AIA Northern Virginia
Designing in Alexandria: 2018 Architecture Symposium on June 8+9
Posted Wednesday, May 16

The Alexandria Department of Planning and Zoning will hold the city's third community architecture symposium to promote public discussion about contemporary architecture and design in the city. This symposium will explore ways that the entitlement 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 symposium is a free public event intended to encourage city officials, developers, architects, and the public to fully explore the complexities and challenges of the development and design review process and to engage in a constructive community dialogue about the ways that future development can create a beautiful, healthy and sustainable environment.

The two-day event begins with a panel discussion on Friday, moderated by Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis, FAIA, and features a display of AIA Northern Virginia design award winning projects and a tour of Dulany Gardens by the project’s landscape architect. On Saturday, guided bus tours of case study sites are planned to discuss successful planning and design as well as areas for potential improvement on future projects. AIA continuing education credits will be available both days.

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