Do You Still Have a Voice?
If we want the public to know what we do, I must ask you two questions. Do you still have a voice? If so, are you using it?
Ming Fung Announced as 2021 Design Awards Jury Chair
Design Partner of the widely recognized LA-based firm Mithūn, Ming Fung, FAIA, will serve as the jury chair for the 2021 Design Awards program. The deadline for submission is June 24.
Interested in Helping Us Elevate our Voice?
The AIA Virginia PAC Board of Trustees is looking for members to serve who are interested in helping the organization elevate its voice in advocacy and community engagement.
The Governor’s Office is Looking to Appoint an Architect to the State Building Code Technical Review Board
If interested in being considered for the slate, please click here to see submission requirements.
The COTE Corner
Want to integrate renewable energy into your next project but don’t know where to start? The Architect’s Primer on Renewable Energy, published Spring 2021, has just what you’re looking for.
Roundtable Wrap Up
What was discussed at the recent small, mid-size, and large firm roundtables as well as the emerging professional roundtable?
AIA Virginia Prize Exhibition at Torpedo Factory
An exhibition featuring the 2021 AIA Virginia Prize competition entries is on view at Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory Art Center through Aug. 8, 2021.
Associated Thoughts: Taking Rest
I wonder how–after 15+ months of extra hours, of thinner boundaries between work and
non-work, of uncertainty breathing down our necks–how we reactivate our habit to rest.
Interested in Historic Preservation?
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Art of Practice Date Announced
Current and aspiring firm leaders should save the date for the third biennial Art of Practice event on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. Held virtually, the half-day program is intended to cultivate leadership skills, identify solutions to common business problems, and fuel collaboration across the profession. With a focus on “what’s next” for the profession, attendees will hear from industry thought-leaders who will provide timely, relevant, actionable advice on how to grow and sustain their businesses. Registration opens soon.
ELA Day in Manchester
The 2021 Class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture recently spent some time in Richmond getting to know Manchester, our project location, and its people, those we are seeking to serve.
Let’s Welcome Our New PAC Investors!
We cannot have an influential voice without having relationships with our state legislators. As such, the PAC allows us the opportunity to build these necessary relationships through attending various fundraisers. Since May 15, the following individuals and firms proudly invested in our PAC.
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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.
Call for Content: The July Travel & Adventure Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the July Travel & Adventure Issue of Inform? Consider sharing your hospitality or destination projects! Submit your content suggestions to the editor.
Post-disaster Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) Training
SAP training provides architects, engineers, and building inspectors with the knowledge to provide rapid building evaluations in the aftermath of a disaster. Join us on July 9 to earn 6.5 AIA LU | HSW.
Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects, associate members, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
Meet the Fellows
Which new AIA Virginia Fellow said it takes patience and perseverance to be an architect?
Incorporating the Forgotten Thermal Benefits of Brick
This free webinar discusses the basics of heat transfer, relevant energy code provisions for walls, and how current research by the National Brick Research Center demonstrates the role that brick veneer can play in meeting or exceeding energy requirements in modern wall assemblies. Join us on July 13 at noon to earn 1 AIA LU | HSW.
Drainage + Drying in the Exterior Wall
Recognize the integral role of a gap within the exterior wall and understand the selection criteria to consider when designing for moisture management in wall systems. Learn the appropriate ways to determine drainage and drying principles for a variety for cladding systems. Join us for this free webinar on July 21 at noon and earn 1.0 AUA LU | HSW.
Unique Brick Architecture
Discover the various types of features that can be incorporated into anchored brick veneer, the limits of the prescriptive limits presented in the Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (TMS 402), and general detailing concepts to adapt these types of details to anchored brick veneer construction. Join us on July 22 at noon and earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW.
The 2018 Code Change Training (CCT – Live Virtual Sessions) schedule is now posted and open for registration. This schedule is tentative and is subject to change, so please check the website regularly for updates. In addition to the live virtual classroom, individuals may take advantage of self-paced online training provided through the Commonwealth of Virginia (COVLC). Online programs are available on-demand at any time and are offered as standalone presentations based on the VBCA classroom curriculum.