Creative Lunch: District Design Lab

Friday / October 28 / 12:00 PM

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5-9 Design: What Drives Us Beyond Traditional Workday

District Design Lab (DDL) is a DC-based design incubator that aims to engage the broader design culture in DC and the local communities. Their presentation will focus on the group’s work through the lens of working “after hours” and what motivates them to do work beyond the traditional workday.

Lunch is included. Registration is $10, limited to 20 attendees. Priority registration for AIGA members opens at noon on October 4th. General registration opens at noon on October 6th. Grab a spot at the beginning of the registration line, and sign up to become a member today!

Please plan to arrive at DDL 10 minutes early to allow time for registration, lunch and swapping stories with other designers. The presentation will begin promptly at noon.

About District Design Lab

DDL is a collaborative group of designers connected by a shared curiosity in exploring different ways to impact social engagement using their collective skill set. The group is interested in pushing design outside of the orthodoxy of DC/corporate office work and out into the public realm more as a way of reminding people that design here isn’t just for a specific clientele. Experimentation plays an important role in the group’s work and the LAB part of DDL cannot be understated.

Nearest Metro is Brookland-CUA. The studio is located on the Art Walk street level.


Date & Time


October 28

12:00 PM


Ted Bazydlo

Ted Bazydlo daylights as a Lighting Designer at MCLA Architectural Lighting Design, and spends the rest of his waking hours speculating about architecture. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan.

Brandon Newcomer

A Maryland native, Brandon works at CallisonRTKL in the Commercial Practice group, focused on the development of large-scale mixed-use projects. He also serves on the Program Advisory Board for Montgomery College’s Department of Architecture. He graduated with a Master in Architecture from The University of Michigan and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and an Associate of Applied Science degrees in Architectural Technology.

Jesse Wetzel

Jesse Wetzel currently practices architecture in DC with experience in a variety of projects types with past experience working out of Durham NC and SE Michigan. He is passionate about teaching and learning, and believes buildings, craft, and space can play a critical role in teaching us how to engage one another. He believes District Design Lab can provide a unique opportunity to engage the community and local institutions to establish a greater dialog between people, buildings, and the city itself.