Third Annual Summer Networking Bash
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When: 08/16/2018
From 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Where: SmithGroupJJR Rooftop
1700 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC  20003
United States

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Come check out the amazing SmithGroupJJR rooftop with views to the National Mall and Capital and get to know young professionals from local real estate, development, and design organizations! Hal Davis, FAIA of SmithGroupJJR will be speaking about his experience on the National Museum of African American History and Culture.


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It seems the world is full of places where Hal has left his mark. This includes internationally-recognizable work for cultural institutions like the Smithsonian where he was a Principal on the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Many of his projects are National Historic Landmarks, one of Hal's specialties.

Hal also serves an important role as mentor and leader. "I tell people we're willing to give them as much rope as they are willing to take, but we'll grab them before they hang themselves," he explains. As for his own start, "I always had a fascination for buildings," he recalls. "As a kid, I built model cities out of scraps in my grandfather's garage shop, with painted landscapes, roads and buildings." For a man who knows monuments, which one stands out for him? "The Great Pyramid in Giza," he says, "for its pure simplicity of form, geometric grandeur and feat of engineering."

Explore the story of making the NMAAHC and enjoy an evening of networking with a view of DC. Light apps and beverages are included in registration.

Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee

Sponsored by: Bonstra | Haresign ARCHITECTS, HDR, Perkins+Will, and SmithGroupJJR


$25 for Members
$45 for Non-members

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