Women in Exhibit Design: Studio Tour & Creative Lunch

Studio Aorta is a small, woman- and minority-owned design studio specializing in exhibition design. This creative lunch will be a conversation on the field of exhibit design and the challenges of being a small, minority and woman-owned design studio. We’ll also take a tour of Home/Brewed, an exhibit project focused on local DC history and knowledge through the lens of Chr. Heurich Brewing Co., at the Heurich House Museum led by Rina Alfonso, RGD, founder and creative director of Studio Aorta.

This event was put together in partnership with Studio Aorta.

In-Person Safety Guidelines

Capacity restrictions for in-person events will be officially decided about two weeks out from DCDW and posted on the specific event pages in order to follow the latest CDC guidance.

What COVID precautions are being taken for this event?

All attendees must bring proof of vaccination for entry. Masks are required inside the studio.

COVID-19 is rapidly changing: What happens if in-person events need to be cancelled?

When possible, in-person events will be moved to Zoom and a refund should not be expected. If an event is canceled in its entirety a refund will be issued. In either scenario you will be notified immediately.


  • A sign language interpreter will not be present unless requested. If requested, we will do our best to employ a sign language interpreter for the event.
  • This venue, an old building, is not ADA accessible.
  • Bathrooms are available on site.

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You can learn more about how we’re making DC Design Week an accessible experience by visiting our accessibility statement.

Code of Conduct

All AIGA DC events adhere to our Code of Conduct.

About DC Design Week

Built and run by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of our community — hosted by AIGA DC. Ten percent of all revenue from DCDW events and all profit this year go toward the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers by helping local, design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education. Interested in becoming a member? To gain early access to our most exclusive events and year-long discounts, sign up to become a member today!

When & Where
Fri, Oct 8, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Heurich House Museum
1307 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036