Keep Healthy, Stay Engaged

We're here for you.

As the Washington, DC region and entire nation prepare for a cautious reopening, this page is designed to help you, your practice, firm, and family, cope with new realities.

Connect with fellow architects on our new online forum or follow along on Twitter and Facebook. Read our blog for perspectives from our member architects and rediscover our newsletter and magazine. Meet our Corporate Affiliates, whose support make our programs possible.

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Firm Resources

Guidance on navigating the crisis...
Keep up with best practices with these COVID-19 Resources, from AIA National.
Weather the storm by preserving your cash flow. The Small Business Administration also has guidance and loan resources for your firm and information preserving your payroll thanks to the CARES Act.
Learn about Maintaining Business Continuity with a Remote Workforce from AIA Treasurer Evelyn Lee of Slack Technologies.
The Boston Society for Architecture have tips on remote workflows in this great video.
Keep up with best practices with these COVID-19 Resources, from AIA National.
Learn how other firms in the DC area are opening/planning to open their offices. 

Prepare to move forward...
The world needs you! Why Architects Matter in a post-pandemic world.
Keep built environments safe with this reoccupancy assessment tool by the AIA.
Read the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI).
Hear Ten Thoughts on the Future of Practice, by Phil Bernstein, Associate Dean at the Yale School of Architecture.
Learn about Collaboration Between Architecture Firms on AIA Contract Documents. 


Professional Education

Continue to earn HSW Learning Units at our webinars or through our growing list of online education courses.

The April 30th DCRA licensure deadline has been extended to 45 days after the emergency is lifted, but we strongly reccomend renewing as soon as possible. 

 

Health

A public health crisis can have devastating effects on mental well-being. Consider this resource guide from NAMI and remember to stay in touch with friends and family, or use this time to recconect.  
USC Architecture has been organizing a volunteer effort by architecture firms to 3D print protective gear for hospitals and medical staff working on the front lines to combat the pandemic. Learn more and sign up to use your 3-D printer! See how this movement spreading throughout the country by following #operationPPE.

 

Family and Fun
Take a break with activities for home, or around your neighborhood.

Architecture Month
Though we had to cancel our in-person events throughout the month of April, the good news is we are rescheduling many events, and launching new ones throughout the year to honor the 2020 theme of Civic Spirit. 
Visit our calendar for a list of upcoming public webinars, like readings, film screenings, discussions and more! 

Get Creative
Express yourself and reflect on your home environment through art.

#AIADCSketches
Share your architectural visions. Whether a real, imagined, or conceptual work, we'd love to see your drawings. You can send your work to lduva@aiadc.com, or post them on Instagram and tag us @DistrictArchCenter. We'll share your work with our followers!

Share your photography skills with the View From the Window challenge.

Stay Sharp
Test your skills with these fun architectural challenges:
Tic-Tac-DAC
Master your memory!
Name that Building!
Architecture Bingo
Design scavenger hunts

Give Back
Donate to the Washington Architectural Foundation and you'll be supporting efforts to provide online learning activities for kids, parents, and teachers from the safey of home.

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Keep healthy, and stay engaged!