25 Architects Series: Making the Most of an Urban Site

19 July 2012
12:00PM - 1:00PM

District Architecture Center
421 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004

How can design potential be maximized when zoning and policies do not adapt as quickly as lifestyles evolve? DC's zoning codes were written in a time when low density was desirable, conflicting with today's desire for a denser, healthier style of living. Through creative thinking, a site with a lower density zoning can be developed to maximize its potential with desirable units for modern living. Using her work in the Shaw neighborhood as case studies, Suzane Reatig, FAIA will explain her innovative approach to maximize a site while designing units full of light and air for healthy living.

The 25 Architects series intends to educate the public about good design in an urban or suburban context. Award-winning members of the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects show effective strategies for home design and remodeling projects. Interactive sessions include time for questions and answers. The 25 Architects series is presented by the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Washington Architectural Foundation. Open to the public. Brown-bag lunch. For more information, please email Beth Judy at bjudy@wafonline.org or call 202.347.9403.