From the President’s (at home) Desk
Now that most of us are working remotely, we’re bound to feel a little isolated. There is a way, however, to connect with other architects across the Commonwealth, and it’s through the AIA Virginia Roundtables.

Call for Entries: 2020 Design Awards
AIA Virginia’s Design Awards recognize outstanding design, built and unbuilt, from the past eight years. Submit your projects today.
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Help Us Keep our Next Generation of Architects
Join our new initiative to connect the graduates of Virginia’s Architecture Schools to architect members.
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PPP Funding Management + Getting Back to Work
Please join us for an interactive virtual panel discussion with O’Hagan Meyer Attorneys + Advisors and the Virginia Society of CPAs to discuss properly tracking and managing your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds.

YAF Summer Design Challenge
YAF Hampton Roads presents a design competition that challenges students to collaborate and innovate on an unbuilt conceptual project in Norfolk.

Foresight 2020
Architecture Exchange East. It’s our reunion, research lab, Academy Awards, election day, and graduation ceremony, all rolled into one annual, three-day event. So, what’s it going to look like this year?
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Call for Nominations: 2020 Honors Awards
Do you know an individual or organization that deserves recognition for their contributions to the built environment? Nominate them for an Honor Award.
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Virtual SAP Training
Have you always wanted to join us for Safety Assessment Program training? Now you can from the comfort of your desk.

Contribute to the Equity Issue of Inform
Are you an expert in accessibility, universal design, or affordable housing? Do you have insights to share on equity, diversity, and inclusion in the profession or the built environment?
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New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members, transfers, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.

Re-Opening Resources for your Clients
As states are beginning to reopen for commerce, your clients may be seeking additional guidance. Go to our COVID-19 resource page for resources we have been collecting that address various business types and industry sectors.

Get to Know These Young Leaders
We asked members of the 2020 ELA class the same five questions. Here are their inspiring answers.

Associated Thoughts
As an emerging professional, are you feeling out of the loop? Michael Spory has tips and tricks just for you.

Designing with Insulated Metal Roof Panels
Join us online for a free webinar at noon on Wednesday, May 20, and earn 1 HSW credit.
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Combined Event Calendar
Looking for one place to find all the free webinars and architecture events in the region? AIA chapters across Virginia and West Virginia are contributing to a combined calendar on Inform Magazine.

Gubernatorial Appointments
Submissions are due to AIA Virginia Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, FAIA by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Don’t Trash those Old Issues
US Modernist is seeking a few old issues of Inform Magazine and Virginia Record to complete the publication archive. If you’re cleaning and purging like many of us, keep an eye out for these issues. (They’ll pay for the shipping)

Economic Outlook
On May 20, AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker will share results from April’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI). Register for this 30-minute webinar on AIAU.

NAC Mentorship Survey
The National Associates Committee’s (NAC) Mentorship Workgroup is looking for associate and architect members to respond to a short survey.
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Meet the Fellows
Meet one of the newest Virginia members of the College of Fellows.

O’Hagan Meyer – free legal consultation
AIA Virginia and O’Hagan Meyer Attorneys + Advisors have partnered together to provide up to 30 minutes of Employment Law Counseling for AIA Members during this time of uncertainty regarding COVID – 19.

New Architect
Congratulations to the following member for passing his exams and gaining licensure.

ELA Class Member wins Pella Prize
The 2020 Pella-sponsored Undergraduate Thesis Prize winner is Christopher Cheng from Virginia Tech.

Building Safety Month
This year’s theme is “Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World” and the weekly themes include disaster preparedness, water safety, resiliency/sustainability/innovation and training the next generation.

Highlights from the April Board Meeting
Read about the decisions made and items discussed at the last meeting of the AIA Virginia Board of Directors.