AIA Embraces Transparency in Design

AIA Embraces Transparency in Design
Courtesy the Center for Architecture NY

Earlier this month, a Washington D.C District chapter opened their doors to the streets near Chinatown and the Penn Quarter. The office joined other East Coast chapters in the movement promoting visibility, transparency and sustainability in architecture.

“It’s a clear, simple and concise concept,” says Thomas Corrado, project architect with Hickok Cole, the Washington firm that created the design. “The idea was about how to make the space a connection between architecture and the person on the street.”

The design exposes the inner workings of the chapter, building curiosity and creating an opportunity for conversation to the pedestrians passing by.

Via The Washington Post

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "AIA Embraces Transparency in Design" 16 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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