Washington DC Chapter

Chapter Chairs

Christopher Smith, Executive VP, Gelberg Signs
Christopher Smith
Hannah Olin, Environmental Graphic Designer at Gensler in Washington DC
Hannah Olin
Liza Rao, Gallagher & Associates, Washington DC Designer
Liza Rao
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SEGD Award Winning Projects

D.C. Citywide Wayfinding Program, Downtown DC Business Improvement District, Calori & Vanden-Eynden
D.C. Citywide Wayfinding Program
Timber City
Timber City
Reinventing the Globe, National Building Museum, Rockwell Group
Reinventing the Globe
Florence Crittenton, Thinking Caps
Florence Crittenton
USAID, Reagan Building, Chermayeff & Geismar
RTKL Office, RTKL Associates
RTKL Office

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Spirited Tour!

Please join us for a holiday extravaganza! We will be touring Alibaba's offices with our 2018 Chapter Sponsor, PhotoWorksGroup, and toasting a great year at Cuba Libre afterwards.

Meet at Alibaba's DC Offices and celebrate afterwards at Cuba Libre (801 9th St NW) for Happy Hour
Detailed info to be emailed to guests

PhotoWorksGroup is a turnkey EGD fabrication studio with over 30 years of experience. Working closely with designers and architectural firms, our corporate interior clients include industry pioneers like Nestle, The Washington Post, Alibaba, EY & Pearson, amongst others.

Alibaba & Gensler provided PWG the opportunity to deliver on several specialized fabrication methods to meet their vision for the new DC office. The visual impact of graphic elements within Alibaba’s space is evident from the first step into the office. Visitors are greeted by visual motifs such as a column wrapped, hand-crafted Alibaba logo, silk screened company history, and a lenticular type graphic celebrating Alibaba’s initial public offering, the biggest in history. Throughout the office, the quality and attention to detail are instrumental in conveying Alibaba’s professional values and character.

PWG’s development of capabilities as a single source graphics provider are designed to inspire new opportunities for expression and impact for all designer’s crafting experiences in the built environment. Working hand in hand with our clients, we collectively seek to set the cadence for tomorrow’s innovations in visual communication. 


Thank you to our annual sponsor, PhotoWorksGroup!



The SEGD DCA Chapter invites all E&E attendees and local members to join us for a celebration! Celebrate with us at 3M's Innovation Center with drinks and snacks.

Please register here in advance as names are required for security. 

Address: 1425 K Street Northwest, Suite 300 | Washington, DC 20005
Accessible by McPherson Square Metro Station (blue, orange silver line).

Science and technology can make the world a safer and faster place. When collaboration results in meaningful innovation, solving real problems, it becomes amazing and awe-inspiring. That is why 3M opened its latest Innovation Center in Washington, D.C.  It is a space where people can discover and experience new ways of thinking and learning, observing, and doing work that impact people and reach mutual goals. The Center serves as a hub for 3M to introduce business and government decision and policy makers to its innovative solutions for markets ranging from energy and healthcare, to manufacturing, transportation, defense, and safety.

 Thank you to our sponsors, 3M and PhotoWorksGroup 3M logo PhotoWorksGroup

Blagden Alley is a hidden gem located between Washington, DC’s Logan Circle and Mt. Vernon neighborhoods. Inside these tucked-away streets, you will find many popular restaurants and shops such as Calico, Tiger Fork, Columbia Room, Buttercream and more! Since 2011, the multi-disciplinary design firm, Streetsense, has been involved in turning this under-utilized area into the popular DC destination. This event will begin at the Streetsense office (also located in Blagden Alley) by lead designers, Megan Capo and John DeNapoli, who will be sharing insight into the integral role that place making, interior design and environmental graphics played in creating this urban hotspot. Following the presentation, we will step outside to view a few of these places in person and ultimately landing at Calico for some refreshments.

Not familiar with Blagden Alley or Streetsense? Find out more here!

The event is $5, sign up on eventbrite 

Timeline of event:
Meet at streetsense office for presentation and Q&A

Tour of Restaurants

Refreshments at Calico


120 Blagden Alley, #300
Washington, DC 20001

Thank you to our sponsor PhotoWorksGroup



Spring is upon us!

Come celebrate the nice weather with your friends at SEGD DC. We will be providing drinks and snacks!

1101 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Thursday, May 10th

RSVP here!

Thank you to our sponsor:


Lincoln's Cottage

Presidents Lincoln Cottage
140 Rock Creek Church Rd NW, Washington, DC 20011

Please join us at 6 PM for an insider’s tour of President Lincoln’s Cottage and the temporary exhibit, “America by Belief”! The project team, including client, designers and content developer, will lead the tour. 

President Lincoln's Cottage is historic site and a "home for brave ideas," where Abraham Lincoln made some of his most consequential decisions on the Union, slavery and freedom. "American by Belief: Lincoln and Immigration," a special exhibit now showing at the Cottage, explores the relationship between one of America's most revered presidents and a surprisingly pressing issue of his time—immigration. The exhibit brings to the fore personal stories from Lincoln's time and our own, encourages visitors to contribute their immigration story, and ultimately poses the question, who is American?

Project team
Callie Hawkins, Associate Director for Special Programs, President Lincoln's Cottage

Dr. Jason Silverman, curatorial advisor
Nina Reck, senior graphic designer, Howard + Revis
Santosh Dhamat, exhibit designer, Howard + Revis
Elizabeth Eubank, content developer, writer and project manager, Howard + Revis

Please RSVP Here

Thank you to our sponsor PhotoWorksGroup



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