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.



May 18 – September 2021

The internationally acclaimed CODAawards celebrate the projects that most successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces. Commissioned Art Matters – and the CODAawards celebrate this. The CODAawards program honors the individuals and the teams whose collective imaginations create the public and private spaces that inspire us every day.

Tour the CODAawards exhibition >

Close to the Edge (January – June 2022)
Say It Loud (June – December 2022)

50 Years After Whitney Young Jr.
50 years after Whitney Young Jr. challenged architects to create a more equitable profession, this exhibition was hosted at The Octagon in 2018. View the online exhibition, which is updated annually.


The Octivity series

The Octivity series
When the doors of The Octagon open back up, we’ll be welcoming our smallest guests with new Octivity books filled with scavenger hunt clues. At the completion of their museum journey and scavenger hunt, we’ll be waiting with a fresh set of stickers to reward their hard work. Until then, we have a short set of Octivity series pages available for download that you can print and complete at home!

Download the Octivity series (updated) >