With the theme ‘It Takes a Community,’ the 2016 exhibit from the American Institute of Architects’ Center for Emerging Professionals showcases the work of architecture students, recent graduates, and emerging professionals that offer a well-rounded approach, encompassing much more than structures alone when looking at community design. The selected projects focus on community impact and engagement as well, ranging from applying adaptive design principles to address homelessness to housing that responds to resource scarcity.
The Emerging Professionals exhibit includes 30 projects, from across the country and the globe, and here we highlight a few that incorporate the surrounding landscape and well-designed outdoor spaces, from community gardens to pocket parks, as integral to the overall design.
All of the projects featured in the exhibit can be seen on the AIA Emerging Professionals’ website or at AIA National Headquarters, located at 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, until Labor Day weekend. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday.