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Alexandria Contemporary Architecture Symposium
June 8

June 8 + 9

The City of Alexandria will host a free, Contemporary Architecture Symposium on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), 600 Dulany Street in Carlyle. The symposium will promote public discussion about architecture and design in Alexandria and explore how the development process can identify and foster beautiful, timeless and compatible contemporary design for large new development projects in a city with 270 years of evolving architectural heritage.

The event Friday evening begins at 6:00p with a reception and tours of Dulany Gardens and a display of AIA NOVA design award winners. A keynote panel discussion on Friday, will be moderated by Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, and will include Shalom Baranas, FAIA, developer Austin Flajser of the Carr Companies and AIA NOVA President Theresa del Ninno, AIA.

On Saturday at 8:30a, the community is invited to a continental breakfast before boarding buses at PTO for guided tours of three case study sites in Alexandria to discuss what was successful about these projects and suggest areas of potential improvement on future projects.

Registration for Friday evening is not required, but is strongly encouraged. Registration for the Saturday bus tours is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 2.5 AIA HSW LUs are available for Friday’s panel and 3 HSW LUs for Saturday’s tour.

For registration information, a list of panel participants and more event details, click HERE.