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NEW DATE: Tour: Brutalist Architecture Photo Walk

Discover some of the city’s most admired—and despised—Brutalist buildings with award-winning photographer Mark Alan Andre. On this three-hour excursion, Mark describes the what, where, when, and why of architectural photography as you photograph your surroundings. Explore buildings like the J. Edgar Hoover Building (aka the FBI Building), the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Hirshhorn Museum, and more!

Check out Mark’s work here: markalanandre.com.

Note: Attendees should bring a camera or phone to take photos. Dress comfortably and appropriately for this three-hour tour.

Special Notice:

This tour is limited to 10 attendees plus two guides. Walk-ups without reservation will not be permitted and there will be no waitlist should any attendee cancel their reservation due to illness or suspected symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. Participants who cancel will be refunded.

All participants are required to wear face coverings over their nose and mouth at all times. AIA|DC and the Washington Architectural Foundation requests that all participants avoid physical contact with others, bring their own hand sanitizer and bottled water, and practice social distancing of at least six feet between participants at all times.

By participating in this tour, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, acknowledge that such matters are beyond the control of AIA|DC and the Washington Architectural Foundation, and agree to abide by our safety guidelines for this tour.


Presented and organized by: Mark Alan Andre


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the history of the style of brutalism in the history of Washington, DC;
  • Describe the development of the capital and why brutalism developed such a prominence;
  • Summarize the principles and ideals of architectural photography and how it is used today; and
  • Identify and describe elements in buildings so as to better understand architecture through the metaphorical and literal lens of the photographers.

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