The Washington Architectural Foundation (WAF) and the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) present the 4th Annual Fall Design Fête to be held Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Library of Congress. The evening will include a cocktail reception, a seated dinner and awards program, and a dessert buffet. Please join us after the Fête for an after party celebrating 5 years of the District Architecture Center.

The Fall Design Fête celebrates the contributions of individuals who make Washington better through their contributions as designers, advocates, and clients.


Graham Davidson, FAIA
2016 Centennial Medal Award for distinguished service to the Chapter, community, and profession

Kojo Nnamdi, NPR Radiohost
2016 Glenn Brown Award for improving the quality of life in DC and raising awareness of architecture and its benefits to society

Janet Bloomberg, AIA
2016 John ‘Wieb’ Wiebenson Award for Architecture in the Public Interest

Abigail Brown, AIA and Luis Velez Alvarez, AIA
2016 Emerging Architects Awards for exceptional leadership early in a career

Along with celebrating the contributions of these worthy individuals, the Fall Design Fête supports the Washington Architectural Foundation’s education and community outreach programs. Whether we are helping children understand design through our curriculum enrichment program in the DC schools, or aiding a nonprofit to better serve its own constituency with a well-designed space or helping the Capital Area Food Bank by collecting more than 300 tons of canned goods through CANstruction, the Foundation helps makes a difference in the local Washington community.


We are especially grateful to our new and returning sponsors,

Cornerstone Partners:

DLR Group|Sorg
Quadrangle Development Corporation
Shalom Baranes Associates
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP

Additionally we are very appreciative of the many other partners who will make the evening so special.

Corbel Sponsors

ABC Imaging
Added Dimentions
Barnes Vanze Architects
Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Critical Systems, LLC
David M. Schwarz Architects Charitable Foundation
Fentress Architects
Hartman-Cox Architects
Interface Engineering
Keast & Hood
Leo A Daly
MV+A Architects
Sean Patrick Nohelty, AIA & Aaron L. Reeder
STUDIOS Architecture
Thornton Tomasetti / Langan
WDG Architecture
Wnuk Spurlock Architecture

Quoin Sponsors

Alliance Builders
Stephen Ayers, FAIA
Cass & Associates Architects
cox graae + spack architects
Crenshaw Lighting
Cunningham Quill Architects
di Domenico + Partners
Edward Dunson, AIA
E/L Studio PLLC
Grunley Construction Corp.
Robert M Gurney Architect
Hickok Cole Architects
Horizon Builders
Horizon HouseWorks
Hughes Group Architects
MCN Build, Inc.
David Metzger, FAIA
Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects
Northeast Collaborative Architects, LLC
Oehme, Van Sweden & Associates
Potomac Valley Brick
Simpson Gumpertz + Heger, Inc.
SK + A
Walter P Moore