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Call for Presentations: Architecture Exchange East

ARCHEX-250The Society’s annual convention, Architecture Exchange East, is the mid-Atlantic’s premier educational event and expo for the design and construction industry.  Celebrating its 27th year, ArchEx is now accepting proposals for presentations at the conference which will take place Nov. 5-7, 2014, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, in Richmond. Va.

ArchEx will offer nearly 70 engaging seminars and workshops, allowing attendees to earn as many as 18 AIA/CES learning units. These sessions, along with tours, the ArchEx Exhibit Hall, and a keynote address, will inspire and challenge the audience of architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, planners, industry leaders, and students.

Attendees tell us they want new and advanced content — the latest developments in the industry. Specific, focused seminars should be proposed, in one of these formats:

Three- or six-hour workshops, offered on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

90-minute or three-hour seminar presentations to be offered on Thursday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Nov. 7.

Tours (duration variable), to include projects in progress, recently completed projects, historical interest, etc.

Read an overview of the program selection process and a list of suggested topics.  Propose an offering you think is relevant and timely, or pick something from the list. To propose an offering, complete and submit the Presentation Proposal Form by April 30, 2014. Your proposal will be reviewed and you will be contacted by June 2013.  Incomplete forms may not be accepted.

The Presentation Proposal Form may be completed online or downloaded (PDF, Word) at www.archex.net.

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Highlights from ArchEx 2013

Enthusiastic professionals from throughout the region attended from Architecture Exchange East this year. Experts presented the latest topics, tools and techniques in well over 60 educational sessions and tours. More than 1/3 of our exhibitors were new to the ArchEx Exhibit Hall. Thanks to all of our members, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees for supporting 26th annual ArchEx!

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Mid-Atlantic Design Showcase Deadline Looms

IMG_8341sliderThe Mid-Atlantic Design Showcase  places your work at Architecture Exchange East – the mid-Atlantic’s premier annual conference and expo for the profession. The deadline for submission is Sept. 20, 2013.

Project boards are centrally displayed in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall and seen by nearly 1,000 attendees. Architects, interior designers, professional engineers, and landscape architects in the mid-Atlantic are eligible to submit images of built or un-built work. Built projects may be anywhere in the world.

Spaces are extremely limited. Reserve your space in the Showcase today by downloading and submitting the application, or by contacting Duncan Abernathy, AIA, at (804) 237-1776 or daber@aiava.org.

Architecture Exchange East, held Nov. 6-8, 2013, in historic Richmond, Va., features nearly 70 educational sessions, spectacular behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and more than 100 vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.

You can find out more or register online today at www.archex.net.

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Bernard Tschumi is the 2013 ArchEx Keynote Speaker

Registration Open for ArchEx 2013

ARCHEX-250Registration for Architecture Exchange East, the Society’s annual educational event and expo, is now open.  Early Bird discounts are available through Sept. 30, 2013. To register visit www.archex.net and click Register.

ArchEx, which is held Nov. 6–8, 2013, in historic Richmond, Va., features nearly 70 educational sessions, spectacular behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and more than 100 vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.

Equal parts avant-garde theorist, radical author/educator, and pioneering practitioner, architect Bernard Tschumi is this year’s Keynote Speaker. Discover more about Tschumi’s work>>

Below are some highlights and special events:

Keynote Address
Thursday 2:30–4 p.m.
Conceived, Perceived, Experienced
featuring internationally recognized architect, author and educator Bernard Tschumi
Sponsored by Froehling & Robertson, Inc. and MEB General Contractors

ArchEx Exhibit Hall
Thursday: 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Discover the latest trends, products and technologies in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.

CONNECTIONS Cocktail Party
Thursday: 5:30–7 p.m.
Enjoy networking, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and fun.
Sponsored by Riverside Brick, Shade & Wise Brick Co., Inc. and Abakus Solar

Mid-Atlantic Design Showcase
Delight in the work being done by your colleagues. Call (804) 237-1776 to exhibit your work.

ArchEx Bookstore
Pick up the latest design-inspired books and gifts in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.
Sponsored by Acuity Business Solutions

ArchEx Exhibit Hall Education
Take part in educational opportunities right in the Exhibit Hall! Vendors deliver content-rich information in 15-minute sessions on our Presentation Stage.

Exhibit Hall Recording Booth
Tell your story and inspire future architects. Stop by the AE Global Media booth to share your views on design, the AIA, and your favorite structures in Virginia.
Sponsored by AE Global Media

Exhibit Hall Lounges
Take a break in our new lounge areas. Check your email in our Internet Lounge sponsored by Diversified Educational Systems (DES), or kick up your feet in the Virginia Women in Design Networking Lounge.

Virginia IFRAA Series
Friday
Virginia’s Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture presents sessions 406 and 506.

Virginia Women in Design Series
Thursday
Discuss the challenges faced by women in the profession in this fourth annual series presented with Virginia Women in Design. See sessions 101, 201, and 301.
Virginia Women in Design is sponsored by Draper Aden, Gilbane Building Company, Glavé and Holmes Architecture, KEAST & HOOD, and Pace Collaborative

Virginia Society AIA Annual Meeting
Thursday, 1–2:15 p.m. E11b
Hear about vital developments, elect officers, and conduct other business affecting your professional society.

In FOCUS: Emerging Professionals
Thursday
Take part in a series of sessions that was assembled especially to support the needs of emerging professionals and students.

Find our more or register at www.archex.net.

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ArchEx Conference Registration Opens Aug. 26

Architecture Exchange East, held Nov. 6–8, 2013, in Richmond, Va.,  features over 60 educational sessions, behind-the-scenes architectural tours, special events, and over 100 vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.  Registration for the mid-Atlantic’s largest conference and expo for architects opens Monday, Aug. 26. Early bird rates are available for only a short time, so plan to register before Sept. 30 to secure the discounted registration rate. Visit www.archex.net for details or to register.

Who should attend?
Architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, planners, builders, firm administrators, emerging professionals

Special Events + Highlights

Keynote Address
Thursday 2:30–4 p.m.
Conceived, Perceived, Experienced
Internationally celebrated architect, theorist, author, and educator Bernard Tschumi discusses the differences between concepts, percepts, and affects in architecture today, with examples from some of his major projects including Parc de la Villette, the new Acropolis Museum, and the Paris Zoo.
Sponsored by Froehling & Robertson, Inc. and MEB General Contractors

ArchEx Exhibit Hall
Thursday: 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Discover the latest trends, products and technologies in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.

CONNECTIONS Cocktail Party
Thursday: 5:30–7 p.m.
Enjoy networking, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and fun.
Sponsored by Riverside Brick and Shade & Wise Brick Co., Inc.

Mid-Atlantic Design Showcase
Delight in the work being done by your colleagues. Call (804) 237-1776 to exhibit your work.

ArchEx Bookstore
Pick up the latest design-inspired books and gifts in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.
Sponsored by Acuity Business Solutions

ArchEx Exhibit Hall Education
Take part in educational opportunities right in the Exhibit Hall! Vendors deliver content-rich information in 15-minute sessions on our Presentation Stage.

Exhibit Hall Recording Booth
Tell your story and inspire future architects. Stop by the AE Global Media booth to share your views on design, the AIA, and your favorite structures in Virginia.
Sponsored by AE Global Media

Exhibit Hall Lounges
Take a break in our new lounge areas. Check your email in our Internet Lounge sponsored by Diversified Educational Systems (DES), or kick up your feet in the Virginia Women in Design Networking Lounge.

Virginia IFRAA Series
Friday
Virginia’s Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture presents a series of sessions on worship spaces.

Virginia Women in Design Series
Thursday
Discuss the challenges faced by women in the profession in this fourth annual series presented with Virginia Women in Design.
Virginia Women in Design is sponsored by Draper Aden, Gilbane Building Company, Glavé and Holmes Architecture, and Pace Collaborative

Virginia Society AIA Annual Meeting
Thursday, 1–2:15 p.m. E11b
Hear about vital developments, elect officers, and conduct other business affecting your professional society.

In FOCUS: Emerging Professionals
Thursday
Take part in a series of sessions  especially assembled to support the needs of emerging professionals and students.

 

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Tschumi Announced as ArchEx Keynote

Parc de la Villete

Parc de la Villette has become known as an unprecedented type of park of “culture” rather than “nature.” Photo courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects.

Equal parts avant-garde theorist, radical author/educator, and pioneering practitioner, architect Bernard Tschumi  will undoubtedly make an impression as the 2013 Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) Keynote Speaker.

Currently working from both New York and Paris, Tschumi first gained recognition in 1981 as a theorist with the exhibition and publication of The Manhattan Transcripts (and again later with Architecture and Disjunction, a series of theoretical essays published by MIT Press in 1994).

In 1983, he won the prestigious competition to design and build the Parc de la Villette, in Paris, prevailing over entries from Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, and Jean Nouvel.  Since then, he has made a reputation for groundbreaking designs that include the New Acropolis Museum, Le Fresnoy Center for the Contemporary Arts, and the Alésia Archaeological Museum, among other high-profile projects.

Acropolis Museum

The Acropolis Museum’s transparent enclosure provides ideal light for sculpture in direct view to and from the Acropolis.

Tschumi’s work has been widely exhibited, with solo exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Venice Biennale.  He served as Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York from 1988 to 2003. His most recent publication is Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color (Rizzoli, 2012), a comprehensive collection of his conceptual and built projects.

Registration for ArchEx begins in late August at www.archex.net. The ArchEx Keynote is sponsored by Froehling & Robertson, Inc.

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ArchEx Announces Call for Presentations

ARCHEX-250The Society’s annual convention, Architecture Exchange East, is the mid-Atlantic’s premier educational event and expo for the design and construction industry.  Celebrating its 26th year, ArchEx  is now accepting proposals for presentations at the conference which will take place Nov. 6-8, 2013, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, in Richmond. Va.

ArchEx will offer more than 70 engaging seminars and workshops, allowing attendees to earn as many as 18 AIA/CES learning units . These sessions, along with tours, the ArchEx Exhibit Hall, and a keynote address, will inspire and challenge the audience of architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, planners, industry leaders, and students.

Conference attendees tell us they want new and advanced content — the latest developments in the industry. Specific, focused seminars should be proposed, in one of these formats:

  • Three- or six-hour workshops, offered on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
  • 90-minute or three-hour seminar presentations to be offered on Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8.
  • Tours (duration variable), to include projects in progress, recently completed projects, historical interest, etc.

Read an overview of the program selection process and a list of suggested topics.  Propose an offering you think is relevant and timely, or pick something from the list. To propose an offering, complete and submit the Presentation Proposal Form by April 30, 2013. Your proposal will be reviewed and you will be contacted by June 2013.  Incomplete forms may not be accepted.

The Presentation Proposal Form may be completed online or downloaded (PDF, Word) at www.archex.net

 

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ArchEx 2012 Registration is Open

Photo by Jay Paul.

Registration is now open for the Society’s 25th annual conference and trade show— Architecture Exchange East. Held Nov. 7–9, 2012, in historic Richmond, Va., ArchEx features nearly 70 educational sessions, spectacular behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and more than 100 vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.  This year’s Keynote Speaker, Tye Farrow, discusses health and how architects are destined to change the meaning of the word. His work, called “breathtaking” by Society Vice President for Professional Excellence A. Ray Pentecost, III, FAIA, has been recognized internationally for the design of public and private sector buildings that enhance health.

Register online today or download the registration brochure.

Check out these highlights


Keynote Address
Active Health: How Architects Will Change the Meaning of Health
Thursday 2:30–4 p.m.
Featuring Tye Farrow, internationally recognized expert in salutogenic design and senior partner at Farrow Partnership Architects
Sponsored by Scott Long Construction and The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

ArchEx Exhibit Hall
Thursday: 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Discover the latest trends, products and technologies in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.

Virginia IFRAA Series
The Nature of Sacred Space: Church in the City
Friday, 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Discover the special design challenges faced by urban churches, urban congregations, and their (often historic) urban contexts.
presented with Virginia IFRAA
Sponsored by Scott Long Construction

Virginia Women in Design Series
Thursday
Discuss the challenges faced by women in the profession in this third annual series on women in design.
presented with Virginia Women in Design
Virginia Women in Design is sponsored by Glavé & Holmes ArchitecturePace Collaborative, and Draper Aden Associates

NEW! Health and Healthy Buildings Series
From improving indoor air quality to designing healing environments, discover the latest trends in building design to improve human health and wellbeing.

The Mid-Atlantic Design Showcase
MADS places your work in front of architects, engineers, interior designers, planners, landscape architects, contractors and students from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia at Architecture Exchange East.  Spaces are still available. Download the application to exhibition your work.

CONNECTIONS Cocktail Party
Thursday: 5:30–7 p.m.
Make CONNECTIONS at ArchEx! Enjoy networking, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and fun.
Sponsored by Riverside Brick & Supply Company and Shade & Wise Brick Co.

ArchEx Exhibit Hall Education
ArchEx is offering expanded educational opportunities right in the Exhibit Hall! Vendors will deliver content-rich information in 15-minute sessions on our Presentation Stage. If you attend a minimum of one hour, you can self-report product research, based on the time listening to presentations or speaking with exhibitors.

Virginia Society AIA Annual Meeting
Hear about vital developments, elect officers, and conduct other business affecting your professional society.

Coffee Breaks and Prizes in the Exhibit Hall
Join us in the Exhibit Hall during the breaks for a cup of coffee and prize giveaways. Take some time to chat with exhibitors and discover the latest in cutting edge products and innovations in the industry.
Cash prizes are sponsored by  Ames & Gough and Gropen, Inc.

ArchEx Bookstore
Don’t miss your chance to explore a wide selection of books and gifts in the ArchEx Bookstore hosted by the Virginia Center for Architecture Museum Shop.

Lounges
Check your email or relax in our lounges.
Sponsored by  Technology Assurance Group (TAG) and Diversified Educational Systems (DES),

 

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Two people talking

Give Feedback on the Repositioning Initiative at ArchEx

Two people talking

© 2006, The American Institute of Architects. All rights reserved.

In addition to educational sessions, architectural tours, special events, and the cutting-edge vendors you’ll find at ArchEx, AIA national is sending Kyle McAdams to interview you on behalf of its repositioning project. The year-long process is exploring the perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, needs, and value of architects. The data will be used to inform the development of a comprehensive plan to advance the position of architects and bolster the national dialogue about their role in society.

The design and marketing firm Pentagram and the association consultant firm LaPlaca Cohen have been hired to help with the effort, which began in March 2012. In CEO Robert Ivy’s words, their research will “filter up through the organization. They’re not telling us what to do. What they’re really doing is active listening.” Their findings will offer a new way to communicate about architecture and the AIA’s role within the profession. Once this message is synthesized, the two firms will investigate what communications channels would best serve to disseminate these messages to target audiences. Their findings will be announced at the 2013 AIA Grassroots conference.

ArchEx is the Society’s annual conference and expo — now celebrating its 25th year — and it takes place Nov. 7–9, 2012, in Richmond. Online registration for ArchEx is open through Oct. 30; register by Sept. 26 to secure the Early Bird rates.

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Designing an End to Illness

Credit Valley Hospital. Photo by Tom Arban.

Credit Valley Hospital. Photo by Tom Arban.

As the health care debate rages on in the public arena, chronic disease and illness are threatening to overwhelm the health care system. The cost of treating diseases like obesity, asthma, diabetes and heart disease is an enormous financial burden on the economy. Most of us recognize that architecture can have an impact on health, but what if it could actually make us healthier? What if it could help prevent disease? Reduce violence? Increase productivity? Architecture Exchange East, the Society’s annual conference and design expo, announces Tye Farrow, an internationally recognized expert in salutogenic design, as the keynote speaker.

For those not familiar, it may be easiest to understand the word salutogenic by first defining its opposite. If pathogenic is disease-causing, then salutogenic is health-causing. Salutogenic design focuses on creating, enhancing and improving physical, mental and social well-being through well designed and planned environments — environments where making healthy, sustainable choices is easy.  Farrow, senior partner with the Farrow Partnership, has gained international recognition for the design of public and private sector buildings that enhance health.

The concept of salutogenic design moves beyond conventional notions of sustainability to encompass not just the building’s impact on the environment, but also its impact on users.  It becomes another measure of good design.  “… we’re no longer going to settle for design that is simply profitable, or efficient, or sustainable, or programmatically compliant, or any of a dozen other measures of design success,” says Ray Pentecost, FAIA, the Society’s Vice President for Professional Excellence, in an interview with Bill Mallard in Architect magazine. “We are going to look for design standards that address and respect public health.” And the idea doesn’t just apply to hospitals, but to the workplace, schools, institutions, and homes. Now that sustainable design has moved from a niche specialty to something expected — even demanded — by clients, Pentecost believes that salutogenic design is the next great wave of theory and practice.

Farrow will present his keynote address at Architecture Exchange East on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Architecture Exchange East in Richmond, Virginia. Watch www.archex.net for information and registration details. The ArchEx Keynote Address is sponsored by Scott Long Construction.

About Tye Farrow

Tye Farrow

Tye Farrow

Farrow has designed award-winning projects across Canada and around the world. Recently, the Stockholm-based World Congress on Design and Health identified him as a global leader who is making “a significant contribution to health and humanity through the medium of architecture and design.”

His groundbreaking approach to promoting wellness at the Credit Valley Hospital and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Canada is viewed internationally as setting a new standard for health care design.

His work has been published in the British journals Architectural Review Magazine, AD Architectural Design and HD Hospital Development. He has been designated by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40; recognizing Canada’s “best and brightest.” The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) in the United Kingdom selected Farrow’s design for Credit Valley Hospital as 2007′s Best International Design.

He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.

Follow his firm on Twitter @FarrowPartners

Visit the website http://www.farrowpartnership.com/

Read the blog http://farrowpartnership.wordpress.com/

 

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