On Friday, March 20, 2020, AIA Virginia hosted an open discussion on managing and working in remote teams. Several Virginia architecture firm leaders shared their approaches, best practices, and lessons learned.
Panelists: Robert Clark, PE |Baskervill Nick Cooper, AIA | HKS Bill Hopkins, AIA | Hanbury Rob Reis, AIA | Hanbury
Moderated by: Corey Clayborne, FAIA
Listen to the webinar and read the key takeaways below.
Communication and transparency are key.
When comfortable, share your camera during video calls. It enhances communication when people can see facial expressions.
Maintaining a sense of community is important. One firm hosted a virtual happy hour where team members shared their favorite drink recipes. Another gives awards for best hat or hairstyle during online team meetings.
AIA Virginia stands at the ready to serve as a resource to our members. As the architecture community — and the global community at large — move through this uncharted territory, please let us know how we can help.
The AIA has compiled the resources below to help members and firms navigate the rapidly evolving global pandemic. As new resources become available, the list will grow. Is there a resource we should add? Let us know.
Federal and State Government Resources and Updates
Breakthroughs in technologies, research, and thinking are dramatically transforming the AEC industry at an unprecedented pace. For 3 days this November, come together to envision what the future holds for the profession at Architecture Exchange East: Foresight 2020.
Identify critical changes designers must make to address the
climate crisis and learn how to effectively advocate for systemic change.
Consider how “the internet of things,” design automation, autonomous
transportation, and AI will change the way you work. Discuss what the “city of
the future” looks like and understand how you’ll need to adapt as a designer now
and over the next 5, 10 and 20 years.
Change is inevitable — be prepared to design the future instead of catching up to it.
Save the dates for Nov. 4–6, 2020
We believe community-driven content is the cornerstone of a great conference — which is why we want you to have a voice in the programming at ArchEx.
Our call for presentation proposals will launch in late March, but you don’t need to be a speaker to help shape ArchEx. Simply let us know what you want to discover.
Is there a topic you’ve been wanting to explore or experts you want to hear from that align with our theme of Foresight 2020? Maybe you have a panel discussion idea that has been percolating in your head for a while. Or a project you’ve always want to tour. Or a workshop concept that just needs to become a reality.
The idea can be rough around the edges, but we’re looking for something a bit more refined than “sessions for emerging professionals” or “historic preservation.” (Don’t get us wrong. We’ll definitely be curating content on those topics.)
Suggest a session below and we’ll help make your vision come alive. Plus, if your idea is selected, you’ll receive a discount code for 25% off your registration. Deadline: April 15, 2020
AIA Virginia is pleased to announce the jury for the 2020 AIA Virginia Prize. The competition — which took place over the weekend of Jan. 24–27 — challenged students to design an oyster hatchery in Norfolk. Students were asked to imagine sustainable solutions where humans and nature could gracefully coexist. [Read the full competition brief.]
Each school’s faculty reviews the submissions and sends up
to 10 finalists to Richmond for final consideration by the jury.
Conducted simultaneously at Hampton University, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and
Architecture Center, the competition is a design charrette that engages
students at all of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia. Students
are given the competition program on a Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. They work
over the weekend to create a design solution and submit it by 9 a.m. the
following Monday. The top submission wins a $2,2500 prize, with $250 prizes to
each “Best of School” honoree.
Launched in 1980, the competition is intended to promote
collaboration between the profession, students, and professors in Virginia.
Historically, the charrette has taken place in January, however over the last
several years, the competition has been hosted in September to accommodate an
ongoing scheduling conflict at one of the schools. Now that the conflict has
been resolved, the Prize weekend has shifted back to the spring semester to
better align with the demands of the academic calendar.
Development of the competition brief rotates between the
four schools annually — the 2020 Prize challenge was developed by Hampton
How many times have you walked past a construction site and seen signs promoting the general contractor? We think architecture firms deserve recognition on construction sites too! Construction sites inspire curiosity. They tell a story. Wouldn’t you like to help shape that narrative?
The AIA has created custom construction site signs to recognize how new construction will contribute to the community. We think this is a great idea — so we’re sponsoring up to 10 banners for members. We’d love to see at least one in each of Virginia’s 5 components.
If you have an active (or soon-to-be active) job site and are interested
in participating, please contact Rhea
Simply work with us to customize a banner by sharing a project
image, firm contact information, logo, and a compelling headline. These mesh
banners are durable and come with zip ties for easy fastening to a fence.
All we ask in return are a few photos of the sign posted at the job site.
Members can also create a Brand Shop account and design and purchase signs directly from the AIA.
Thank you, Madame Speaker, I rise for an introduction. Today joining us in the gallery are representatives from the American Council for Engineering Companies of Virginia and the American Institute of Architects Virginia Chapter. If they would please stand…
These organizations are present today to represent the important work that architects and engineers do for the Commonwealth, whether it is the design of buildings, parks, roadways, public utilities, electrical grids or renewable energy sources, or the next generation of the Commonwealth’s infrastructure. Architects and engineers have a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all Virginians through designing equitable, resilient, and healthy communities. They take an oath and must be dedicated to protecting the public health, safety, and welfare in performing their professional services.
Today, as Virginia responds to a changing climate, both architects and engineers are working together to respond to these effects by designing sustainable and resilient structures that reduce their impact upon the natural and built environment, and protect the life and property of all Virginians.
Madam President I ask that members of the body please stand and give them a warm House welcome.
Pictured in photo Bottom row, left: Lynden Garland, AIA; Kathy Galvin, AIA; Corey Clayborne, FAIA; Rob Comet, AIA; Chris Stone, PE Top row, left: John Stuart, PE; Eric Burke, PE; Nancy Israel; Paul Anderson, PE