National Building Museum

Talk: Live in My Backyard: Accessory Dwelling Units for Washington, D.C.

Monday, April 2, 2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Members must be signed in to access discounts. For instructions click here.

On-site registration begins at 5:30 pm. 

ADU basement levelDiscover the challenges and opportunities of making room for housing in D.C. with Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). Harriet Tregoning, former D.C. Planning director, (moderator), Cheryl Cort, policy director, Coalition for Smarter Growth, M. Jennifer Harty, AIA, architect and Aakash Thakkar, ADU homeowner,  explain the roles of design and policy practitioners, present case studies, and share strategies that homeowners and property owners can use to build ADU’s. 

This program complements the exhibition Making Room: Housing for a Changing America, which will be open prior to the program.

1.5 LU HSW (AIA) / 1.5 CM (AICP) / 1.5 PDH (LA CES)

$12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Interior of a Basment Level Dwelling Unit showing kitchen and living space. Photo courtesy of HxH Architects, Inc.

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