Architecture Exchange East (Live or Virtual Event)

Join us to hear from Marlon Blackwell FAIA. Blackwell is the 2020 AIA Gold Medal winner — the AIA’s highest annual honor given to an individual. His talk will be presented live at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Audience members will have the option to join the program in person or online.

Following his talk, join us for Visions for Architecture, AIA Virginia’s annual awards ceremony. A cocktail social will follow the awards celebration for in-person attendees.

*** Proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus is required to attend in person. Masks will be required at all times, except while eating and drinking. ***

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Architecture Exchange East (Virtual Event)

Join us at Architecture Exchange East on Thursday, Nov. 4 from 3-5:15 p.m. for Making Space: Designing for Inclusion to hear from pioneering researchers and advocates for inclusive design.

Chris Downey, AIA, Magda Mostafa, Derrick Behm-Josa, will each share insights and research in individual presentations. Then, they’ll all come together for a panel discussion moderated by Janice Majewski.

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Architecture Exchange East (Virtual Event)

Join us online for inspiring talks by Jonathan Moody, AIA at 1 p.m. and Zena Howard, FAIA at 3:30 p.m.

Plus, take part in Speed Networking at 2:15 p.m. for your chance to win 1 of 4 $100 prizes for Speed Networking attendees! Members: Don’t forget to join us for the Annual Meeting at 4:45 p.m. to hear about vital developments with your professional society, elect officers and conduct other business.

About our Keynote Speakers

Jonathan Moody, AIA, is the 2021 Young Architects Award winner and president and CEO of the 2021 AIA Architecture Firm of the Year.  His commitment to mentorship and meaningful community engagement connects directly to our theme of intention and consequences.

Zena Howard, FAIA, is an award-winning architect, strategist, mentor, and team builder, her career has been defined by visionary, complex, and culturally-significant projects, such as the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., that navigate social issues of equity and justice, restoring lost cultural connections by honoring history and memory. Her current work includes Destination Crenshaw, a community-inspired project in South Los Angeles that will be the nation’s largest art and cultural celebration of African American contribution to world culture.

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Architecture Exchange East Sponsors

Please join us in thanking generous sponsors. Please consider connecting with them to explore how you might work together on future projects.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship package.



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