DC Alleys: Past, Present and Future

Thursday, Sept. 19th,6-8 PM, Boffi/B&B Italia Cady’s Alley, Georgetown

Washington DC’s historic alley network has become one of the most desirable locations to live, offering close-knit communities, unique architecture, and a human-scale setting.  As changes in the DC Zoning Code continue to offer more opportunity for alley development, the likelihood of architects designing within this context has grown.  However, there are numerous challenges, including contradictions in the code, lack of infrastructure, and issues of access.  Meanwhile there is a great deal of potential for responsible and sustainable development.

Please join AIA|DC and the Capital Area Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) for a lively panel discussion among local experts and decision-makers about the past, present, and future of DC’s alley neighborhoods.

Presented by:
Christine Shiker, Partner – Holland & Knight
Thor Nelson – Washington, DC, Office of Planning
Elizabeth Emerson, Principal and Co-Founder – EL Studio
Mark Lawrence, Principal and Co-Founder – EL Studio