AIA Virginia Newsletter: May 2021

Why Invest?
The AIA Virginia Political Action Committee (PAC) is the primary tool Virginia Architects have to ensure our profession remains relevant and impactful for years to come. Why invest in the PAC?
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Call for Entries: Design Awards – New Award Categories Announced
The call for entries for the 2021 Design Awards program is now open! We’ve launched updated and revised awards categories. Entry deadline: June 24.
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Bonus: Learn more about updates to the program at our free webinar on May 14 at 4 p.m.
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The COTE corner
What does architecture have to do with climate change? Quite a lot since the built environment is responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions.
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Firm Roundtables
We have another round of Large, Mid-Size, Small Firm, and Emerging Professionals roundtables scheduled for May 27th. Connect with other firm leaders and build a network of support for now and the future.
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Special Meeting of the Membership
Join us on June 3rd at noon for a 30-minute meeting and vote on the proposed governance changes to the bylaws.
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2021 Honors Awards: Call for Nominations
Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition? Is there a firm that consistently produces incredible work? Is there a building that has captured your heart? Consider nominating them for AIA Virginia’s Honors Awards program. Deadline: July 1.
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Make Architects Relevant in Our Community – Register for ARCHITECTS Speak Up!
If you are a member of AIA Hampton Roads or AIA Northern Virginia, we could still use your help in making architects relevant in your respective communities!
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IAWA Kristine Fallon Prize
The International Archive of Women in Architecture is now seeking submissions that advance recognition of women’s contributions in architecture.
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Associated Thoughts: Finding Your Zone
In that vast ocean of skills, concepts, practices, and information that architects need to know–how do I find my zone, my own unique focus?
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Architecture Month
This year, AIA chapters across the region collaborated on Virginia Architecture Month programming. Please complete this brief survey to let us know what you thought.
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ArchEx Planning Group
Interested in helping curate content for ArchEx this year?
Contact Rhea George.

From the AIA Strategic Council
This has been an active spring with the Strategic Council with many initiatives that look to the future of the profession.
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Significant Changes from the 2015 VEBC to the 2018 VEBC
Get an overview of the major changes from the 2015 Virginia Existing Building Code (VEBC) to the 2018 version which is on track to become effective on July 1. Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. Free for members; $10 non-members.
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Call for Content: The June Equity & Inclusion Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the June Equity & Inclusion Issue of Inform? Submit your content suggestions to the Editor.

Meet the Fellows
Which new fellow is a chartered member of RIBA, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and a listed architect in the UK, Canada, and Australia?
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New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Get to Know These Young Leaders
We asked members of the 2021 ELA class the same five questions. Here are their inspiring answers.
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Welcome These 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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Va. HRC Presents: Preservation Through Documentation
Get an introduction to the Heritage Documentation Programs – HABS, HAER, and HALS — the federal government’s oldest preservation programs at the free webinar on May 12 at noon.
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Stuff It or Wrap It: Understanding Advanced Wall Designs with Continuous Insulation
This free, one-hour educational session at noon on May 19 will cover the latest in building enclosure technology for energy-efficient buildings. Earn 1 AIA LU | HSW.
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Cold-Formed Steel Light-Frame Construction
Tips for a thorough yet expeditious plan review and inspection.
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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.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: April 2021

We Walked Through Fire – But We Don’t Smell Like Smoke
AIA Virginia 2020 Year in Review.
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Getting Back to Work
Join us May 4th for a webinar on Navigating Vaccination Policies; Accommodation Requests; and Other Employment Law Questions.
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Make Architects Relevant in Our Community – Register for ARCHITECTS Speak Up!
Do you want to help make architects and architecture relevant in our communities?
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2021 AIA Virginia Prize Winner Announced
AIA Virginia announces the winners of the 2021 AIA Virginia Prize competition. Join us on Friday, April 16 to see the honored projects and hear from the jury.
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Firm Roundtables
We have another round of Large, Mid-Size, Small Firm, and Emerging Professionals roundtables scheduled for May 27th. Connect with other colleagues and build a network of support for now and the future.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Signature Events Go Virtual
ArchEx, Visions, and other signature programming will be virtual in 2021. Help us design the best experience by sharing your preferences by Friday, April 23.
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Associated Thoughts: On Making Mistakes
Mistakes happen. They happen all the time. But they especially happen when you are doing things for the first time.
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Help Document Modern Structures
Join us on April 29 to learn how to conduct field surveys of significant architectural resources from the recent past. A second session will teach you how to enter the survey data into DHR’s VCRIS database.
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Call for Content: The May Health & Wellness Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the May Health & Wellness Issue of Inform? Submit your content suggestions to the editor.

Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects, associate members, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Virginia HRC Survey
The Virginia HRC is requesting your input on how to best serve the needs of the preservation community. Let us know what programming you’d find most useful by sharing your preferences.
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Fellows Celebration
On Saturday night, April 10th, the Region of The Virginias celebrated the 2020 and 2021 elevated fellows – 13 in total!
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The Governor’s Office is Looking to Appoint Architects
This year, AIA Virginia will be providing the Governor’s Office a slate of candidates for consideration for appointment to two of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Boards and Commissions.
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Events Around the Region
Did you know Inform Magazine collects events from chapters and organizations from all around the region? Stay abreast of the very best events for architects and architecture fans by bookmarking the Inform calendar.
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Looking for a one-stop spot for Architecture Month events? You can find those on Inform too.
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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
April 16: 2021 AIA Virginia Prize Panel Discussion
April 19: Advocacy 101: Becoming an Advocate in Virginia
April 21: Key Retirement Planning Strategies for Architects and Firm Owners
April 21: Message Book Training: Strategies for Communicating Effectively
April 26: Advocacy 101: Becoming an Advocate in Virginia (Alternate Session)
April 28: Message Book Training: Strategies for Communicating Effectively (Alternate Session)
April 29: Conducting Field Surveys of Significant Architectural Resources from the Recent Past
April 29: Entering Field Survey Data into the Virginia Cultural Resources Information System (VCRIS)
April 30: Celebrating Equity through DeafSpace Design: An Exploration of Gallaudet University’s Campus
May 12: Va. HRC Presents: Preservation Through Documentation
May 19: Stuff It or Wrap It: Understanding Advanced Wall Designs with Continuous Insulation

AIA Virginia Newsletter: March 2021

Speaking Up with a Unified Voice
AIA Virginia has never been more resolved to strengthen the culture of advocacy within our organization.
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2021 Architects Speak Up!
There is an old proverb in politics; if you are not seated at the dinner table then there is a good chance, you’re on the menu.
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Leading with Efficiency and Inclusivity
If you missed the February presentation, please plan to join us on March 24th to hear the recommendations from the recent study of our governance. You will be asked to vote on these changes later this year.
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Key Retirement Planning Strategies for Architects and Firm Owners
Confused by retirement planning? Join us at noon on April 21 for this free webinar designed to specifically address the needs of architects and firm owners.
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An Update on the AIA Virginia J.E.D.I. Committee
Since its inception in September 2020, the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee has been dedicated to creating a more equitable architecture profession throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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General Assembly Wrap-Up
It was a different General Assembly session this year from its virtual format to lobbying by text messaging, calls, and videoconferences.
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Associated Thoughts: Springing Ahead
Despite the seeming sameness of a work-from-home, socially distanced life, we have all had lots of transitions this past year.
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The Heights Building Panel Discussion Recording Now Available
Speakers from Bjarke Ingels Group, Leo A Daly, APS, Silman, and Gilbane shared insights into the design and construction of this structural masterpiece.
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The Governor’s Office is Looking to Appoint Architects
This year, AIA Virginia will be providing the Governor’s Office a slate of candidates for consideration for appointment to two of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Boards and Commissions.
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Call for Content: The Energy Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share for the April Energy issue of Inform? Submit your content suggestions to the editor.

Roundtables Wrap Up
The Meeting of the Roundtables [Small Firm, Mid-Size Firm, Large Firm, and Emerging Professionals] occurred on Thursday, February 25. Click to read the highlights of each conversation.
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2021 Honors Committee Appointed
On Feb. 26, the AIA Virginia Board of Directors appointed the 2021 Honors Committee. Jim Clark, FAIA will serve as chair.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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2021 AIA Virginia Prize Jury Announced; Special Event Scheduled for April 16
AIA Virginia announces the jury for the 2021 AIA Virginia Prize, chaired by Rob Reis, AIA. In a new initiative this year, AIA Virginia is convening a post-competition conversation with the students from the 4 schools, the jurors, and designers from the region on April 16.
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2021 Membership Dues
Do you need assistance paying your 2021 membership dues or need to update your license status or contact info?
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Firm Directory
Is your firm listed in the Virginia Firm Directory?
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Meet the Fellows
Which AIA Virginia fellow recommends the Old Fashion at the newly renovated Cavalier in Virginia Beach?
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At the Last 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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PAC
If you want to opt-out of giving to the AIA Virginia PAC from your 2021 dues payment, please click here.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: February 2021

Racing for Relevance
Lately, I have been reading “Race for Relevance” by Harrison Coerver and Mary Byers. It is truly a great read and discusses what membership organizations, such as the AIA, need to do to remain relevant.
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Governor Northam to Keynote AEC Virtual Symposium
Register today for the AEC Spring Symposium on March 17 hosted by the Virginia Chapters of the ACEC, AIA, and AGC.
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Committee on the Environment
A group of Virginia members is reinvigorating Virginia’s Committee on the Environment (COTE). If you are interested in serving on a steering committee that will help envision and plan programming, let us know.
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AIA Virginia Prize Challenge Announced
The 2021 Prize brief was inspired by the Equal Justice Initiative’s Community Remembrance Project. The winning submission will receive the $2,000 Prize award.
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Calling for the Next Generation to Shape our Future
President-Elect, Robert Easter, NOMAC, FAIA, invites you to share your vision for AIA Virginia.
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AIA Virginia General Assembly Update
The regular session adjourned sine die on Monday, February 8th. Governor Northam called a Special Session immediately following which commenced on that Wednesday and will adjourn sine die on Monday, March 1.
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Meeting of the Roundtables
Join us on February 25 to connect with other firm leaders and build a network of support for now and the future.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Inform Call for Content: Accessibility Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share for the March Accessibility issue of Inform? Submit your content suggestions to the editor.

Insulated Metal Panels: The Perfect Envelope Solution
Earn 1.0 AIA HSW learning units at this free webinar on March 17 at noon.
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2021 Membership Dues
Do you need assistance paying your 2021 membership dues or need to update your license or contact info?
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Presenting Virtual Lobby Month in May!
As part of invest in future generations and develop visionary leaders for service, AIA Virginia is going to launch an event that provides advocacy training and connects members with state legislators.
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2020 Emerging Leaders in Architecture Class
The journey of the ELA class of 2020 was unprecedented for many reasons. Read all about it from the class members.
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Landscapes of Learning: A Panel Discussion about The Heights Building
Join AIA Northern Virginia Committee on Architecture for Education and AIA Virginia on March 5 for a virtual tour and panel discussion about the Heights Building with BIG, Leo A. Daly, Arlington Public Schools, Silman, and Gilbane.
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Associated Thoughts: Wintering
Anybody else feeling like the daily rhythm of work and rest is misaligned?
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Virginia HRC Presents: Lowcountry At High Tide
Join Virginia’s Historic Resources Committee on April 7 for our bi-monthly lunch and learn program featuring a book talk with author and American College of Building Arts educator, Christina Butler.
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Leading with Efficiency and Inclusivity
Join us on Feb. 22 to hear the recommendations from the recent study of our governance efficiency and inclusivity.
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Job Board
Check out the jobs available around the Commonwealth.
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Meet the Fellows
An inspiring profile that includes what it takes to be an architect of color.
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State Building Code
Technical Review Board Update
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Permanent Standards Approved
Infectious Disease Prevention of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19.
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Be A Featured Member
Every week, AIA Virginia features a member on aiava.org. To submit your information for publication, click here
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PAC
If you want to opt-out of giving to the AIA Virginia PAC from your 2021 dues payment, please click here.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: January 2021

Further Together
2021 AIA Virginia President, Sean Reilly, AIA, shares his thoughts as we embark on a new year.
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Student Design Competition Launches Jan. 22
The 2021 AIA Virginia Prize launches on Friday, Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. The competition is a design charrette that engages students at all the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia.
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2021 Political Outlook in Virginia
On January 13th, the Virginia General Assembly will gavel into the 2021 session during an unprecedented time.
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Showcase Your Objects and Graphics Work in Inform
Inform Magazine is seeking contributions for the February Objects and Graphics issue. Articles should be between 300-1,000 words may link to outside sources — including your firm or university website. Contact Rhea George if you’re interested.

Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Associated Thoughts: New Habits in a New Year
Other than a recent resolution to floss more consistently (stemming from the post-grad school financial shock of my first significant dental procedure), I have an admittedly poor record with immediate follow through on my resolutions.
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AEC Virtual Spring Symposium
Registration is now open for the AEC Spring Symposium hosted by the Virginia Chapters of the ACEC, AIA, and AGC.
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Announcing the New RAD
Sydney Huibregtse, Assoc. AIA has been selected as the new Regional Associate Director.
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AIA Virginia Welcomes Cranford
Please help us welcome Jody Cranford to the staff of AIA Virginia.
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Round Two of PPP Assistance: Economic Aid Act
An update on the CARES Act that now adds the Paycheck Protection Program to the SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program.
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Public Comment Open
Draft Final Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention: SARS-CoV-2 Virus That Causes COVID-19, 16 VAC25-220.
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2021 Membership Dues
Do you need assistance paying your 2021 membership dues or updating your license or contact info?
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New Fellows Regional Representative
Jane Rathbone, FAIA, has been named the new Region of The Virginias Fellows Representative.
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Where Are My People?
Dr. Kendall Nicholson, Director of Research and Information for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is excited to share the next piece of the Where Are My People? research series that investigates how architecture interacts with race.
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Be A Featured Member
Every week, AIA Virginia features a member on aiava.org. To submit your information for publication, click here>>

Meet the Fellows
Which Virginia Fellow includes in his design innovations the first precast dome ever constructed and the world’s largest wood roof?
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Latest Residential Firm Trends
The AIA’s Home Design Trends Survey is a recognized source of emerging trends in residential design and business conditions at residential firms. The latest release shows that billings, inquires, and design contracts have rebounded at residential architecture firms after the record decline in Q1.
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Free Resume Review
To help you navigate the current job market, AIA offers free expert résumé review services through the AIA Career Center. Simply visit your account overview page and scroll to the TopResume section at the bottom to submit.
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Highlights from the December 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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AIA Virginia PAC
If you want to opt-out of giving to the AIA Virginia PAC from your 2021 dues payment, please click here.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: December 2020

Isolation, Community, and the AIA
How are you doing in 2020? AIA Virginia President, Beth Reader, FAIA, shares her end of the year thoughts.
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HRC Storytime: My Weird Project
If you’ve worked in historic preservation, you’ve come across some pretty weird and wonderful stuff. To kick off the re-constitution of Virginia’s Historic Resources Committee, we’re hosting a social event on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. Got an unusual case study? A fascinating discovery? A horror story? Let’s hear ‘em!
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Hindsight: A Look Back at Foresight 2020
Between Oct. 2 and Nov. 6, the profession came together online for a dynamic exploration of design and to celebrate the people and organizations that shape our world.
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An Architect’s Guide to Sound Isolation
Need an HSW credit before the end of the year? Join us for this free webinar on Dec. 16 at noon.
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AIA Central Virginia Wins 2020 PAC Rumble in the Jungle!
For the second time in three years, AIA Central Virginia took home the annual AIA Virginia PAC Rumble in the Jungle award.
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Class of 2021
Meet the 16 members of the 2021 Emerging Leaders in Architecture program.
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Governor’s Revenue Forecast and Budget
Take a look at the 2020 revenue forecast and revised budget.
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General Assembly Special Session Wrap-Up
The 2020 Special Session began on Tuesday, Aug. 18, to address the forecasted budget shortfall, impacts directly associated with COVID-19, and the ongoing calls for social and criminal justice reforms.
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Welcome These 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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2018 USBC Code Cycle Update
Every three years, Virginia goes through a code change cycle and this latest round saw a flurry of code proposals – over 320 total.
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Looking for Members to Feature
Every week, AIA Virginia features a member on aiava.org. To submit your information for publication, click here>>

Migrant Labor Camps
Surprising to many, are the number of migrant labor camps in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Explore the codes for this housing
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Meet the Fellows
Which fellow started the Virginia Design Forum when he was President of AIA Virginia?
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Highlights from the October 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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PAC
If you want to opt-out of giving to the AIA Virginia PAC from your 2021 dues payment, please click here.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: October 2020

Use Your Voice – Being Silent isn’t an Option
In less than 2 weeks, the American people will decide who should be the Commander-in-Chief of the United States for the next four years.
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2020 Design Awards Announced
From a field of 180 entries, see the 33 designs that were selected by the jury for recognition.
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Virginia Women in Design
Join us tomorrow to hear Donna Dunay, FAIA talk about how you can be a part of the ongoing work of the International Archive of Women in Architecture.
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You Are Registered, Now What?
You’ve completed your attendee registration for the 2020 Foresight events: YAFCON, Architecture Exchange East, and Design Forum, now you are wondering “how do I access the events?”
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YAFCON 2020 Next Week
It’s not too late to register for YAFCON 2020: The Empathic Architect. Participate in daily programming – including panel discussions, conversations over lunch, and workshops on active listening and effective storytelling.
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Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing in Virginia
C-PACE provides affordable, long-term financing to commercial property owners to pay for energy efficiency, water efficiency, and onsite renewable energy upgrades. Join us for this webinar on Nov. 19th to learn more.
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Design Forum: In Praise of Shadows
We’re looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, Nov. 5 for the Design Forum featuring Steven Holl, Herve Descottes, Kristen Murray, and David Lewis. Plus – since we couldn’t be there in person — we’ve added a virtual tour of the ICA on Oct. 29 with Chris McVoy, Charles Piper, Rebecca Aarons-Sydnor, Michael Lease, and the ICA curator Dominic Willsdon. It’s not too late to register.
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Taking the ARE: It’s Not as Scary as You Think
Here are some takeaways that a member learned through the process and using the Amber Book material.
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Architecture Exchange East
Join us on Nov. 2, Nov. 4, and Nov. 6 for an incredible lineup of daily programming on climate, justice, and the future of the profession. Register today.
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Arnold Appointed
Virginia member Colin Arnold has been appointed to serve by Governor Northam.
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ELA Nominations Close Soon
Do you want to be in the 2021 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture, or know someone who should be? Applications are due Nov. 6th.
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Webinars from The Branch Museum
Welcome to a new day at The Branch Museum! We are excited to announce new virtual experiences through our two new webinar series.
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Virginia Revenue Forecast and General Assembly Special Session Update
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Member Survey
Complete our 15-minute survey and enter for your chance to win free registration to ArchEx 2021.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Regional Associate Director Applications Open
Are you an Associate AIA Member? Are you interested in confronting the issues recent graduates and young professionals face as they navigate the next step in their careers?
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AIA Richmond Continues its Pace in the RUMBLE in the JUNGLE
The winning chapter gets $1,000 for 2021 Architecture Week.
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Roundtable Highlights
This year, nearly 30 firms participated in the facilitated discourse which focused on the following topics: “Returning to the Office”, “General Sense of the Business Climate” and “Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion”.
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Welcome These 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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Associated Thoughts: Lonely Inspiration
For the last 200+ days, I have done my job as a designer alone in an empty room.
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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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Get Licensed
We still have a few $50 Amber Book subscriptions available if you are ready to get licensed.
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Meet the Fellows
Which fellow is from the same state as Frank Lloyd Wright?
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ACE Virginia Joint Owner Forum Recap with the Department of General Services
On October 14th, ACE held its rescheduled Joint Owner Forum with the Commonwealth’s Department of General Services (DGS).
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AIA Virginia PAC
An important message about your 2021 dues.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: September 2020

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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VANOMA
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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AIA Virginia Newsletter: August 2020

“This is hard. But we are going to be OK in the end”
Full transparency. Pandemic-life is hard for me. Arguably the hardest professional season that I have had to endure in my career.
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Love, Mazria Announced as ArchEx Keynote Speakers
AIA Virginia is pleased to announce that Ed Mazria and Andrea Love will serve as keynote speakers at ArchEx on Wed., Nov. 4.
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New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Save the Date: Visions for Architecture
AIA Virginia’s annual Honors and Awards gala, Visions for Architecture, will take place online on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 beginning at 4:30 p.m.
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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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Announcing YAF CON 2020: The Empathic Architect
Join your fellow emerging professionals the week of Oct. 26–Oct. 30 for a daily series of peer-led discussions over lunch and presentations by purposeful leaders each evening.
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PAC Award Update
AIA Richmond Takes Early Lead in the RUMBLE in the JUNGLE: Winner gets $1,000 for 2021 Architecture Week
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Associated Thoughts: Mentoring
Associate Director, Michael Spory shares what you should consider as you approach a potential mentoring relationship.
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Call for HRC Steering Committee Members
Virginia is reinvigorating its Historic Resources Committee (HRC). Let us know if you’d like to get involved in the steering committee.
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Licensing FAQ
Virginia Licensing Advisor, Michael Hammon answers some commonly asked questions about licensure.
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Welcome These 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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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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Meet the Fellows
Which Fellow worked in the office of I. M. Pei after graduation?
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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.
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From the DHCD: Industrialized vs. Manufactured
Factory-built homes come in two broad categories; do you know the differences?
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Is Your Information Up to Date?
AIA will be emailing and mailing 2021 dues invoices soon. Is your contact information correct? You can go to https://www.aia.org/my-account to make any changes, or email me at cguske@aiava.org.

AIA Virginia Newsletter: July 2020

What’s Your Mission Moment?
At the beginning of every AIA Virginia Board of Directors meeting, two Directors share their “Mission Moment.” It’s always interesting to hear how your colleagues are acting as citizen architects, mentors, and advocates for our profession.
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Design Awards Close Tomorrow
AIA Virginia’s Design Awards recognize outstanding design, built and unbuilt, from the past eight years. Submit your projects today. Learn More>>

AEC Industry Collaboration Roundtable
For the first time, the Virginia components of AIA, ACEC, and AGC will host a joint roundtable discussion for our members. Join us on July 23rd.
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Embracing Change: Signature Events Go Digital
AIA Virginia is pleased to announce that our signature programs for 2020 will be delivered virtually under the umbrella of Foresight 2020. You’ll get to experience Visions for Architecture, Design Forum: In Praise of Shadows, and Architecture Exchange East in exciting new ways.
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Working Towards Licensure?
Get a 2-month subscription to the Amber Book for $50.
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Mark Gardner Announced as 2020 Design Awards Jury Chair
Principal of New York-based firm Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects and Director for the Parsons New School MArch program Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA will serve as the jury chair for the 2020 Design Awards program.
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Rumble in the Jungle Update
Does Your Component Want to Win a $1,000 for 2021 Architecture Week? – Win the RUMBLE in the JUNGLE for the AIA Virginia Political Action Committee Award.
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Highlight Your Interiors Work in Inform
Show off your design research and interiors projects! Contribute a project profile or your research and insights to the upcoming Interiors Issue of Inform Magazine.
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New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Board Status Update for Membership – COVID-19
On behalf of the AIA Virginia Board of Directors, we want to thank YOU for being a member of our organization.
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Associated Thoughts
With so much out of our control, what do we do with our time when we as emerging designers are trying to find our way when faced with colossal uncertainty for the second time in the last 15 years?
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Welcome These 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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Listening Theatres: The Sounds of Iconic Landscapes and Architectural Spaces
Join The Branch for an online interview with artists Karen Van Lengen, FAIA and Jim Welty moderated by Joel Sanders, FAIA on July 21st.
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YAF Connection
Citizen Architect is the focus of the latest issue. Read about our younger leaders doing great things in their communities!
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APELSCIDLA Board Centennial
Read the Governor’s proclamation in honor of 100 years of licensure.
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AIA Film Challenge
Share your story about architects partnering with civic leaders and communities to design a healthy, sustainable, just world and you could win $7,000.
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Member Passing
We were saddened to hear of the passing of longtime member G.T. Ward.
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Meet the Fellows
Which fellow was the architect-designer of accessibility modifications for over 170 homes between 1974-2019?
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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.
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Highlights from the June 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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