Exhibition Closing and Panel Discussion: reBirth

Join us at the District Architecture Center as we close out our latest exhibition—reBirth::Washington DC 50 Years after 1968 with a lively panel discussion.

During this session, architects, developers, and preservationists will discuss the catalytic impact of the projects featured in the exhibition, the role architects have played in revitalization efforts in those neighborhoods, and what opportunities could be realized in the future.

The former Mayor of Washington, Anthony A. Williams, who served two terms from 1999-2007 will give opening remarks for our panel discussion.

Panelists include:

  • Jair Lynch, President & CEO - JAIR LYNCH Real Estate Partners
  • Rebecca Miller -Executive Director, DC Preservation League
  • Edward Dunson - Associate Professor, Howard University
  • Susan Piedmont-Palladino, RA - Professor and Director, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, Virginia Tech

Moderated by:

Matthew Bell, FAIA - Principal - Perkins Eastman; Professor at the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, University of Maryland

After attending this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Explain how recent design and preservation projects are impacting three growing areas of the city;
  • Recall the impact of the riots on the architectural profession in Washington, DC and how the profession has evolved since those events in 1968;
  • Explore and gain insight into the variety of project types in the focus areas of the exhibit and the regulatory challenges associated with the realization of those projects; and
  • Identify the current issues in preservation of neighborhoods and individual buildings and the design/preservation issues at a variety of scales and program types.