City of Alexandria Hosts 2018 Alexandria Contemporary Architecture Symposium

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City of Alexandria Hosts 2018 Alexandria Contemporary Architecture Symposium

For Immediate Release: May 16, 2018

The City of Alexandria will host its third community Contemporary Architecture Symposium on Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (600 Dulany St.). The symposium will promote public discussion about architecture and design in Alexandria. The event will explore how the development 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 two-day event includes a reception and keynote panel discussion on Friday, moderated by Washington Post columnist Roger K. Lewis (a member of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows), and will feature a tour of Dulany Gardens and a display of projects that have won Northern Virginia architectural design awards.

On Saturday, the community is invited to a light breakfast, followed by guided bus tours of case study sites to discuss what was successful for these projects, and any areas of potential improvement on future projects.

Registration for the symposium is not required, but is strongly encouraged. Bus transportation to the Saturday tour sites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For registration information, a list of panel participants and more event details, visit the 2018 Architecture Symposium webpage.

For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, email or call 703.746.3808, Virginia Relay 711.

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