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The AIA Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, except for Federal Holidays. Please be advised, the AIA Gallery space also functions as an event rental space. AIA reserves the right to close the public hours of operation at anytime for a private event rental.

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Host a Dynamic Meeting or Unique Event at the American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects is the perfect venue to make your next corporate or private event truly distinctive and memorable. Conveniently located near the White House, the National Mall, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in the center of Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects building is a one-of-a-kind alternative to convention and hotel venues.

  • Private event space to host up to 500 guests
  • Meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including a wireless broadband network and video conferencing capabilities
  • Highly trained and knowledgeable meetings staff
  • Outstanding food & beverage options – allow our Meetings & Events team, to create a customized menu for your next event!
  • Enjoy the convenience of a Metro-accessible venue
  • On-site audio/visual support for any type of meeting
  • Host an outdoor event in our spacious Courtyard

Contact Us Today!

To find out more, check availability and to begin planning your next event, please contact Amy Medawar at or at 202-626-7312.

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View Our Unique Meeting Spaces Below

AIA Boardroom

Frank Lloyd Wright Meeting Room

Frank Lloyd Wright Meeting Room

Seats up to 24 attendees in a hollow oval; space permits for an additional 10 chairs along the perimeter.  This meeting room includes a built in LCD projector as well as natural lighting.

Louise Bethune Meeting Room

Louise Bethune Meeting Room

Seats 20 attendees conference style; space permits for an additional 10 chairs along the perimeter.  This meeting room includes built in video conferencing capabilities.

Social Gallery

Outdoor Courtyard

Outdoor Courtyard

The Outdoor Courtyard overlooks the historic Octagon House and can accomodate up to 350 guests for a standing reception.

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2nd Floor AIA Gallery

From scheduling your event in one of our unique meeting rooms to designing the gourmet menu, our experienced staff can assist you with all the fine details of hosting the perfect event!

Looking for Lodging Discounts?

You can take advantage of special negotiated rates for AIA members at the following hotels. Depending on the time of booking, best available rate could be lower and, if so, please call the hotel directly.

Courtyard by Marriott Foggy Bottom

  • 515 20th Street NW
  • Washington, DC
  • (202) 296-5700

Hampton Inn - Washington DC/White House

  • 1729 H Street NW
  • Washington, DC
  • (202) 296-1006

St. Gregory Hotel & Suites

  • 2033 M Street NW
  • Washington, DC
  • (202) 530-3600

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