Past Events

Social Sketching: Columns & Coffee at The Red Cross Headquarters

Saturday, May 12th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Red Cross Headquarters
17th and D Streets NW
We will meet at Starbucks at 20th and E at 10:00 am.

Columns & Coffee is a monthly social sketching excursion led by the L’Enfants, the emerging architects branch of the ICAA Washington Mid Atlantic Chapter.

Anyone with an interest in sketching and/or connecting with other artists and architects is encouraged to attend.

This month, we will be sketching outside of the Red Cross Headquarters. Designed by the firm Trow-bridge & Livingston in 1915, it has served as both the Red Cross Headquarters and as a memorial to the women who served during the Civil War. The site itself is made up of three monumental buildings covering an entire block and is nestled between the equally stunning DAR Headquarters and the Corcoran.

We will be sketching for about 2.5-3 hours, but people are welcome to come and go as they please.

Participants should be prepared to bring their own materials.

Cost: Free. RSVP is required


RSVP to Anthony DiManno


Image courtesy of Library of Congress Historic American Building Survey