Architecture: Tools of the Trade

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Saturday, April 13, 2013
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

District Architecture Center
421 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-9403
For more information:

Cost: $40


The Washington Architectural Foundation is offering students ages 10 – 14 an opportunity to gain hands-on architecture experience through its new program, “Architecture: Tools of the Trade Certificate Series.” An interactive four-part seminar series, the Tools of the Trade introduces students to fundamental architectural concepts.

The Washington Architectural Foundation’s Hands on Architecture program speaks directly to America’s next generation of architects,” said Beth Judy, Program Manager at Washington Architectural Foundation. “Through our Tools of the Trade Certificate Series, students learn firsthand how design and architecture directly influence the communities in which we live and grow.

The first certificate program offered by the Washington Architectural Foundation, Tools of the Trade aspires to cultivate an early interest in architecture, paving the way for the students to one day become architects or design professionals.

Instructed by leading architects and design professionals from various DC-area architecture firms, the program helps students obtain a basic understanding of the architectural design process. Following an introduction to modeling and drawing skills, students will apply their newfound knowledge, designing a site and building that works within the context of DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood. The series concludes with student presentations and certificate awards.

The program kicked off Saturday, January 12, 2013. Students learned about site concepts and design. Subsequent workshops will be held on the following dates:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

1:00 until 3:00 pm

Topic: Study Models/Scale Drawings


Saturday, March 9, 2013

1:00 until 3:00 pm

Topic: Structure: Creating a Skyline


Saturday, April 13, 2013

1:00 until 4:00 pm

Topic: Model Making. Session also features student presentations and certificate awards.


All sessions will take place at the District Architecture Center, located at 421 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004.


For more information, contact Beth Judy at the Washington Architectural Foundation, (202) 347-9403 or

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