Octagon Intern Research Blog: Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Ghent

February 16, 2024

By Kayla Laws Saturday, Feb. 17 marks the 209th anniversary of when the Treaty of Peace and Amity, reached President James Madison and signed it at the Octagon.   This treaty ended the War of 1812 fought between Great Britain and the United States.  In 1814 the British troops came through Washington and burned federal buildings … Continue reading Octagon Intern Research Blog: Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Ghent

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New AIA24 Conference Opportunity: Emerging Professionals Grant

February 14, 2024

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Architects Foundation are thrilled to offer a grant opportunity for recipients to attend the 2024 AIA Conference on Architecture and Design. This grant provides emerging professionals an opportunity to attend the annual conference and gain access to career resources, the latest trends in the building industry, networking … Continue reading New AIA24 Conference Opportunity: Emerging Professionals Grant

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Board Member Michael Marshall Highlighted on America’s Black Forum

February 13, 2024

In the segment, Architects Foundation board member Michael Marshall, FAIA, NOMA, reflects on his career journey, as well as the need for diversity, representation, and mentorship in the architecture profession. As the video reminds us, we still have a long way to go towards achieving a diverse design profession – according to the National Council … Continue reading Board Member Michael Marshall Highlighted on America’s Black Forum

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Fireclay Tile Diversity Advancement Scholarship Fundraiser

February 06, 2024

For the fourth year in a row, Fireclay Tile has partnered with the Architects Foundation to sponsor a Diversity Advancement Scholarship for Black women pursuing architecture. This year, Fireclay is aiming to raise $50,000. Fireclay has committed to donating $25,000, and we invite you to help us reach our goal to support the education of three … Continue reading Fireclay Tile Diversity Advancement Scholarship Fundraiser

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