Monday, August 29, 2011

Architecture center detailed

We have been eyeing the architecture center (first reported in February here) that took the souvenir shop space, wondering what it will be all about.

A rendering of the space to come
Today, the Washington Business Journal profiles the space, reporting it will be open in October.

They call it a "veritable mecca for the design community" and quote the President of the Washington chapter of the American Institute of Architects saying it's going to "provide a focal point for architectural conversation in the city."

The center will apparently offer lectures, events, community programs, and exhibits with the aim of increasing the visibility and accessibility of the city's architecture.

Their old space was in DuPont Circle, but in a townhouse with little or no street presence.  It will certainly add something different to Penn Quarter.

Read the full profile here.  Follow the construction progress here.

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