Webinar- Annual AIA|DC Thesis Showcase

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    Tuesday, September 1 2020

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The AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee presents the seventh annual Thesis Showcase for emerging professionals to present their architectural thesis to practitioners from around the DC area - this time, we’re virtual!

This program aims to bridge the gap between recent graduates and practicing architects by providing an opportunity for practitioners to view a sample of work emerging from architecture schools. Three presenters were selected to speak for 15 minutes each, after which a moderator will solicit questions from the audience to facilitate a conversation that draws connections between thesis projects.

Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee

Moderated by: Susan Piedmont-Palladino, Architect, Director, Professor of Architecture & Coordinator of Urban Design, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, Virginia Tech


Matthew Yashar, B.Arch, 2020 - “Mutualism: A School for Nature”

Mahsa Hedayati, M.Arch, 2020 - “New Carbon Architecture”

Juan Urey, M.Arch, 2020 - “Home is Here: Community and Health Center”

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

  • Investigate real challenges and solutions to diverse questions that surround Architecture and Design;
  • Describe the ways in which design exploration (approach and methodologies) can be more connected to help bridge the gap between Academia and Practice;
  • Explore recent trends and topics in Architectural Thesis from across the country; and
  • Discuss these innovative ideas and explorations, and how they may be applied to our daily work.