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Past Tour Day Events

January 20, 2019

AIA|DC will host "Changing Values," a panel investigating decades of design issues reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts on February 4. Former CFA Assistant Secretary Don Myer, FAIA, and CFA Secretary Thomas Luebke, FAIA, will discuss Pennsylvania Avenue (site of Docomomo DC's 2018 Tour Day), the Southwest Waterfront, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Myer and Luebke will also broac...

September 15, 2018

As part of Docomomo US’s annual Tour Day on Oct. 13, 2018, Docomomo DC will host a walking tour focusing on the design evolution of America’s Main Street: 

Pennsylvania Avenue.

Buy tickets to Tour Day 2018. 

While the world-famous boulevard connects the U.S. Capitol to the White House, it also includes a number of hidden modernist gems. Docomomo DC will explore the development of Pennsylvania Avenue from Pierre L’Enfant’s plan to...

August 13, 2018

Please join us for our third Tour Day Planning meeting, where we will review our route for Tour Day and divide into sub-committees. The annual nationwide Docomomo US Tour Day will take place October 13th this year. This year’s theme is Public Spaces – Inside and Out, and here in D.C., Tour Day will focus on Pennsylvania Avenue, Pershing Park, and Freedom Plaza.

Past Docomomo DC Tour Day events have included tours of Brutal...

August 10, 2018

Pennsylvania Avenue is often referred to as America’s Main Street, connecting the U.S. Capitol with the White House, yet its neighboring Pershing Park is an oft-overlooked Modern gem. On Tour Day, Oct. 13, 2018 Docomomo DC will explore the evolution of Pennsylvania Avenue from the L’Enfant Plan, to the 20th century work of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, to the current studies of the Pennsylvania Avenue Execut...

June 8, 2018

Please join us for our second Tour Day Planning meeting, where we will select a route for Tour Day and divide into sub-committees. The annual nationwide Docomomo US Tour Day will take place October 13th this year. This year’s theme is Public Spaces – Inside and Out.

Past Docomomo DC Tour Day events have included tours of Brutalist buildings in Northwest DC (2017), Modernist architecture of Montgomery County (2016), the Wat...

April 6, 2018

When: May 16, 6pm

Where: Gensler Conference Room, 2020 K St NW, Washington, DC (dedicated entrance east of main lobby)

The 2018 nationwide Docomomo Tour Day will take place on October 13 with a theme of: Public Spaces – Inside and Out. The Docomomo DC chapter will be participating in the annual tour day for the fifth year in a row. If you would like to help plan this exciting event, please join us for our first 2018 Tour Day Pla...

September 7, 2017

Docomomo DC hosted Rediscovering Brutalism, a lecture and tour highlighting the unique brutalist architectural heritage of Washington, D.C., as part of this year’s annual, nationwide Docomomo Tour Day.

Brutalism is an architectural style everyone loves to hate, but it marks an important period in the history of design and in the architectural legacy of Washington, D.C. Recent demolitions of brutalist buildings in the...

July 20, 2017

Docomomo DC Tour Day 2016: Montgomery Modern BusTour

The Montgomery County Planning Department, in partnership with Docomomo DC and AIA Potomac Valley, hosted the Montgomery Modern Bus Tour 2016. The tour explored the Montgomery County work of Deigert and Yerkes, a leading modernist architecture firm in the Washington, DC area, best known for the National Arboretum Administration Building.  Operating from 1947 to 1967, the part...

July 13, 2017

Docomomo DC Tour Day 2015: Watergate

Docomomo DC celebrates Tour Day in Washington by taking a rare tour of the landmark Watergate complex currently celebrating its 50th anniversary. Designed by Italian architect Luigi Moretti, the complex is a stunning example of mid-century modernism in the heart of the nation’s capital. Constructed between 1964 and 1971, the Watergate is comprised of three luxury residential cooperatives, tw...

July 6, 2017

Docomomo DC Tour Day 2014: Southwest DC

Docomomo DC celebrates its first Tour Day in Washington by participating in a walking tour of Southwest DC. This neighborhood boasts the greatest concentration of mid-century resources in the city, with buildings and landscapes by I.M. Pei, Chloethiel Woodard Smith, Harry Weese, Sasaki Walker and Partners, and Dan Kiley, to name a few. The tour begins with a 30-minute introduction at Aren...

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