WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 5 , 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
|No area in Washington experienced greater change in the 1990s and early 2000s than the interconnected neighborhoods of Logan Circle and Shaw, centered on the commercial spines of 14th Street NW and U Street NW, respectively. To counter massive abandonment and destruction along 14th Street NW following the 1968 riots, the city encouraged new construction at scales considerably larger than most of the pre-existing historically-protected buildings. This set up a tension that architects have resolved via an approach that architect Steve Dickens, AIA has termed “historic district moderne.”
For some 20 years, 14th Street has been an incubator of a new design direction which has spread well beyond urban infill and historic districts. Join AIA|DC for an exploration of this concept as revealed in several dozen new buildings of 14th Street NW.
Tour Guide: Steve Dickens, AIA
Organized by: AIA|DC