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AIA Virginia News: May 2017

Inspiration from A’17
AIA Virginia President Bill Brown, AIA, shares a few inspirational thoughts about his experiences at A’17. More>>

Seeking Approval of Revised Bylaws
The members of AIA Virginia are now being asked to consider the revised bylaws, for a vote of adoption during the June 16, 2017, virtual Meeting of the Membership. Register for the bylaws webinar and the membership meeting. More>>

AIA Virginia Names New EVP
As you’ve heard by now, R. Corey Clayborne, AIA, has been named the sixth Executive Vice President of AIA Virginia upon the June 30, 2017, departure of Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA. More>>

Deadline Approaching
The 30th annual Architecture Exchange East is looking for inspired seminars, tours, and events! Make sure you submit your presentations by May 31st for consideration. More>>

Virtual Membership Meeting
Please take a moment to register for the upcoming virtual membership meeting. The June webinar will include important updates to your association and a vote on revised bylaws. More>>

Design Awards – Call for Entries
Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Architecture. More>>

AIA Virginia Honors – Call for Nominations
It’s time to submit your nominations for AIA Virginia Honors and recognize the best efforts of Virginians who, by profession or avocation, have made creating, preserving, and enhancing Virginia’s communities an important life commitment. More>>

Save the Date
Design Forum XIII is coming to Roanoke in 2018. More>>

Virginia Press Association Launches Statewide Public Notice Website
A new, free website is keyword searchable and will provide access to all local, state and federal government public notices. More>>

Life Insurance and Estate Planning
Over the past month, Chartwell Capital revamped the health care and retirement benefits for a firm of 150 employees. They are ready to help you too. More>>

Firm Benchmarking Tool & Foresight Report
AIA has announced two exciting new resources to help you and your business. More>>

Welcome These New Members
The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia as Architects, Associate Architects, transfers from other chapters, or AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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AIA Virginia News: April 2017

Reflecting on Firm Culture
In her bi-monthly column, Helene Dreiling, FAIA reflects on firm culture, following the first AIA Virginia Art of Practice conference. More>>

New 2017 AIA Owner/Architect Agreements: First Look!
You are invited to a pre-release program on the upcoming changes to the new AIA owner/architect agreements. More>>

Call for Presentations
celebrating its 30th year, ArchEx has always strived to help push the profession forward. We are looking for exciting and engaging topics and speakers to make this historic ArchEx, a truly special one. More>>

Comprehensive Bylaws Revision
In July 2015, AIA Virginia commenced a comprehensive review and revision of the organization’s Bylaws, working through a Bylaws Task Group. More>>

Virtual Membership Meeting
AIA Virginia will again hold a virtual membership meeting this June to discuss important updates to your association and to vote on revised bylaws. More>>

Art of Practice Photo Gallery
The first Art of Practice conference brought together firm leaders and emerging professionals from throughout the state to discuss firm culture topics ranging from equity and diversity to leadership development and building effective teams. More>>

Virginia Town Hall Regulatory Action Notice
The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation has made us aware of the opportunity for public participation and comment during a period for regulatory review. More>>

Region of The Virginias Reception at A’17
Are you attending A’17, the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando? Join your colleagues for a reception.
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Hampton University Celebrates with Beaux Arts Ball
To celebrate the 75th anniversary, the department of architecture at Hampton University is holding a Beaux Arts Ball on April 29. More>>

Trade Mission – Opportunity in Mexico
We have been approached by the U.S. Commercial Service to offer the opportunity for participation in a Trade Mission to Guadalajara and Mexico City. More>>

Welcome These New Members
The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia as Architects, Associate Architects, transfers from other chapters, or AIA Virginia Allied Members. More>>

Life Insurance and Estate Planning
Rob Smith from Chartwell Capital shares how his firm helped an AIA Virginia member double his death benefit and add long-term care for the same cost. He can do the same for you. Call for your free review today. More>>

Presidential Citation
On Friday, March 31, 2017, AIA Virginia President, Bill Brown, presented a Presidential Citation to a deserving member. More>>

Firm Leaders Invited to Participate in Compensation Survey
Need up-to-date salary information? Participate in the 2017 AIA Compensation Survey! More>>

New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure. More>>

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AIA Virginia News: March 2017

Architects as Leaders
Architects must “speak up” and be engaged in the public discourse that shapes our society, communities, and neighborhoods. More>>

Call for Presentations
Celebrating its 30th year, ArchEx has always strived to help push the profession forward. We are looking for exciting and engaging topics and speakers to make this historic ArchEx, a truly special one. More>>

General Assembly Wrap-Up
Like so much in the political scene these days, the 2017 General Assembly session has been a bit unusual. As the session came to a close a few days ago, here’s where things ended up. More>> 

Virginia Celebrates New Fellows
Meet the five newest architects from Virginia honored with membership in the prestigious College of Fellows, and read about some of their significant contributions to the profession. More>>

 Allied Member Spotlight
Visit Tiny House
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to walk through a brilliantly-designed Tiny House and see just how much you can do, with just a little. More>>

ELA 2017 Class Project Announced
The 2017 Emerging Leaders in Architecture class will be focusing their work this year in the Melrose-Orange area of Roanoke, Virginia. More>>

Clayborne Honored
R. Corey Clayborne, AIA’s work as an emerging professional has been honored with the AIA’s Young Architect Award for 2017. More>>

Blueprint for the Future: A Home for Everyone
The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is pleased to announce a competition to design a home that meets affordability, sustainability, and accessibility criteria. More>>

AIA National Photography Competition Deadline:  March 15, 2017
Competition is open to all AIA members, including AIAS members and architects currently registered in the United States. The competition was founded to capture and showcase the talent of the architects and design professionals through their photographs.  Top four prizes are cash awards; $500 – $200 and top fourteen photographs will be exhibited at the AIA Convention in Orlando, Florida. More>>

AIA Releases Statement
The American Institute of Architects recently released a formal statement on immigration and visa restrictions. More>>

Welcome These New Members
The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia as Architects, Associate Architects, transfers from other chapters, or AIA Virginia Allied Members. More>>

How Can We Help You?
Rob Smith from Chartwell Capital shares how his firm helps AIA Virginia members find significant ways to improve health care and retirement benefits among other services he offers exclusively to you. More>>

New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure. More>>

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AIA Virginia News: February 2017

Great Minds … Great Ideas
Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, shares the vision and mission of the new Art of Practice forum coming this March. More>>

General Assembly Update: Crossover Edition
Today is the mid-point of the 2017 General Assembly session, known as “crossover.” At this point, each house of the legislature can only consider bills passed by the other house. More>>

New Regional Associate Director Selected
Meet your new Region of The Virginias Associate Director. More>>

2017 Agenda and Statement of Values
The AIA has announced its federal agenda and statement of values. More>>

Dues Renewal Reminder
It’s time to renew your membership for 2017. Online renewal makes it super easy and fast! More>>

Equity in Architecture Recommendations
AIA National has released the 2016 Equity in Architecture Commission Recommendations. See how you can get involved in creating change within our profession. More>>

Have You Reviewed Your Policy Lately?
Rob Smith of Chartwell Capital is offering a free comprehensive life insurance review program for all AIA Virginia members. More>>

Phased Elimination of Supplemental Dues
Supplemental dues for architects have been eliminated for 2017. Please take a moment to complete the form for you and your firm if you haven’t done so already. More>>

How’s Business?
Take a look at the updated Virginia Economic Profile from AIA to help inform your business decisions. More>>

Welcome These New Members
The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia as Architects, Associate Architects, transfers from other chapters, or AIA Virginia Allied Members. More>>

New Programs From AIA Trust
Exciting new programs are available for members in 2017—take advantage of them! More>>

Call for Entries
Do you work on education projects? The Association for Learning Environments invites you to participate in this year’s Southeast Region Exhibition of School Planning and Architecture Awards. More>>

New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure. More>>

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AIA Virginia News: January 2017

Road Map for 2017
2017 AIA Virginia President Bill Brown, AIA, shares his road map for 2017 in his inaugural letter to the membership. More>>

Governor’s Budget Caps Historic Tax Credits; Threats Loom at Federal Level
Governor McAuliffe’s proposed budget includes a provision that places a $5M cap on taxpayers participating it the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit program. More>>

Call for Regional Associate Director Nominees
Are you an Associate AIA Member? Are you interested in the issues confronting architecture school graduates on a path to licensure? Would you like to help the National Associates Committee address these issues? Then, you may be just the person we’re looking for. More>>

NCARB Responds to ABA Announcement
On Jan. 9, 2017, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) issued a statement responding to an announcement made by the recently constituted American Board of Architecture (ABA). More>>

Helene Combs Dreiling FAIA Fellowship
The very first fellowship will be awarded this year during Architecture Week. Applications accepted through March 1, 2017. More>>

Dues Renewal Reminder
It’s time to renew your membership for 2017. Online renewal makes it super easy and fast! More>>

New Member Services Director
We are pleased to announce that there is a new Member Services Director at AIA Virginia. More>>

Phased Elimination of Supplemental Dues
Supplemental dues for architects have been eliminated for 2017. Have you completed the 2017 form to update our records? More>>

Mutual Recognition Arrangement with Australia and New Zealand
A new arrangement enables NCARB certified architects to pursue work internationally. More>>

Exclusive Financial Services for AIA Virginia Members
Rob Smith of Chartwell Capital shares 9 financial New Year’s resolutions designed to help you grow your wealth in 2017. More>>

ARE 5.0
The newest version of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), ARE 5.0, launched on November 1. In case you missed it, here are a few basics about the updated exam and how you can help prepare your candidates. More>>

Welcome These New Members
The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia as Architects, Associate Architects, transfers from other chapters, or AIA Virginia Allied Members. More>>

New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure. More>>

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AIA Virginia News: December 2016

Our Year in Review
2016 AIA Virginia President Nick Vlattas, AIA, shares a summary of the work done by your association this year in Virginia. More>>

Early Renew and Join Incentives
Members who join, reinstate, or renew by December 31, 2016, will be entered into a drawing. The grand prize is 2018 Annual national, state, and local only Membership Dues. The second prize will offer a choice of a free annual subscription to Black Spectacles software tutorials, or a free annual subscription to AIA ARE® Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles. Eleven prizes will be awarded.

Seeking Preservation Heroes
Fairfax County has some little-used historic properties that have fallen on hard times because of exposure to the elements and lack of use. More>>

Honor and Design Awards Presented at Visions 2016
View photos and the videos from the 2016 Visions for Architecture Gala where the AIA Virginia Honor Awards and Awards for Excellence in Architecture were celebrated. More>>

AIA 2030 Commitment Progress Report Now Available
The 2030 annual report with 2015 reporting data is ready for you to download. Check out the website for key takeaways and a link to download the report. More>>

Member Referral Incentive
Members who refer a prospective AIA member can win a $100 Visa gift card. Use this form to refer a prospective member.

ELA Class of 2017
Announcing the 2017 Emerging Leaders in Architecture class. More>>

New Overtime Rules
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Texas has enjoined the Department of Labor from enforcing new overtime rules that were to go into effect on December 1, 2016. More>>

Region of The Virginias
Our representative Paula Loomis, FAIA, shares her 2016 report as she finishes her term and we welcome a new representative. More>>

2017 Diversity Recognition Program Call for Entries
The 2017 Diversity Recognition Program is now open to submissions. The AIA Diversity Recognition Program recognizes architects, components, and others for exemplary commitment and contributions to diversifying the profession of architecture. More>>

Hensel Phelps Construction Company v. Thompson Masonry Contractor, Inc.
A recent Va. court decision has some concerned about Statute of Limitations. More>>

There’s an App for That
Here are 10 free apps to check out if you’re studying architecture or working in a firm. More>>

Welcome These New Members
The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia as Architects, Associate Architects, transfers from other chapters, or AIA Virginia Allied Members. More>>

Call for Entries: Emerging Professionals Exhibit
“Citizen Design” is the 2017 theme of this annual exhibit of architecture, design, and art. AIA will showcase entries on AIA.org and at AIA headquarters in Washington, DC. Encourage your emerging professionals to contribute their submissions by January 9, 2017.

New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure. More>>

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AIA Virginia News: November 2016

What Membership Should Mean To Us
How different would our profession be if we pledged – even privately – to uphold the ideals of our beloved profession for a public that “attaches great value to architectural quality?” More>>

Presidential Citations Awarded
AIA Virginia President Nick Vlattas, AIA, honored two gentlemen who have and continue to serve architects and the community with their service. More>>

Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer Transition
An important message from 2016 AIA President Nick Vlattas, AIA. More>>

Art of Practice
Save the date for a new conference focused on developing your business skills and growing your firm. More>>

AIA Virginia Prize Awarded
See which architecture school and students came out on top during the 2016 AIA Virginia Prize student competition. More>>

Officers Elected to 2017 Board
During AIA Virginia’s Annual Meeting of the Membership on Nov. 3, 2016, the following officers were unanimously elected to serve on the 2017 Board of Directors. More>>

Estate Planning Services
Many of us labor a lifetime to build up our assets and fight for causes that matter to us. Few things are more fulfilling than the thought of sharing wealth and legacy with our family. More>>

ArchEx 2016 In Pictures
Take a look at the fun we had at the 29th annual AIA Virginia – Architecture Exchange East conference earlier this month. More>>

Classical Language of Design for Beginners
Join visiting professor Peter Hodson as he returns to Virginia Commonwealth University for his 22nd classical design course. More>>

Save the Date: Grassroots 2017 Leadership Conference
The Grassroots 2017 Leadership Conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C. from March 8-10, 2017. Watch your inbox for more information.

Citizen Architect
Why should design professionals strive to become community leaders? More>>

2017 AIA/AF Scholarships
The Architects Foundation is committed to providing scholarships to assist young people in becoming architects. Applications are now being accepted. More>>

AIA West Virginia Seeks Director
The American Institute of Architects, West Virginia Chapter (AIA WV) is seeking candidates for the position of Executive Director. More>>

Welcome These New Members
The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia as Architects, Associate Architects, transfers from other chapters or AIA Virginia Allied Members. More>>

AIA Virginia October Board Meeting
Here’s a recap of the business discussed at the October 14, 2016, AIA Virginia Board of Directors meeting. More>>

New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure. More>>

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AIA Virginia News: October 2016

President’s Report
AIA Virginia President Nick Vlattas shares his report to the membership on the activities of AIA Virginia as we begin the final quarter of 2016. More>>

AIA Virginia Honors
AIA Virginia is pleased to recognize eight Virginians with 2016 Honors awards for their life commitment to creating, preserving and enhancing Virginia’s communities. More>>

Architecture Exchange East
Don’t miss all the fun at ArchEx, Nov. 2-4, 2016 in Richmond! Register online by Oct. 26. http://archex.net/

Annual Meeting Nov. 3
Hear about vital developments with your professional society, elect officers and conduct other business at the AIA Virginia Annual Meeting of the Membership, Nov. 3 at 12:45 p.m. during Architecture Exchange East. More>>

And the Winners Are …
The 2016 Awards for Excellence in Architecture have been announced. More>>

Member Benefits Plan
Want to limit firm expenditures while still providing enriched benefits to your staff team?  From what Helene has heard, the answer is, “Yes!” Read about how you can take part in a new pilot program. More>>

IDP to AXP
Recently, NCARB transitioned the Intern Development Program (IDP) to the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). More>>

Early Renew and Join Incentives
Members who join, reinstate, or renew from October 1 to December 31, 2016, will be entered into a drawing for one of eleven prizes. More>>

ARE 5.0 Prep
Are you pursuing licensure? Here are some tools available to prepare for ARE 5.0’s launch Nov. 1, 2016. More>>

2017 ELA Class
Do you know a young architect or designer who has already make outstanding contributions to the profession and community? Application deadline is Nov. 15, 2016. More>>

Is Your Membership Info Correct?
Here’s how to update your AIA membership contact info so you receive all notices and materials in a timely manner. More>>

Visions for Architecture Gala
Please join us for an evening at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as we celebrate our 2016 AIA Virginia Honorees and Design Award winners. More>>

Welcome These New Members
The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia as Architects, Associate Architects, transfers from other chapters or AIA Virginia Allied Members. More>>

New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure. More>>

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AIA Virginia News: September 2016

Elevate Your Career!
In her bi-monthly column, Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, shares your response to the changes at Architecture Exchange East 2015 and what you won’t want to miss at the 2016 show in November. More>>

Architecture Exchange East
Enjoy “early bird” discounted rates and your choice of seminars, tours, and parties when you register by September 30, 2016, at http://archex.net/

Annual Meeting and Slate of Officers Announced
Hear about vital developments with your professional society, elect officers and conduct other business at the AIA Virginia Annual Meeting of the Membership, Nov. 3 at 12:45 p.m. during Architecture Exchange East. More>>

Protecting Virginia’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
On behalf of AIA Virginia, President Nick Vlattas, AIA, attended the Aug. 29 meeting of the Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate Tax Preferences to urge legislators to reject a repeal, sunset or cap to Virginia’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC). More>>

ARE 5.0 Prep
Are you pursuing licensure? Here are some tools available to prepare for ARE 5.0’s launch Nov. 1, 2016. More>>

A Message from AIA Lousiana
A fund has been set-up to help AIA members throughout Louisiana recover from recent flooding. More>>

2017 ELA Class
Do you know a young architect or designer who has already made outstanding contributions to the profession and community? Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Emerging Leaders in Architecture class. More>>

Davis to Step Down as Dean of VT CAUS
A.J. (Jack) Davis, FAIA, has announced that he will step down as dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech on June 30, 2017, at the conclusion of his second term as dean. More>>

AIA Blue Ridge Event Sept. 22
The AIA Blue Ridge chapter is excited to host the annual design and education event for A/E/C professionals in Southwest Virginia. Don’t miss the lecture by architect Tod Williams, FAIA, of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners the evening prior to the event. More>>

Is Your Membership Info Correct?
Here’s how to update your AIA membership contact info so you receive all notices and materials in a timely manner. More>>

AIA Virginia Prize Competition
Students from accredited schools of architecture in Virginia will be competing for the AIA Virginia Prize this coming weekend. More>>

Visions for Architecture Gala
Please join us for an evening at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as we celebrate our 2016 AIA Virginia Honorees and Design Award winners. More>>

Architectural Adventures
Travel with the American Institute of Architects. More>>

Welcome These New Members
The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia as Architects, Associate Architects, transfers from other chapters or AIA Virginia Allied Members. More>>

AIA Trust
The AIA Trust is a free risk management resource, offering benefit programs and practice resources for AIA Members. Check out their available resources. More>>

New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure. More>>

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AIA Virginia News: August 2016

Mid-Year Check-In
AIA Virginia President, Nick Vlattas, AIA, reports on the activities of AIA Virginia for the second quarter as well as July 2016. More>>

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Threatened
Virginia’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit (HRTC) program is currently under review by the General Assembly’s Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate Tax Preferences, and we believe it faces a serious threat. More>>

Opening Keynote Speaker Announced
Registration opens Aug. 30 for the 29th annual Architecture Exchange East. Get a sneak peek at the opening keynote address. More>>

Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
Congratulations to Robert A. Boynton, FAIA, on his reappointment to the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects. More>>

Visibility and Press
Wondering how you can get media attention for your project or firm? More>>

New Overtime Rules
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final rule dealing with overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Does it affect your firm? More>>

Update Your Member Info
Here’s how to update your membership contact info so you receive all AIA materials in a timely manner. More>>

Attend for Free
We’re looking for volunteers at Architecture Exchange East 2016. Learn how you can attend for free in exchange for your service. More>>

Welcome These New Members
The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia. More>>

Free Webinar
Register for a free webinar about managing the liability risks of materials transparency documents. More>>

Engage in the Conversation
Like us on Facebook and mention @AIAVirginia in your posts. More>>

New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure. More>>

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