Archinect's Virtual Event Guide provides a curated list of the top online events to keep the architecture and design community sharp, inspired and connected.

Are you hosting a virtual lecture? Presentation? Tour? Interview? Happy Hour? Submit it for consideration by clicking here.

Are you an expert in an arena that's especially important right now? Let us know if you would like to work with Archinect to host an online event.

Drawing Symposium

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:00 PM – Thursday, March 25, 2021 8:00 PM EDT

On March 2nd, 4th and 25th, guest presenters engaging the disciplines of Architecture, Industrial/Product Design and Interior Design will present their distinct approaches and rationales for drawing through a series of lectures and workshops.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Since its establishment in 1998 in Los Angeles, Johnston Marklee has been recognized nationally and internationally with over 40 major awards and numerous publications. Projects undertaken by Johnston Marklee are diverse in scale and type, spanning fourteen countries throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia.

Mabel O. Wilson: Studio&: A Black Study

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Mabel O. Wilson is the Nancy and George E. Rupp Professor in Architecture and also a professor in African American and African Diasporic Studies at Columbia University. She also serves as the Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies and co-directs Global Africa Lab.

Adolf Loos: In Search of Space for Modern Life

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

The conference brings international experts for two panels: “Adolf Loos—Between America and Europe” and “After Loos—Are We Still Inspired by the Raumplan?” Presented in connection with “LOOS AND PILSEN: Exploring the Secret of Adolf Loos’ Pilsen Interiors” currently on view at Czech Center New York.

Where Was Jim Crow? Living in Frank Lloyd Wright’s America

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EDT

Dianne Harris illuminates architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s role in the history of the divided and segregated American city. Mabel Wilson, Professor of Architecture and Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies at Columbia University will join Dr. Harris in a discussion following the lecture.

SAH Change Agent Award

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT

The Society of Architectural Historians will present the 2021 Change Agent Award to Michael Maltzan, FAIA, founder of Michael Maltzan Architecture. The virtual program will include a talk by Maltzan on his firm's work in housing for the homeless, followed by a conversation with Frances Anderton.

AIA Los Angeles 1.5 ºC Symposium on Climate Change

Friday, March 5, 2021 9:00 AM – Friday, March 12, 2021 12:30 PM PDT

AIA LA COTE is providing a conference that reflects the most relevant dialogues in society and has incorporated this thinking into a two-day split virtual symposium around Climate Action and Climate Justice. Topics include Carbon Neutrality, Healthy Building Environments, Resiliency, and Equity.

Dana E. McKinney Virtual Lecture on Social Justice Through Design

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

Dana McKinney is an architect and urban planner who advances social justice and equity through design. Her academic and professional profile integrates wellness, policy, and economics into innovative design solutions to benefit even the most vulnerable populations including formerly incarcerated individuals, persons experiencing homelessness, and the elderly. 

Discussions Series Panel Discussion: Architectural History as a Global Discipline

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CST

Join the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts for Architectural History as a Global Discipline, a panel discussion presented as part of the tenth year of DISCUSSIONS in Architectural History and Theory. The featured panelists will explore several questions: What does it mean for a historian to be global? What are the blind spots in achieving a truly global architectural history? What are the main lessons of global architectural histories that have been written in the last twenty years? What will be the impact of the current pandemic and social unrest on the notion of "global"?

Design Dialogues: Healthy Buildings and the Workplace

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CST

The COVID-19 pandemic puts health and safety in our workplaces to the test. Improved ventilation and sanitation have taken on special urgency among the many performance aspects of building design. Join us for a look at healthy buildings today.

Sharon E. Sutton: Decolonizing the City-Making Professions: Learning from the Dreams and Defeats of the 1960s

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton, FAIA is a distinguished visiting professor of architecture at Parsons School of Design and has also served on the faculties of Columbia University, Pratt Institute, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington. She was the twelfth African American woman to be licensed to practice architecture, the first to be promoted to full professor of architecture, and the second to be elected a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. 

Exhibit Columbus 2021 Design Presentations

Friday, March 19, 2021 10:00 AM – Friday, March 26, 2021 4:00 PM EDT

Exhibit Columbus announces the 2021 Design Presentations The Design Presentations unveil design concepts for the 2021 Exhibition and invite the public to participate in the creative process Over the course of four sessions on March 19 and 26, 2021, Exhibit Columbus will host the 2021 Design Presentations. The second public event in the 2020-21 cycle of Exhibit Columbus New Middles: From Main Street to Megalopolis, What is the Future of the Middle City? invites the public to preview design concepts of thirteen site-specific, future-oriented public installations and experience the design process first-hand. Please register for the free sessions and learn more. Each will allow AIA architects to earn 2 LUs

Lauren Lee McCarthy Lecture

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

Lauren Lee McCarthy (she/they) is an artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living. She is Co-Director of the Processing Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to promote software literacy within the visual arts and beyond.

Cal Poly Pomona M.Arch Program Open House

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Join Cal Poly Pomona for their MArch Open House for Fall 2021 admission - The Department will be conducting a ZOOM Open House for the Master of Architecture Program on March 23rd, 2021, 10a-12n PST Please RSVP to Provide your name, email, and phone number to receive ZOOM address and password for this event. 

Environmental Life Cycle Assessment in Design 2021 Symposium

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

This symposium unites two parallel cultures engaged in system thinking: designers working at many different scales and the environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) community of researchers, data experts, and information interface providers. It will explore areas of common cause and mission in two sectors: building and transportation.