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Join the Octagon Alliance

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Be part of a storied past and a powerful future.

Being a member of The Octagon Alliance supports the Architects Foundation’s mission to attract, inspire and invest in the next-generation design community, including supporting activities at our place of inspiration, The Octagon.

Become a member today!

All members receive free admission ($10 ticket value), one free private tour for up to 10 people and member discounts on space rentals and research requests, as well as access to The Octagon Papers (the growing body of scholarly research from our students, fellows and laureates). Additional access to members-only online and in-person activities are based on membership levels.

Members ($17.99 / YR)

  • unlimited free admission ($10 ticket value)
  • discounted tickets to all exhibit openings, lectures, and programs**
  • recognition on website and event materials

Changemakers ($179.90 / YR, $14.99 / MO)

  • above benefits, plus early access to all exhibit openings, lectures and programs**
  • one private tour for up to 10 people (advance reservation required)

Beginning in 2024, members at the Champions level and above also receive reciprocal membership through NARM to a variety of other museums nationwide, as well as many museums in the Washington, DC area. More information on NARM benefits and participating museums can be found on their website, Please note: you must present your Octagon Alliance membership card with NARM sticker at participating museums for reciprocity.

Champions ($1,799 / YR, $149.90 / MO)

  • above benefits, plus one space rental use of The Octagon for up to 40 people ($2,500 value)
  • NARM membership card and reciprocal membership to other local NARM member institutions

Caretakers (donations of $1,000+ / YR)

  • The full amount of the gift goes directly to support The Octagon’s maintenance and programming and not to membership benefits. Caretakers will be recognized annually on digital and print materials
  • NARM membership card and reciprocal membership to other local NARM member institutions

**Events and programs are subject to change at the discretion of the Architects Foundation and are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis