DesignDC: Sustainability + Resilience

  • Date

    Wednesday, November 30 2022-Thursday, December 01 2022

  • Time

    Multi-day event.

  • Location

    District Architecture Center/Virtual

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Climate change is one of the most pressing existential challenges of our time, and architects in the District are in a unique position to lead the charge for positive change.

While the national average for carbon dioxide emissions hovers around 40% in the United States, our city's buildings account for close to 80% of the District’s emissions. Strengthening the way we practice architecture--and how we educate our clients on the value of that change--is a driving force behind making our cities healthier, sustainable, resilient, livable places.

DesignDC 2022 is a new hybrid experience for our members and design professionals throughout the region. Over two days of content, we will host a featured keynote speaker and a reception, followed by a day of virtual education with industry experts.


Day One - In Person 

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Welcome Reception

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Awards Presentations

7:00 – 8:00 pm: Cocktail Reception & Networking


Day Two - Virtual

8:45 am: Opening Remarks

9:00 – 10:00 am: Reducing Embodied Carbon: Strategies and Implementation

10:15 – 11:15 am: The DMV Design Community and Reuse Nonprofits: Partnering to Support Environmental Sustainability and Community Development

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: The Time is Now to Decarbonize Your Design!

1:00 – 2:00 pm: Understanding Thermally Modified Wood - Presented by CaraGreen

2:15 – 3:15 pm: How a government agency is reducing emissions: The DC DGS Energy Management Plan

3:30 – 4:30 pm:  Building Community Resilience from the Inside-Out and Outside-In