Foresight 2020 is AIA Virginia’s online event platform featuring its signature programming for 2020, including:

Foresight 2020 programming will be accessible online from anywhere in the world. Nearly every session (except our social events) offers AIA learning units. See the complete Foresight 2020 agenda and speaker list or register online today.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Architecture Exchange East

DAY 1: Design Justice and Impact
Monday, Nov. 2

Featured Sessions
Noah Scalin — ArchEx kicks off with a creative challenge from artist Noah Scalin to re-energize your imagination and creative spirit!

Ace Callwood — JEDI consultant Ace Callwood shares a roadmap for creating a sustainable DEI program in your firm.

Joel Sanders — Hear about MIXdesign — a think tank and design consultancy dedicated to creating designs that respond to the specific needs of traditionally marginalized individuals.

Riding the Vortex:  African American Women Architects in Practice — Hear the unique perspectives of the Vortex Collaborators as they reflect upon the issues facing their unique cohort.

DAY 2: The Climate Crisis
Wednesday, Nov. 4

Featured Sessions
Ed Mazria — The founder of the 2030 Challenge and CEO of Architecture 2030 shares the steps designers must take right now to address the climate crisis and create lasting change.

Demystifying the 2030 Commitment: Firm Panel Discussion — Leaders from small, mid-sized and large firms share their research, best practices, and lessons learned.

Andrea Love — Hear about 2017 Young Architects Award winner Andrea Love’s groundbreaking work at Payette and the state-of-the art analytic tools used to minimize the impacts of buildings on the environment.

DAY 3: The Future
Friday, Nov. 6

Featured Sessions
The Economic and Construction Outlook— AIA and Harvard economist Kermit Baker shares his forecast for the industry.

Construction Site Data Automation with Agile Mobile Robots — Hear from Brian Ringley with Boston Dynamics and learn about the latest advancements in robotics.

LMNts: Design Research in Practice — Design research has fueled innovation and has had a profound impact on the practice, culture, and work of LMN Architects.

Resilience and Disaster Planning — Hear lessons learned from an A&E team who quickly responded to the COVID-19 crisis to identify and implement strategies to reduce the risk of virus transmission and build overall organizational resilience at the Institute of Defense Analyses.

Design Forum: In Praise of Shadows

Thursday, Nov. 5

Featured Speakers
Steven Holl, FAIA (Steven Holl Architects | New York, NY)
Steven Holl is widely recognized for his ability to blend space and light with great contextual sensitivity and to utilize the unique qualities of each project to create a concept-driven design.

Kirsten Murray, FAIA (Olson Kundig | Seattle, WA)
Throughout her 30-year tenure at Olson Kundig, Kirsten Murray has created buildings and spaces that strengthen and enrich communities. Long inspired by Scandinavian modernist traditions, her architecture emphasizes warmth, natural materiality, tactility and refinement.

Herve Descottes (L’Observitoire International, New York, NY)
Descottes creates the lighting concepts for all projects designed by L’Observatoire and has been recognized numerous times by the lighting design and architectural community.

David J. Lewis, AIA (LTL Architects, New York, NY)
David Lewis, founding principal of LTL Architects, develops solutions that work within project constraints to inform the design trajectory, exploring opportunistic overlaps between space, program, form, budget, and materials.

YAFCON 2020: The Empathic Architect

DAY 1: Monday, Oct. 26
Join a lunchtime conversation on entrepreneurship and practice models and an evening panel discussion about Intentional Leadership

DAY 2: Tuesday, Oct. 27
Join a lunchtime conversation about non-traditional project financing and an evening panel discussion about Unconventional Clients

DAY 3: Wednesday, Oct. 28
Join a lunchtime conversation about work/life balance and taboo topics and an evening workshop about Active Listening/Effective Storytelling

DAY 4: Thursday, Oct. 29
Join a lunchtime conversation about the impact of the pandemic on EPs and an evening presentation of the 2020 class project from the Emerging Leaders in Architecture

DAY 5: Friday, Oct. 30
Join a lunchtime conversation JEDI issues and an evening PK focused on the topic of “From the Ground Up: Cultivating the Next Generation”

REGISTRATION OPTIONS AND PRICING

Foresight 2020 All Access Pass
Choose this option if you want to do it all! Take your pick of any the sessions in our signature events or join us for everything.

  • AIA Member: $140
  • Assoc. AIA: $120
  • Non-member: $200
  • Student: $15

Design Forum: In Praise of Shadows Pass
This ticket gives you access to the Design Forum on Thursday, Nov. 5. The program features Steven Holl, Kirsten Murray, Herve Descottes, David Lewis, and Kendall Buster — plus, a bonus virtual tour of the ICA on Oct. 29!

  • AIA Member: $70
  • Assoc. AIA: $60
  • Non-member: $100
  • Student: $10

Architecture Exchange East Pass
We’ve assembled three incredible days of programming for ArchEx. This ticket gives you access to all of the sessions on Monday, Nov. 2, Wednesday, Nov. 4 and Friday, Nov. 6. And, ArchEx registration includes admission to YAFCON 2020, so there’s no need to purchase a separate ticket!

  • AIA Member: $70
  • Assoc. AIA: $60
  • Non-member: $100
  • Student: $10

YAFCON 2020 Pass
Virginia’s Young Architects’ Forum (YAF) leaders have curated a week-long event designed to serve emerging professionals. ArchEx admission includes YAFCON, so use this option if you aren’t planning to attend any ArchEx programming.

  • AIA Member: $50
  • Assoc. AIA: $30
  • Non-member: $100
  • Student: $10

Visions for Architecture & Social Events Only Pass
We’re offering lots of free programming through Foresight 2020.

  • Visions for Architecture
  • Firm Roundtables
  • Women in Design: Lunch and Conversation

Additional free events may be added, so check our agenda or watch your email for announcements.

Admission to Visions for Architecture and other social events are included free with all the other registration options, so choose this one if you aren’t planning on attending any of the other ticketed programming.

Register online.

ABOUT THE VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL and SPONSORS

Check out the latest innovative products, services, and solutions from the industry’s best building product manufacturers in the Foresight 2020 virtual exhibit hall. Be sure to make time to speak with these important supporters of the program.

And, please take a moment to thank our sponsors.