Architects Read gives kids a chance to enjoy a story and interact with the architecture community virtually, from the comfort of home.

Session 1 - aired live on 4/17
The Three Little Pigs by Steven Guarnaccia
Read by Gina Volpicelli AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Recipient of the 2019 Wieb Award for Architecture in the Public Interest

Home Building Materials Hunt
Explore your house and identify elements like bricks, wood, and natural light. (Ages 8-12)

Session 2 - aired live on 4/23
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles Laroche
Read by Madeline Amhurst, MA

Draw Your Home

Session 3 - aired live on 4/30
Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
Read by Scott Clowney, Assoc. AIA


Session 4 - aired live on 5/7
Look at That Building!: A First Book of Structures​ by Scot Ritchie
Read by Ian Walker - Associate, 3877 Design


Session 5 - aired live on 5/14
Boxitects​ by Kim Smith
Read by Ian Walker - Associate, 3877 Design


Session 6 - aired live on 5/21
Young Frank, Architect by Frank Viva
Read by Ian Walker - Associate, 3877 Design



Session 7 - aired live on 5/28
Building Books by Megan Wagner Lloyd
Read by Rence Gill - Architect, Beye Blinder Belle

Scavenger Hunt


Session 8 - aired live on 6/4
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Read by Maria Casarella, AIA - Senior Associate, Cunningham | Quill Architects

Create Your Own Magnificent Thing


Session 9 - from 6/11
Rosie Revere, Engineer -  Andrea Beaty
Read by Cristina Bump, AIA - Principal & Architecture Discipline Leader, SmithGroup

Session 10 - from 6/25
If I Built a House -  Chris Van Dusen
Read by Rachel Simonson - Youth Outreach Director, Washington Architectural Foundation

Session 11 - from 7/2
Ada Twist, Scientist -  Andrea Beaty
Read by Alanna Gladney - Staff Designer, Wingate Hughes

Session 12 - from 7/9
The Sandcastle that Lola Built -  Megan Maynor
Read by Joanna Schmickel, AIA, LEED AP - Principal, cox graae + spack architects

Session 13 - from 7/16
Roberto: The Insect Architect -  Nina Laden
Read by Anthony Harris, AIA, LEED AP, CDT - Associate, Gensler

Session 14 - from 7/30
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears - Verna Aardema, Pictures by Leo and Diane Dillon
Read by Ernest Chrappah - Director of the District Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs

Session 15 - from 8/13
If I Built a School - Chris Van Dusen
Read by Mide Akinsade, AIA - Design Director + Founder, atelier MIDE

Session 16 - from 8/20
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky: An African Folktale - Elphinstone Dayrell
Read by Lorena Alvarez, AIA - Architectural Consultant, BCG, Wutivi Consultores

Session 17 - from 8/27
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice - Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, Ann Hazzard, and Donald Moses
Read by Cristina Bump, AIA - Principal & Architecture Discipline Leader, SmithGroup

This program is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Made possible through the support of the Hattie M. Strong Foundation.