The District Architecture Center (DAC), in the heart of DC’s bustling Penn Quarter District, is where architecture meets the city. If you have an interest in architecture and want to experience and enjoy it more, DAC is the place for you. The District Architecture Center was designed by Hickok Cole Architects and built by SIGAL Construction Corporation.
In addition to serving as the headquarters of the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) and its partner organization, the Washington Architectural Foundation (WAF), DAC is where members of the public—both adults and children—can see exhibits and attend other events about architecture and architects in the DC area and around the world.
The SIGAL Gallery at DAC supports a near-continuous series of architectural exhibits that members of the public can drop in and enjoy any time that DAC is open, free of charge. For information on what’s currently on display at the SIGAL Gallery, please click here.
DAC’s other architectural events for the public—including films, workshops, lectures, and receptions—are held frequently throughout the year, and most are offered free or at little cost. For the most up-to-date listing of these events, consult the calendar.
DAC also serves as the downtown satellite location for French language classes and other public programs held by the Alliance Française de Washington.
DAC’s beautiful meeting rooms, classrooms, and conference facilities are available for rent to groups of various sizes seeking an up-to-date meeting space that is conveniently located in the heart of downtown DC, within easy walking distance of multiple Metro lines. For more information about renting a space at DAC, please click here.