Keynote Address @ DesignDC: Bringing the Housing Crisis Home

September 20, 2023
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D.C. Policy Center Executive Director Dr. Yesim Sayin will give the keynote address at AIA|DC’s two-day summit, DesignDC: Bringing the Housing Crisis Home.

Please note, the address will be given in-person as part of a hybrid multi-day event.


Wednesday, September 20, 2023
6:00 – 7:00 PM
District Architecture Center, 421 7th St NW, Washington DC

About the event

The DC government’s 2019 Housing Initiative set forth a goal of building 36,000 housing units by 2025, a third of which are to be affordable to households earning 80% below Median Family Income. This Order directs District agencies to investigate and implement a variety of approaches to accelerate the design, construction, adaptation, and creation of housing across the city—all while considering the needs of families, an aging population, and other residents with special needs.

Progress toward meeting this goal is well underway, and architects play a significant role in bringing these targets to fruition in a way that best serves people and communities in our city’s built environment.

DesignDC’s Fall conference will focus on the designer’s role, and expertise, in solving DC’s housing crisis.

DesignDC is a hybrid experience for AIA|DC members and design professionals throughout the region. Over two days of content, we will host a featured keynote speaker and a reception, followed by a day of virtual education with industry experts.

More information & to register

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