Octagon exhibits and events

Join us at The Octagon for our current exhibits and special events.

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Shaping the Future of The Octagon Through Building Science + Design
Opens June 2024

The Octagon’s staff consulted a team of architects and engineers to help assess, measure, and find solutions for the building’s energy efficiency. Follow along as we navigate the process of forging a sustainable future for a nearly 225-year-old structure.


Communities Start Here
Opens June 2024

Communities by Design –or CxD– is an initiative of the Architects Foundation that’s anchored in the belief that people are a city’s biggest asset. Learn more about CxD’s work to make three American cities more healthy, equitable, resilient, and carbon neutral in this new exhibition.


AIA Global Campus for Architecture and Design
Opens June 2024

Curious about the AIA’s new national headquarters? This exhibition will highlight the goals for the highly interactive Global Campus for Architecture and Design and the work underway to bring that vision to life.


I Was Here

I Was Here is an art installation commemorating the lives of the enslaved people who built and worked at The Octagon. This is a part of The Octagon’s initiative to reveal the role enslaved craftspeople played in creating the architectural canon nationally.

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Are you interested in hosting a special event at The Octagon? Learn more about our space rental options >

If you’re interested in hosting an exhibit at The Octagon, please download our exhibit proposal form and send to AmandaFerrario@architectsfoundation.org.