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Tour and Reception: KGP Design Studio (The Old AIA|DC Chapter House)

Join us for the closing reception of Architecture Month, hosted by KGP Design Studio at the Old AIA|DC Chapter House on Church Street.

Church Street Studios is a historic building in Dupont Circle built in the late 1800’s as a single family home. There were two buildings on the property, the rear likely to have been a kitchen with a connection to the front house. During the early part of the 1900’s architect Morris Leisenring (1875-1965) owned the building who concentrated on religious architecture. The rear building was converted into a large room with a connecting structure between the two building.  

In the 1970’s this space became the meeting room for the DC Chapter of the AIA that owned the building until 2011. Almost every living architect in DC until 2011 has come to meetings, events and to pay their dues in this building. When the AIA sold the building to move downtown, a graphics design firm bought the building and hired Hapstak Demetriou to redesign the building for their use. Church Street Studios bought the building which is now the home of KGP Design Studio, Euroconsults, a French wine and cheese company, McKenna Pihlaja, a promotion firm for Democratic Senators and Congressmen, and temporally the minister from St. Thomas’s Church (during their construction).

Refreshments provided.

Presented by: KGP Design Studio

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