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Elevate Your Career

 “Design can ELEVATE ordinary experiences to extraordinary levels.”

             ~ Russell E. Davidson, FAIA | 2016 AIA President

ELEVATE your career!  You won’t want to miss Architecture Exchange East 2016 …

As I contemplated possible topics for this month’s newsletter article, I decided that concentrating on our largest gathering of architects was well worthy of the space and attention!  Last year, for Architecture Exchange East 2015, our focus was on enriching the experience for our attendees.  We enlivened our signature member event in a way that had everyone departing with their ‘batteries fully recharged.’  Dozens of aspects of the conference were energized, in alignment with our desire to make it more aspirational – and inspirational – for everyone.

Folks definitely noticed the CHANGE in last year’s Architecture Exchange East.  89% of attendees rated the event good or excellent, and 93% indicated that they plan to attend this year.  Their favorite things included the new layout of the ballroom for general sessions, the opening and closing keynote speakers, the convention ‘app,’ and shorter, higher-quality educational seminars.  Votes for the least-favorite things included lunch seating, cost and availability of parking, and low exhibitor numbers.

There were a number of excellent suggestions for improving the quality of the experience, and we’ve taken many of those to heart in planning for ArchEx 2016: better registration system, enhanced seminar descriptions, collaboration with allied professional groups, and even more ‘meet and greet’ time.

ArchEx 2016 will elevate the profession with its renewed emphasis on networking, innovative learning methods, and dynamic new materials and products.  You should have already received the mega-card in the mail, and registration opened August 30.  Additional promotional materials will arrive shortly that will further stimulate your interest in participating.  And for those of you who are focused on obtaining credits, a total of 19 hours will be available, 14.5 of which are HSW.  Schedule highlights include:

  • New ‘eye-opener’ educational seminars both mornings;
  • Thursday morning opening keynote speaker Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, an authority in the AIA on all issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. Rosa will share why equity in practice matters, and on elevating architecture’s impact;
  • AIA Virginia Annual Membership Meeting Thursday, November 3, 12:45 p.m., room E11a.
  • Meet and greet events all of Thursday, with a Welcome Coffee in the morning, the exhibit hall Connections Party late in the afternoon, and Networking parties in the evening;
  • Seminar tracks on business, design, building science, sustainability, and materials/products;
  • Tours of the Metl-Span Factory, the Branch House + Broad Street Station (now the Science Museum of Virginia), the State Capitol, and streetscapes of downtown Richmond;
  • Friday afternoon closing keynote speaker Mickey Jacob, FAIA, the AIA’s favorite Citizen Architect, 2013 AIA President, and 2018 Tampa Mayoral candidate. Mickey’s message will elevate your career and your engagement as a vital contributor to the built environment;
  • Visions for Architecture, AIA Virginia’s honors and design awards ceremony/celebration at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Friday evening.

I look forward to sharing an elevating experience with you at the Greater Richmond Convention Center during Architecture Exchange East 2016, November 2-4!

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Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA | Executive Vice President/CEO

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ArchEx 2016 Keynote Speakers

We are not looking back! Architecture Exchange East 2016 will elevate the profession with our renewed emphasis on networking, innovative learning methods, and dynamic new materials and products. Now in its 29th year, ArchEx continues to be the mid-Atlantic’s largest annual educational event and expo with more than 60 educational sessions, behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and cutting-edge vendors.

Delivering the opening and closing keynotes this year at Architecture Exchange East will be Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, and Mickey Jacob, FAIA.

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Founder and Chair for Equity by Design and Treasurer of AIA San Francisco. Leading the charge for more research on talent retention in the profession, Rosa led the 2014 and 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey projects, authored AIA National Resolution 15-1, and served on the Equity in Architecture Commission. She has presented keynotes nationally and abroad including Boston, New York, Lisbon, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle and San Francisco. Equity by Design and the Equity in Architecture movement have been featured in Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TEDxPhiladelphia and KQED/NPR.

Mickey Jacob, FAIA

Mickey Jacob, FAIA

A native of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Mickey Jacob, FAIA graduated from the University of Detroit School of Architecture in 1981 and relocated immediately to Tampa where he has practiced Architecture for 35 years. A founding partner at Urban Studio Architects for over 25 years, currently Mickey is the Executive Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at BDG Architects after a 2013 merger. An Architect dedicated to leadership in the profession of architecture, in business, in the public realm, and in politics with a commitment to create inspiring places and engage with the important issues to make a better-built environment that improves the quality of life for everyone in the community. With a focus on Corporate Interiors and Hospitality projects, Mickey’s work over the years include the Epicurean Hotel, Grand Central on Kennedy, Lykes Lines Corporate Headquarters, myMatrixx Headquarters, Metro 510, The Birchwood, IBM Regional Headquarters, United States Central Command Situation Room and “J” War Rooms, and Mise en Place Restaurant.

Registration opens Aug. 30 at www.ArchEx.net. Don’t miss it!

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Attend ArchEx for Free

We’re seeking individuals to serve as volunteers at Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx). In exchange for your service, you can attend ArchEx for free on the day(s) you volunteer. Architecture Exchange East takes place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Nov. 2-4, 2016.

We are looking for volunteers who are capable of completing a number of different tasks throughout the conference including hosting events, monitoring classrooms, assisting at registration, and more. Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of one full day in order to receive the complimentary conference registration. While we try to accommodate all requests, you’ll be assigned to where you are needed most.

Limited positions available, so please contact us right away.

Contact Marshall Dreiling via email at mdreiling@aiava.org.

Registration for ArchEx 2016 opens Aug. 30, 2016.

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Sheng to Deliver Opening Keynote

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C will deliver the opening keynote address at the 2016 Architecture Exchange East convention this November in Richmond. Sheng will be speaking on “Why Equity (in Practice) Matters – Elevating Architecture’s Impact”

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Equitable practice has the potential to foster success on multiple levels – equity in the workplace, and socially just access to basic resources, healthier communities and resilient public space in our urban centers. The value proposition of equity at all these levels is rooted in empathy, transparency, education, collaboration and trust.

The lack of equity in Architectural practice and allied professions has made Architects prone to lose talent to other more lucrative career paths due to factors that challenge retention; long hours, low pay, work that is misaligned with professional goals, and lack of transparency for promotion and compensation.

In order to achieve equity in the built environment, the design workforce needs to diversify to reflect the rapidly changing demographic of people that we are charged to serve. Architecture is also prone to the public not fully understanding the value or potential of what Architects can bring to the table. In terms of social impact, design has the power to inform more equitable, resilient, sustainable and relevant built environments for the increasingly multicultural population of our nation.

Join us in Richmond this November! Registration for ArchEx opens August 30, 2016.

About Sheng

Rosa T. Sheng, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is a Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Founder and Chairperson for Equity by Design an AIA San Francisco committee. As a licensed architect with 21 years experience in Architecture and design, Rosa has led a variety of award-winning and internationally acclaimed projects, from the aesthetically minimal, highly technical development of the glass structures for Apple’s original high-profile retail stores, to the innovative and sustainable LEED NC Gold–certified Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College in Oakland, California. She is currently working on innovative and sustainable projects including a lecture hall at the University of California, Davis.

As the Founding Chair of the AIASF Committee Equity by Design, Rosa led the pivotal 2014 and 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey projects, authored AIA National Resolution 15-1, and served on the Equity in Architecture Commission. These efforts have launched a national conversation for achieving equitable practice in the architecture profession. Since the group started, Rosa has been presenting nationally and abroad – including Boston, New York, Lisbon, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Seattle, New Orleans. The group’s outreach for equity in architecture has been featured in Architect Magazine, Architectural Record, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, TEDxPhiladelphia and KQED/NPR.

Rosa currently serves on AIA San Francisco’s Board of Directors as Treasurer,  the AIA National Equity in Architecture Commission, AIA National Diversity & Inclusion Council, is a member of SCUP, USGBC, and NCARB Supervisor.

About the Equity by Design

Fueled by the persistent and striking gender inequity within architectural practice, where women compose only 12–18 percent of AIA members, licensed architects, and senior firm leadership, Equity by Design, a committee of AIASF, was developed as a call to action for both women and men to help realize the goal of equitable practice to retain talent, advance the profession and communicate the value of design to society. The 2014 Equity in Architecture Survey with nearly 2300 respondents has sparked a much-needed dialogue that has resulted in a sold-out 250 person symposium, wide-spread media coverage and requests for EQxD presentations nationally and beyond. In 2016, the group conducted its 2nd survey with over 8,000 respondents and the 4th symposium planned on 10/29 at the San Francisco Art Institute.

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Elevation

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The theme for the 29th annual AIA Virginia convention will be Elevation

  • Elevation of the human condition through the power of architecture
  • Elevation of the profession through the sharing of knowledge
  • Elevation of your career through professional development
  • Elevation as a view of crucial architectural elements
  • Elevation as we look at rising sea levels and climate change
  • Elevation to Fellowship

Have an idea for an event, tour or seminar? Contact Marshall Dreiling, Education Manager, mdreiling@aiava.org

Registration opens in August.

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Registration Now Open

Register for Architecture Exchange East 2015>>

The wait is over. Registration is now open for Architecture Exchange East 2015, one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the mid-Atlantic.

This year’s schedule includes keynotes from Andrew Freear and David Zach, 80+ career-changing workshops, seminars, tours, and events led by visionaries, networking dinners and the Visions for Architecture Gala.

View the full event schedule>>

Register today for seminars, tours and events before they sell out! 

Discount registration rates good through Oct. 20, 2015.
Online registration closes Oct. 28, 2015.

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Call for Submissions: Virginia Women in Design Electronic Exhibition

VWiDVirginia Women in Design (VWiD) is pleased to present its second electronic exhibit of work by women architects and designers. The exhibit will be featured in the VWiD’s floor lounge at Architecture Exchange East, the mid-Atlantic region’s annual architecture conference in Richmond, Virginia from Nov. 5–7, 2014. VWiD welcomes work of all scopes and from all disciplines. Designers can submit as many entries as desired. A separate form identifying the designer’s name, firm name under which the project was produced (if applicable), the project, and the work for which the entrant is responsible shall be submitted for each slide. In an effort to include work by emerging professionals, it is not necessary to have been the designer for the entire project, as long as the portion for which the entrant is responsible is clearly stated.
Please complete the entry form and submit it with JPEG images of your design to lmarshall@glaveandholmes.com by Nov. 3, 2014.

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Registration for ArchEx 2014 is Open

ARCHEX-250Registration for Architecture Exchange East, held Nov. 5-7, 2014, in historic Richmond, is now open. The conference and expo features nearly 70 educational sessions, spectacular behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events, and more than 100 vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.  Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects is this year’s Keynote Speaker. Discover more about his work>>

Find out more or register online today at  www.archex.net.

Special Events & Highlights

Keynote Address
Thursday 2:30-4 p.m.
featuring award-winning architect and educator Brian MacKay-Lyons, Hon. FAIA

ArchEx Exhibit Hall
Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Discover the latest trends, products and technologies in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.

CONNECTIONS Cocktail Party
Thursday: 5:30-7 p.m.
Enjoy networking, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and fun.
Sponsored by Shade & Wise Brick Co., Inc. and TOTO USA

Mid-Atlantic Design Showcase
Delight in the work being done by your colleagues. Call (804) 237-1763 to exhibit your work.

ArchEx Bookstore
Pick up the latest design-inspired books and gifts in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.
Sponsored by Acuity Business Solutions

ArchEx Exhibit Hall Education
Take part in educational opportunities right in the Exhibit Hall! Vendors deliver content-rich information in 15-minute sessions on our Presentation Stage.

Exhibit Hall Lounges
Take a break in our new lounge areas. Check your email in our Internet Lounge sponsored by Diversified Educational Systems (DES) and Technology Assurance Group (TAG), or kick up your feet in the Virginia Women in Design Networking Lounge.

Virginia Women in Design Series
Thursday
Discuss the challenges faced by women in the profession in this fourth annual series presented with Virginia Women in Design. See sessions 101, 201, and 301.
Virginia Women in Design is sponsored by Draper Aden Associates

Virginia Society AIA Annual Meeting
Thursday, 1-2:15 p.m. E11b
Hear about vital developments, elect officers, and conduct other business affecting your professional society.

In FOCUS: Emerging Professionals
Thursday
Take part in a series of sessions that was assembled especially to support the needs of emerging professionals and students.

NEW! Project Delivery Series
Friday
The AIA National Project Delivery Knowledge Community presents sessions 401, 501, 601, and 701.

Mark Your Calendar for Nov. 5-7, 2014 for Architecture Exchange East.

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Volunteers Needed for ArchEx

ARCHEX-250We’re seeking a limited number of individuals to serve as volunteers at Architecture Exchange East. In exchange for your service, you can attend ArchEx for free on the day(s) you help out. Architecture Exchange East takes place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Nov. 5-7, 2014. Find out more at www.archex.net.

Positions:

Seminar Monitor: Seminar Monitors make sure attendees sign in for the seminar, answer questions, and introduce the speakers. Of course, you’re welcome to sit in on the seminar to earn learning units. We try to match monitors with their preferred sessions, but can’t always guarantee you’ll get your first choice.

Exhibit Hall Assistant: As the name implies, these volunteers assist in the Exhibit Hall. You’ll check badges and perform other tasks necessary for the successful management of the Hall.

Presentation Stage Monitor: These volunteers keep track of the time a presenter is on stage and giving a signal when their time is almost up. You’ll also help presenters with the microphone. (Don’t worry — we’ll show you how it works!)

General Helper: These volunteers run errands, collect seminar envelopes, help at the registration desk, escort speakers to their presentation rooms, etc.

Volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of one full day in order to receive the complimentary conference registration.

While we try to accommodate all requests,  you’ll be assigned to positions where we have the need. You must fulfill your entire commitment to receive complimentary conference registration.

Volunteer slots are extremely limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis.  If you are interested, please contact us right away.

Ready to sign up? Contact Jim Walker at (804) 237-1777 or  jwalker@aiava.org

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ArchEx Registration to Open in August

 

Photo by Jay Paul.

Photo by Jay Paul.

Architecture Exchange East, taking place on Nov. 5–7, 2014, in Richmond, Va., features nearly 70 educational sessions, special events, and more than 100 vendors in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.  Registration for the mid-Atlantic’s largest conference and expo for architects is expected to open Tuesday, Aug. 26. Early bird rates are available for only a short time, so plan to register before Sept. 26 to secure the best registration rate. Visit www.archex.net for details or to register.

Who should attend?
Architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects, planners, builders, firm administrators, emerging professionals, students

Special Events + Highlights
Keynote Address
Thursday 2:30–4 p.m.
featuring internationally recognized architect, author, and educator Brian MacKay-Lyons, Hon. FAIA

ArchEx Exhibit Hall
Thursday: 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Discover the latest trends, products and technologies in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.

CONNECTIONS Cocktail Party
Thursday: 5:30–7 p.m.
Enjoy networking, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and fun.
Sponsored by Shade & Wise Brick Co., Inc.

Mid-Atlantic Design Showcase
Delight in the work being done by your colleagues. Call (804) 237-1763 or email cguske@aiava.org to exhibit your work.

ArchEx Bookstore
Pick up the latest design-inspired books and gifts in the ArchEx Exhibit Hall.
Sponsored by Acuity Business Solutions

ArchEx Exhibit Hall Education
Take part in educational opportunities right in the Exhibit Hall! Vendors deliver content-rich information in 15-minute sessions on our Presentation Stage.

Exhibit Hall Lounges
Take a break in our new lounge areas. Check your email in our Internet Lounge sponsored by Diversified Educational Systems (DES) and Technology Assurance Group (TAG), or kick up your feet in the Virginia Women in Design Networking Lounge.

NEW! Project Delivery Series
Friday
Explore architect’s leadership role in project delivery methods in this new series of sessions presented by the AIA National Project Delivery Knowledge Community.

Virginia Women in Design Series
Thursday
Discuss the challenges faced by women in the profession in this fifth annual series presented with Virginia Women in Design.
Virginia Women in Design is sponsored by Draper Aden

Virginia Society AIA Annual Meeting
Thursday, 1–2:15 p.m. E11b
Hear about vital developments, elect officers, and conduct other business affecting your professional society.

In FOCUS: Emerging Professionals
Thursday
Take part in a series of sessions especially assembled to support the needs of emerging professionals and students.

 

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Membership News

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Virginia Accord

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    Bringing together the planning and design disciplines to examine two key themes critical to the future — job creation and environmental sustainability — on Sept. 19-20, 2014 at the Virginia Accord.