#iseeDC2020: Architecture, Equity, and the Pandemic


Francesca Franchi, AIA LEED GA Photo courtesy of RDC

Francesca Franchi, AIA LEED GA
Principal of RDC/Studio One Eleven
@rdc.collab

Francesca is a highly accomplished, award-winning design leader with a long history in guiding architectural teams both nationally and around the world. With over 30 years of experience, she has applied design excellence and leadership to a diverse body of innovative projects crossing a broad spectrum of markets including commercial office, master planning, residential, retail, mixed use, and community. Her professional objective is to accomplish architecture as creative problem solving and her approach to reach the optimum results involves a total integration between the client, the teams, the program and the site.

Juror Point of View


“The theme for this year’s #iseeDC2020 Instagram Photo Contest—ARCHITECTURE/EQUITY/PANDEMIC—was an intensely charged, emotional and profound topic, especially in our nation’s capital … How can you depict all the events of 2020 in one image?

The challenge of weaving form+space through moment+experience+time, engaging metropolitan DC as backdrop subject, offered powerful opportunities. As jurors, our eyes were attracted to compositions that connected color+light+darkness with people+place+culture.

The collection of images was rich and empowered. The results are ten outstanding photographs and, for the first time, a jurors’ favorite and first and second runners-up. Seeing them will make you pause and discover or rethink familiar monuments, places and neighborhoods.

I hope the shared series serves to … alleviate, comfort or bring positive feelings to all of you …”
—Francesca Franchi, AIA LEED GA

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