June is Pride Month. It is a time to remember the movements and celebrate the achievements toward social justice for our LGBTQ colleagues. We at the American Institute of Architects – Virginia must join that memorialization and celebration.
Honors Nominations Due Friday
Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition? Is there a firm with a great culture that consistently produces incredible work? Is there a building that has captured your heart? Consider nominating them for an award in AIA Virginia’s 2022 Honors Awards program. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022.
Change of Seasons
It is hard to believe that it has been five years since I took this position in June 2017. I knew the career opportunity as AIA Virginia Executive Vice President was going to be special, but you honestly never know how great something will be until you immerse yourself in it. As I look back over my tenure, we built something magnificent together that I know will live on in future seasons of leadership.
Young Architect’s Forum Update
Happy June everyone, there are a few updates and deadlines from the Young Architect’s Forum (YAF). It is all exciting and asking for engagement, so please read on!
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
Design Awards Deadline June 28
Entries to the 2022 Design Awards program are now being accepted. What’s new in 2022? In response to feedback from entrants and jurors, we’ve launched an Unbuilt Architecture category and clarified the description of the Design for Context category. The deadline is 5 p.m. on June 28.
Associated Thoughts: Design Forum
Sitting among colleagues and friends as we listened to the effect architecture has made in South America was already a powerful experience, but as an emerging professional in architecture, each message behind the presentations was more impactful than the last.
COTE Corner: We need your feedback
Help the Virginia Committee on the Environment (COTE) serve you better by completing this brief survey. It should take fewer than 2 minutes and will help us develop resources and programming to best suit your needs.
Inform Call for Content: Equity & Inclusion Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the Equity & Inclusion Issue of Inform? Submit your content suggestions to the editor.
Strategic Council Applications Open
With Donna Dunay’s term coming to a close, we are looking for a new Strategic Councilor to work on the AIA’s Strategic Council. Click to read more on the position and the qualifications.
Upcoming Educational & Networking Opportunities
June 16 @ 6 p.m.: Introduction to AIA Fellowship
June 23 @ 5 p.m.: “As-Built” Pride Happy Hour
June 28 @ noon: Accessory Dwelling Units in Fairfax County and Arlington County
Earn 1 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)
Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects, associate members, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
Free Practice Exams
To ensure that all candidates have access to affordable, high-quality study materials, NCARB has created a full-length, fully scored practice exam for each division of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®).