Be Nicer Than You Really Are
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are signs everywhere about hand washing, masks, and social distancing. I would like to propose that we add another sign.
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John H. Spencer Recognized as the 2020 Noland Medalist
A lifetime of groundbreaking leadership and commitment to education anchors John Spencer’s 2020 William C. Noland Medal recognition.
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Call for Applications
Do you want to be in the 2021 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture, or know someone who should be? Applications are now being accepted.
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Foresight 2020: The Complete Guide
Foresight 2020 is AIA Virginia’s online event platform featuring signature programming for 2020. Here’s your complete guide.
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ACE Virginia Joint Owner Forum
Join us for ACE Virginia’s interactive presentation with key decision-makers from the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) to discuss how the industry can most effectively collaborate with the Commonwealth.
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Visions for Architecture Goes Online in 2020: Raises Money for Scholarships
We’re trying some new things – like announcing the Design Awards live – with the goal of creating a vibrant, fun celebration of the people and organization who mean so much to our profession.
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We’ve got exciting breaking news on the status of the new Virginia chapter.
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Call for Proposals: 20×20 @ YAFCON
Got 6 minutes and 40 seconds to tell us about the incredible things you’re doing to cultivate the next generation of architects? We’re seeking presenters for a PK-style session on Oct. 30 during YAFCON 2020.
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General Assembly Special Session Update
AIA Virginia is watching two pieces of legislation that may impact your firm.
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Ambassador?
Are you a social butterfly? Are you professionally curious? Are you hoping to expand your professional network? If the answer to any (or all) of these questions is yes, consider becoming a Foresight Ambassador!
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Associated Thoughts
School is back in session.
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Crozet Elementary School Receives 2020 Test of Time Award
AIA Virginia honors Crozet Elementary with the Test of Time Award for achieving an enduring standard of excellence.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Virginia Beach City Public Schools Awarded the Architecture Medal for Virginia Service
Virginia Beach City Public Schools will be recognized for its commitment to environmental, social, and financial health in its building campaigns.
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AIA Richmond Widens Lead in the RUMBLE in the JUNGLE
The winner gets $1,000 for 2021 Architecture Week.
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Cheadle, Cushing, and Daniel Granted Honorary Membership from Virginia Architects
Judy Cheadle, Patrick Cushing, and Sam Daniel will be recognized by AIA Virginia with Honorary Membership for their sustained commitment and tireless work on behalf of the Commonwealth’s 7,000 licensed architects.
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Colley Appointed to APELSCIDLA Board
Virginia member Tim Colley has been appointed to serve by Governor Northam.
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Cox, Gordon, and Price Receive Awards for Distinguished Achievement
Al Cox, FAIA, Christopher Gordon, AIA, and Mel Price, AIA, will be recognized with the Award for Distinguished Achievement.
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Annual Meeting and Slate of Officers Announced
Join the membership of AIA Virginia on Nov. 4th for our annual meeting.
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McDermott and Parker Honored with Virginia Emerging Professional Award
Whitney McDermott, AIA, and Carrie Lee Parker, AIA, are recognized this year with the Virginia Emerging Professional Award.
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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.
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Bulova and VCU Office of Planning and Design Recognized with AIA Virginia Honors
Delegate David Bulova and the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Office of Planning and Design were recognized with AIA Virginia Honors in 2020.
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Meet the Fellows
Which Fellow enjoys what he does 24/7 and takes breaks doing watercolors.
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Working Towards Licensure?
Ready to take the ARE? Testing centers are open again. Get a 2-month subscription to the Amber Book for $50.
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Society’s Cage: An Interpretive Design Pavilion for the Black Lives Matter Movement
SmithGroup asks for your support of this project, and the possibility of bringing it to other locations. Additional donations will benefit the Architects Foundation’s Diversity Advancement scholarships.
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Virtual and Augmented Reality Survey
Can you spare 5 minutes to help Virginia Tech gather data on the perceived value of Virtual and Augmented Reality within the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction Industry?
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Highlights from the August Board Meeting
Read about the decisions made and items discussed at the last meeting of the AIA Virginia Board of Directors.
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