Saturday, November 19 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm
Join Steve Knight, President of the Art Deco Society of Washington, for a guided walking tour of Art Deco buildings in downtown Washington, DC. Begin your tour at the District Architecture Center with a look at the work of Edgard Sforzina—artist, artisan, industrial designer, interior designer, and architect. Then, discover the origins and elements of Art Deco in the nation’s capital while exploring buildings such as the Brownley Confectionary Building, 1100 New York Avenue (Old Greyhound Bus Station), Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company’s Old Main Building, and more.
This tour is limited to 20 attendees.
- Discuss the work of Edgard Sforzina and its contributions to the Art Deco period in America between 1924 and 1941
- Describe the origins of Art Deco in the nation’s capital to help participants build a better understanding of the style
- Identify Art Deco elements in the architecture of Washington, DC, including some of the capital’s public and federal buildings
- Discuss the value of historic preservation and adaptive reuse and how these concepts have contributed positively to the preservation of the city’s Art Deco heritage
The Washington Architectural Foundation in cooperation with Steve Knight and the Art Deco Society of Washington, this program is presented in association with Sforzina: Designs for a Modern America, 1924–1941, on view at the District Architecture Center through January 25, 2023.
The Art Deco Society of Washington is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization incorporated to foster awareness, preservation, and appreciation of the Art Deco period in the Washington, DC area.
Steve Knight, AIA—President, Art Deco Society of Washington & Principal, David M. Schwarz Architects