Thursday, June 24 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm
The United States is unique in world democracies for not giving the citizens of its capital full representation. The debate on how best to achieve that is gaining momentum.
- Become a State?
- Retrocede to Maryland?
- Stay unrepresented in Congress?
- Stay unrepresented but not pay federal taxes?
- Should the portion of Virginia retroceded before the Civil War be reunited to a new State of DC?
Is this an architectural issue? If so, what would be the consequence on the future development and practice of architecture in a new State of DC?
Join this esteemed panel of architects to address these and other provocative questions.
Douglas Palladino, AIA — Architect and Adjunct Faculty, The Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning
Abigail R. Brown, AIA — Associate at Hickok Cole and 2021 AIA National Young Architects Forum Chair
Maggie Dunlap, Assoc. AIA — Studio Designer at Winstanley Architects
Kristopher Takács, AIA — Director at SOM and AIA|DC President
Morina Peterson, AIA, NOMA — Architectural Studio Director at Harrell Design Group
This program is part of PROVOCATIONS, a Debate on Design series organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation.
- Discuss why the push for DC statehood is gaining traction.
- Examine the ways DC statehood will differ from the District of Columbia.
- Explore motives for and against DC statehood as it pertains to architectural practice and its impact on the community.
- Identify potential consequences DC statehood might have on future development.