District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS)


The District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies helps the engineering, architectural,  and technically related organizations in the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia support public service and advance the professions through public interest, scientific and educational pursuits.

Any duly organized and recognized engineering, architectural, scientific, or technically oriented organization within the metropolitan area of Washington DC is eligible for membership. The three primary thrusts which guide Council activities are technical education, community leadership, and National Engineers Week.

Technical Education
The Council promotes technical education, a mutual concern shared by its member organizations. The Council works with area secondary school students promoting the challenges and benefits of careers in architecture, science, and engineering, since these students are at a critical stage in selecting their careers. Annually, Council members contribute both time and monetary awards to local school events that promote technical education.

Community Leadership
The Council is dedicated to influencing and supporting a vibrant technical community in the Washington area. The council has recommended candidates to Appointment Officials for the DC Board of Registration for Professional Engineers since the board was first established. These recommendations are made by a consensus of the Council and are based on member organization nominations. The Council effort assists the district Government in searching for and selecting outstanding individuals to be members of the Board of Registration.

The Council and its member organizations annually celebrate important Engineering Week events. The Council acts as a coordinating body to assist member organizations in supporting joint events to celebrate this week. The annual Engineers and Architects Day Luncheon and formal Banquet and Awards Ceremony are two such events in which the Council recognizes members of the profession and presents awards to outstanding scientists, architects,  and engineers from the Washington area. Time permitting, member organizations may also present their awards for professional and academic accomplishments at these events.