Programs and exhibits

The Architects Foundation hosts programs and exhibits to support and inspire the next-generation design community. Learn more about our latest programs in architecture, art, design, and history—hosted virtually and at The Octagon in Washington, DC.

2022 Exhibit schedule

Learn more about what’s on view at The Octagon.

SAY IT LOUD Washington DC
June 9 – December 2022

SAY IT LOUD is an exhibit featuring projects by women and diverse design professionals, as well as interviews about their experiences in the architecture and design professions. This exhibit shares, protects and celebrates the journey of the underrepresented to inspire the next generation. SAY IT LOUD is curated by Pascale Sablan, FAIA, the 2021 AIA Whitney Young Award recipient. SAY IT LOUD is sponsored by the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), the AIA College of Fellows and the Architects Foundation.

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I Was Here

Installed in December 2021, 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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Exhibit curators

Are you interested in hosting an exhibit at The Octagon? Download our exhibit proposal form and send to