City to celebrate Architecture Month in April


Architecture Month will take place throughout April in D.C., with events and tours highlighting the city’s architectural culture.

The program’s first week includes an April 1 walking tour of Capitol Hill for kids and a kickoff party on April 6 at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain. Weekend guided walking tours will cover unique spots across the city, including Dupont Underground, Arena Stage and Canal Park. Meanwhile, “Building of the Week” tours will include visits to the Kreeger Museum and Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

The monthlong celebration marks an expansion of the former Architecture Week, run by the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Washington Architectural Foundation. This year, a grant from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities helped add programs for the full month, according to a news release.

Many of the events are free or low-cost. Details are available at