architecture Day AIA

Saturday, April 27
12 – 4 pm

Architects from AIA Northern Virginia will be on hand at the Art Center to help participants design and build a ‘Scrap City’ along with other hands-on activities for families. Learn about the importance of architecture while meeting creatives of all kinds across three floors of studios and galleries. All the hands-on activities will be kid-friendly and happening the entire afternoon.

  • Scrap City (all ages): construct buildings from recycled materials to form a Scrap City
  • Gum Drop Spaceframes (all ages): explore the design and construction of geodesic domes and other space frames
  • Drinking Straw Tower Construction (best for ages 9+): using only a set number of drinking straws and tape construct the tallest tower that can stand on its own.
  • Torpedo Factory Coloring sheets (all ages): Design your own addition to the Torpedo Factory building!

Free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

The exhibition and the event is co-hosted by AIA Northern Virginia’s Schools Connections Committee and offered in celebration of Architecture Week. For information on all the Architecture Week activities, click here.


April 20, 2019
April 28, 2019
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