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|About||AIA|DC advances the value of architecture for our members, our profession and our community.|
|Mission||AIA|DC advances the value of architecture for our members, our profession, and the city. We opened our new home, the District Architecture Center, in 2011.|
Founded in 1887, the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) serves the Nation's Capital, functioning as both the local and state component of the AIA for the District of Columbia. The Chapter was intimately involved in the design and planning of Washington, and continues to play an active role in city development today.
AIA|DC and its partner organization, the Washington Architectural Foundation, moved from their longtime home in Dupont Circle to the new District Architecture Center in 2011. The DAC is where members of the public—both adults and children—can see exhibits and attend other events about architecture and architects in the DC area and around the world. The District Architecture Center was designed by Hickok Cole Architects and built by SIGAL Construction Corporation.