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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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AIA Virginia News: July 2016

A Cultural Transformation
In this month’s newsletter column, Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, shares her report to the membership during the recent virtual membership meeting. More>>

Nominations Due Friday
Who do you know who is deserving of AIA Virginia honors? Nominations are due July 15, 2016. More>>

Report on State Contracting Released
On June 13, 2016, there was a briefing on the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission’s (JLARC) report on the Development and Management of State Contracts. We’ve been watching this issue closely. Read the report and see the recommendations. More>>

Closing Keynote Speaker Announced
As we look forward to our annual convention, Architecture Exchange East this November, see who will be giving the closing keynote address. More>>

100% Participation
Damien Seitz, AIA, 2016 President of AIA Hampton Roads, and AIA Virginia director, made an exciting announcement at the June 17th AIA Virginia Board of Directors. More>>

ELA Class Tackles Food Deserts
The Emerging Leaders in Architecture class of 2016 is working on solutions for low-income communities and their limited access to healthy food. More>>

Women’s Leadership Summit
The 2017 Women’s Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C., will focus on supporting women in leadership by providing a forum to recognize, inform, and champion the work being created by women in architecture. The call for presentations is now open. More>> 

At The Last Board Meeting
In a meeting that was well-attended and quite intense due to the insertion of a virtual membership meeting, the following business was conducted by the AIA Virginia board of directors. More>>

Building Community in Loudoun County
Thirteen years ago, Alan Hansen, FAIA, started the Loudoun Design Cabinet as a way to encourage excellence in architecture. This collaboration and partnership is an example to us all. More>>

A Fond Farewell and a Hearty Hello
On August 1, we will say a fond farewell to a long-time staff member at AIA Virginia. At the same time, we’re sure you’ll be excited to hear the role will be filled from within. More>>

The Branch Made It!
Last year, The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design received a 2:1 matching grant from The Cabell Foundation. An exciting updated on this generous grant. More>>

Do You Work With These Allied Members?
Show your appreciation for these AIA Virginia allied members when you work with them or see them at the statewide events this year including tours, socials, and ArchEx. More>> 

What’s Happening at the AIA Board
Here are a few recent AIA Board of Directors actions we thought you might interest you. More>>

2016 Allied Membership Dues Renewal
If you are an allied member and you (or your firm) would like to renew your allied membership, please take a moment now to renew online>>

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

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AIA Virginia News: June 2016

What Happened at the AIA Convention?
President Nick Vlattas, AIA, reports on the AIA Convention recently held in Philadelphia on May 19-21, 2016, and also includes updates on the current efforts of the Board of Directors and staff at AIA Virginia. More>>

Virtual Meeting of the Membership
After the success of last year’s meeting, we’ll be holding another virtual membership meeting on June 17. Register today to join this meeting electronically and hear about what’s happening in your professional society. More>>

Save the API Building Petition
An online petition was launched last night to save the American Press Institute (API) building from demolition. More>>

Emerging Leaders Class of 2016
Here’s your chance to meet the 2016 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture. These 16 young professionals are shaping the future of the profession. More>>

Only a Few Days Left
Enter your projects for the 2016 AIA Virginia Design Awards. Entries and submissions are due Monday, June 13. More>>

Delivering Your Member Benefits
We have great news to share! More>>

Virginia Rehabilitation Code Seminars
The new seminar by J. Kenneth Payne, Jr., AIA has proven to be popular! Register today for a seminar in your area before it sells out. More>>

Do You Have A Question?
If you have a question about your membership, check out the answers to some frequently asked questions Here>>

New Overtime Rules
After a long wait, on May 17, 2016, 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>>

Who Do You Know?
Who do you know who is deserving of AIA Virginia honors? Nominations are due July 15, 2016. More>>

#ilookup Film Challenge
The AIA has launched their second annual I Look Up Film Challenge which invites filmmakers and architects to produce short films that demonstrate the impact design can have on a community. More>>

Stay Connected
There are many ways to stay connected to AIA Virginia news and membership benefits. Are you connected? More>>

2016 Allied Membership Dues Renewal
If you are an allied member and you (or your firm) would like to renew your allied membership, please take a moment now to renew online>>

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

Let’s Show Our Appreciation
AIA Virginia allied members will be involved in supporting and attending statewide events this year including tours, socials, and our annual conference. More>>

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

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AIA Virginia News: May 2016

Design Matters
As many of you know, I often use quotations by others to illustrate my point or enhance my own message.  This month, I employ a series of quotes and testimonials to emphasize the importance of The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. More>>

Virtual Meeting of the Membership
After the success of last year’s meeting, we’ll be holding another virtual membership meeting on June 17. Watch your inbox for an invitation to dial into this meeting and hear important updates about the work of your professional society.

2016 Design Awards Call for Entries
Entries for the Awards for Excellence in Architecture are now being accepted. Submit your projects today! More>>

Region of The Virginias Reception
If you will be at the AIA Convention in Philadelphia next week, be sure to join your colleagues at a Region of The Virginias Reception. More>>

Let’s Show Our Appreciation
AIA Virginia allied members are involved in supporting and attending statewide events this year including tours, socials, and our annual conference. More>>

Who Do You Know?
Who do you know who is deserving of AIA Virginia honors? We are now accepting nominations across 8 categories including the new Virginia Emerging Professional Award. More>>

Architecture Week 2016
Take a look at how the AIA chapters around Virginia celebrated Architecture Week. More>>

Demystifying Fellowship Webinar
Join Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, for a webinar on June 2 on what it takes to prepare a successful application package. More>>

Stay Connected
There are many ways to stay connected to AIA Virginia news and membership benefits. Are you connected?
More>>

Virginia Rehabilitation Code Seminars
Kenneth Payne, Jr., AIA has developed a new seminar around the new building code specifically for existing buildings. See when the seminar is coming to your part of the state. More>>

Elevation
That’s the theme for the 29th annual AIA Virginia convention this November. More>>

Liability for the Project Design
In this article from Williams Mullen Construction Industry News, they explore two cases in 2015 that ask who will be liable for the costs and delay from defective design documents? More>>

Virginia’s Historic Courthouses Symposium
Preservation Virginia would like to invite you to attend the Virginia’s Historic Courthouses Symposium being held May 19 and 20, at the Historic Staunton Foundation. More>>

Call for Entries: 2016 Prize for Design Research & Scholarship
The AIA Virginia Prize for Design Research & Scholarship will be awarded to a faculty member or a practicing architect in Virginia for outstanding design research and/or scholarship in the field of architecture. Please follow this link for more info and to submit your work. More>>

Don’t Let Your Membership Lapse
Are you an allied member of AIA Virginia? Remember to renew your membership online. More>>

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

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

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