Did you know that April is Architecture Month in Washington? A month of programming with parties, guided building tours, and cool events for architecture nerds, design savants, and the casual person who enjoys admiring buildings, alike.
As we’ve been managing our weekly events calendar “This Week in DC” for the better part of seven years, we hear about all sorts of cool, and not so cool, things happening in Washington. So, I was surprised that we hadn’t heard about DC Architecture Month. (The national Architecture Month always gets my geeky self excited.)
Given that Washington is home to the heads of many national organizations, trade organizations, and non-profits, it seems that Washington has a week or month for everything. It’s about time architecture had its day—or month—in the sun. The programming is managed by the DC chapter of the American Institute for Architecture, which has an office and events space right on 7th and D Street in Penn Quarter.
I had planned to party hop on a particular Thursday in Washington, so I thought I’d add DC Architecture Month’s kick-off party to my agenda. The event was being held at the Former Spanish Ambassador’s Residence, one of my favorite spaces for parties in the District. The beautiful, white, colonial building is on 16th Street in Columbia Heights, and always makes for a grand entrance, and hosts pretty great exhibits.
The party was a mix of older, real adults, and beautiful Spanish people of all ages, which certainly pleased me. There were two exhibits, one highlighting the Spanish entries into a global architecture exhibit.
Given that I love interior design, I really appreciated expanding my repertoire into architecture and learning a thing or two about architecture and the industry.
Find out more about DC Architecture Month and sign up for some upcoming events, here.
Bitch Biz: We partnered with DC Architecture Week on this post. While we did receive compensation from the organization, this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch.