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Call for Submissions: Virginia Women in Design Electronic Exhibition

VWiDVirginia Women in Design (VWiD) is pleased to present its second electronic exhibit of work by women architects and designers. The exhibit will be featured in the VWiD’s floor lounge at Architecture Exchange East, the mid-Atlantic region’s annual architecture conference in Richmond, Virginia from Nov. 5–7, 2014. VWiD welcomes work of all scopes and from all disciplines. Designers can submit as many entries as desired. A separate form identifying the designer’s name, firm name under which the project was produced (if applicable), the project, and the work for which the entrant is responsible shall be submitted for each slide. In an effort to include work by emerging professionals, it is not necessary to have been the designer for the entire project, as long as the portion for which the entrant is responsible is clearly stated.
Please complete the entry form and submit it with JPEG images of your design to lmarshall@glaveandholmes.com by Nov. 3, 2014.

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Registration for ArchEx 2014 is Open

ARCHEX-250Registration for Architecture Exchange East, held Nov. 5-7, 2014, in historic Richmond, is now open. The conference and expo features nearly 70 educational sessions, spectacular behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and more than 100 vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.  Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects is this year’s Keynote Speaker. Discover more about his work>>

Find out more or register online today at  www.archex.net.

Special Events & Highlights

Keynote Address
Thursday 2:30-4 p.m.
featuring award-winning architect and educator Brian MacKay-Lyons, Hon. FAIA

ArchEx Exhibit Hall
Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 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 Shade & Wise Brick Co., Inc. and TOTO USA

Mid-Atlantic Design Showcase
Delight in the work being done by your colleagues. Call (804) 237-1763 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 Lounges
Take a break in our new lounge areas. Check your email in our Internet Lounge sponsored by Diversified Educational Systems (DES) and Technology Assurance Group (TAG), or kick up your feet in the Virginia Women in Design Networking Lounge.

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 Associates

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.

NEW! Project Delivery Series
Friday
The AIA National Project Delivery Knowledge Community presents sessions 401, 501, 601, and 701.

Mark Your Calendar for Nov. 5-7, 2014 for Architecture Exchange East.

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Volunteers Needed for ArchEx

ARCHEX-250We’re seeking a limited number of individuals to serve as volunteers at Architecture Exchange East. In exchange for your service, you can attend ArchEx for free on the day(s) you help out. Architecture Exchange East takes place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Nov. 5-7, 2014. Find out more at www.archex.net.

Positions:

Seminar Monitor: Seminar Monitors make sure attendees sign in for the seminar, answer questions, and introduce the speakers. Of course, you’re welcome to sit in on the seminar to earn learning units. We try to match monitors with their preferred sessions, but can’t always guarantee you’ll get your first choice.

Exhibit Hall Assistant: As the name implies, these volunteers assist in the Exhibit Hall. You’ll check badges and perform other tasks necessary for the successful management of the Hall.

Presentation Stage Monitor: These volunteers keep track of the time a presenter is on stage and giving a signal when their time is almost up. You’ll also help presenters with the microphone. (Don’t worry — we’ll show you how it works!)

General Helper: These volunteers run errands, collect seminar envelopes, help at the registration desk, escort speakers to their presentation rooms, etc.

Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of one full day in order to receive the complimentary conference registration.

While we try to accommodate all requests,  you’ll be assigned to positions where we have the need. You must fulfill your entire commitment to receive complimentary conference registration.

Volunteer slots are extremely limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis.  If you are interested, please contact us right away.

Ready to sign up? Contact Jim Walker at (804) 237-1777 or  jwalker@aiava.org

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ArchEx Registration to Open in August

 

Photo by Jay Paul.

Photo by Jay Paul.

Architecture Exchange East, taking place on Nov. 5–7, 2014, in Richmond, Va., features nearly 70 educational sessions, special events, and more than 100 vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.  Registration for the mid-Atlantic’s largest conference and expo for architects is expected to open Tuesday, Aug. 26. Early bird rates are available for only a short time, so plan to register before Sept. 26 to secure the best 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, students

Special Events + Highlights
Keynote Address
Thursday 2:30–4 p.m.
featuring internationally recognized architect, author, and educator Brian MacKay-Lyons, Hon. FAIA

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 Shade & Wise Brick Co., Inc.

Mid-Atlantic Design Showcase
Delight in the work being done by your colleagues. Call (804) 237-1763 or email cguske@aiava.org 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 Lounges
Take a break in our new lounge areas. Check your email in our Internet Lounge sponsored by Diversified Educational Systems (DES) and Technology Assurance Group (TAG), or kick up your feet in the Virginia Women in Design Networking Lounge.

NEW! Project Delivery Series
Friday
Explore architect’s leadership role in project delivery methods in this new series of sessions presented by the AIA National Project Delivery Knowledge Community.

Virginia Women in Design Series
Thursday
Discuss the challenges faced by women in the profession in this fifth annual series presented with Virginia Women in Design.
Virginia Women in Design is sponsored by Draper Aden

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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MacKay-Lyons ArchEx 2014 Keynote Speaker

Brian MacKay-Lyons, Hon. FAIA

Brian MacKay-Lyons, Hon. FAIA

The Virginia Society AIA announces Brian MacKay-Lyons, Hon. FAIA, as the 2014 Keynote Speaker at Architecture Exchange East.

In over 30 years of work, he and his firm — MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects — have built an international reputation for design excellence, winning more than 100 awards, including six Governor General’s Medals and two American Institute of Architects Honor Awards. In addition, the firm’s work has been featured internationally in over 300 publications and 100 exhibitions. Reminiscent of Taliesen or the Rural Studio, MacKay-Lyons also runs the Ghost Architectural Lab, which won an AIA Institute Honor Award in 2012. Although the lab is currently on hiatus, he hasn’t been idle.

Houses designed in Atlantic Canada have made MacKay-Lyons a leading proponent of critical regionalist architecture worldwide. This recognition has led to a transition in the practice toward increased public and international commissions, involving increased complexity in both design and project delivery.

The Keynote Address takes place on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Registration opens for ArchEx in late August.

About Brian MacKay-Lyons

MacKay-Lyons was born and raised in the village of Arcadia in Southwestern Nova Scotia. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1978 where he was awarded the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal. He received his Master of Architecture and Urban Design at U.C.L.A., and was awarded the Dean’s Award for Design.

After studying in China, Japan, California and Italy working with Charles Moore, Barton Myers and Giancarlo De Carlo, MacKay-Lyons returned to Nova Scotia in 1983 to challenge the historic maritime ‘brain drain’ trend, and to make a cultural contribution to Nova Scotia where his Acadian and Mi’kmaq ancestors have lived for centuries. In 1985 he founded the firm Brian MacKay-Lyons Architecture Urban Design in Halifax. Twenty years later, Brian partnered with Talbot Sweetapple to form MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Ltd. The firm has built an international reputation for design excellence confirmed by over 100 awards including six Governor General Medals, two American Institute of Architects Honor Awards for Architecture, 15 Lieutenant Governor’s Medals of Excellence, seven Canadian Architect Awards, three Architectural Record Houses Awards, and seven North American Wood Design Awards. A fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC), and the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA), MacKay-Lyons was named Honorary Fellow (International) of the American Institute of Architects (Hon. FAIA) in 2001.

As a full professor of architecture at Dalhousie University, he has contributed to architectural education for 30 years. He has held numerous visiting professorships and endowed academic chairs at leading universities including: The Peter Behrens School of Architecture in Dusseldorf, University of Houston, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Michigan, University of Arkansas, University of Maryland, Texas A & M University, Auburn University, Tulane University, Syracuse University, Middlebury College, University of Oklahoma, McGill University, and Harvard University. Brian has held an international summer internship called Ghost on his farm since 1994. He has given over 180 public lectures on his work internationally.

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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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