Architecture Exchange East is bringing together the brightest minds and most engaging speakers for AIA Virginia’s annual reunion of the profession. And, we think you should have a seat at the table (or lectern, as the case may be). We’re seeking polished presenters as well as fresh voices to share their research and expertise at ArchEx ‘23 in person in Richmond on Nov. 1–3, 2023.
We really value sessions that encourage conversation, connections, and collaborative learning. Think workshops, roundtables, tours, and interactive panels. Many of our session slots will be 60 minutes, but we’ll also reserve longer time slots for more in-depth explorations. All confirmed speakers will receive a 50% discount on conference registration.
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For 3 days in November, the profession came together at Architecture Exchange East 2022 to hear from designers who are (re)building their communities in innovative and impactful ways. Here are a few highlights from the program.
Clichés abound when it comes to making meaningful change in our world from, “it takes a village” to “think global, act local.” The common thread infers that effecting change is an overwhelming prospect only achieved by a vast movement or a brave (and organized) few willing to devote their lives to it. The panel discussion “Changemakers Working to Create a More Just & Equitable Society” on Friday, Nov. 4 at Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) will help to dispel these notions and demonstrate how community benefit can happen simply by embodying the change one wants to see and doing what one does best.
Registration is now open for the largest annual gathering of architects and design professionals in the mid-Atlantic: Architecture Exchange East 2022. We are excited to reconvene in person this year and we’ve built in plenty of opportunities to (re)connect with your colleagues!
Dina A. Griffin, FAIA, NOMA, IIDA, president of Interactive Design Architects (IDEA), will join the lineup at Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022.
This year’s program explores the theme of (re)building community. Through this lens, we’ll hear about her work — both her widely celebrated built work as well as her sustained work to build and nurture the pipeline into the profession.
Encouraging and supporting minorities in the profession has been a fundamental mission throughout Dina’s career. In a fireside chat with Interim EVP Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, hear how she’s working to build a more diverse, inclusive profession.
Resilience is the sustained ability of communities to withstand, adapt to, and recover from adversity. As we continue to emerge from a global pandemic and societal strife, we ask ourselves: how can we (re) build our communities?
Beyond new ways of working, what are the new paradigms for ourselves, our practices, our processes, our communities, and our clients? How are the design processes and resultant outcomes encompassing social justice and resiliency?
Join your colleagues Nov. 2-4, 2022 in Richmond (or online) at Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) as we begin our return to normalcy, collaborate, and explore how the profession can expand the dialogue and contribute to a growing common understanding. Through the lens of (re)Building Community, we’ll explore how to:
Make the profession an ever-increasing service
Develop design responses and ideas to support our communities
Contribute to healthier communities and the overall well-being of their inhabitants
Registration is expected to launch in early September.
Mark your calendar for Nov. 2-4, 2022! Reconnect with your industry peers and forge new relationships at Architecture Exchange East. Get inspired by new work, emerging research, and the latest technologies.