Cover Stories: ArchitectureDC Magazine, 2003 – 2014

  • Date

    Wednesday, February 18 2015-Saturday, April 04 2015

  • Time

    Multi-day event.

  • Location

    District Architecture Center

Sorg Gallery


The District Architecture Center is pleased to present "Cover Stories: ArchitectureDC Magazine, 2003 – 2014", an exhibition of engaging cover stories published by the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) since 2004.

ArchitectureDC is a magazine for consumers of architecture and design throughout the Washington metropolitan region. AIA|DC created the magazine to promote the work of its members, preview new architecture that impacts the region, and bring attention to new trends in home furnishings. ArchitectureDC was formerly known as AIADC Magazine from 1999 – 2002 and published by Dawson Publications, Inc. through 2003 when the name changed.

The magazine is published quarterly and distributed to over 22,000 subscribers. Readers discover stories about award-winning commercial, institutional, or residential projects, in addition to cutting-edge trends in the architecture industry and new developments affecting small towns and big cities throughout the region.  The magazine received a Gold Circle Award in 2008 from the American Society of Association Executives for excellence in print publishing.

This exhibition unveils many of the covers that brought ArchitectureDC recognition and continued readership throughout its tenure. Covers are arranged by composition and organized by themes: Sites for Moving & Gathering; Environments for Working; Centers for Learning; Spaces for Eating & Entertaining; and Places for Living. Together, the covers show that the Washington market really supports progressive architecture, a fact that is often surprising to outsiders. Copies of past issues will also be displayed, encouraging exhibition-goers to revisit these covers and the stories within.

ArchitectureDC is a free publication. Subscribe online at

The exhibition is organized by AIA|DC for the Sorg Gallery and designed and modeled in ArchiCAD18.  This exhibit, like many others, is generously supported by our longstanding partnership with ABC Imaging.
AIA DC, Sorg Gallery, ABC Imaging