Become a District Architecture Center Member!

Love architecture? Become a DAC Member!

If you love exploring your city, learning more about architecture and design, and engaging in important urban design topics, a DAC Membership is perfect for you. Best of all, membership pays for itself (and more) after attending only a few events!

Why should you sign up?

In addition to being one of the most affordable memberships in DC, DAC membership includes a variety of exclusive, members-only benefits.

DAC members enjoy a year of free and discounted events like tours, lectures, and seminars! You will also have access to special discounts and exclusive publications — and you will be the first to know about new events, exhibitions, and programs with our weekly Newsflash e-newsletter. 

If you have kids, a DAC membership can help you save big on many of the children's programs offered by the Washington Architectural Foundation.

BONUS: Membership helps support your community

A DAC membership also supports a variety of groups in the DC community. Your membership dues support architecture classes for kids in Ward 7, help to combat food insecurity through our alliance with the Capital Area Food Bank, provide generous scholarships for DC students now studying at Tuskegee, Temple, and Cal Poly, and so much more. 

Annual Dues: 
Individual - $50.00
Couple - $75.00
Lifetime Membership - $500.00

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How it works

First time members joining during the months of January through September are considered a member of the current year. First time members joining from October through December are considered a member for the next calendar year. Existing membership renews December 31st of every year, and your membership benefits will start immediately. Full payment is required when you submit your membership application.

Am I eligible to apply for membership?

Individuals who have an architecture license or architecture degree, and are eligible for an AIA or Assoc. AIA membership are not eligible for DAC membership. However, DAC memberships are the perfect gift to give clients during the holiday season or as a “thank you for your business” gift. 

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