AIA Virginia Newsletter: December 2020

Isolation, Community, and the AIA
How are you doing in 2020? AIA Virginia President, Beth Reader, FAIA, shares her end of the year thoughts.
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HRC Storytime: My Weird Project
If you’ve worked in historic preservation, you’ve come across some pretty weird and wonderful stuff. To kick off the re-constitution of Virginia’s Historic Resources Committee, we’re hosting a social event on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. Got an unusual case study? A fascinating discovery? A horror story? Let’s hear ‘em!
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Hindsight: A Look Back at Foresight 2020
Between Oct. 2 and Nov. 6, the profession came together online for a dynamic exploration of design and to celebrate the people and organizations that shape our world.
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An Architect’s Guide to Sound Isolation
Need an HSW credit before the end of the year? Join us for this free webinar on Dec. 16 at noon.
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AIA Central Virginia Wins 2020 PAC Rumble in the Jungle!
For the second time in three years, AIA Central Virginia took home the annual AIA Virginia PAC Rumble in the Jungle award.
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Class of 2021
Meet the 16 members of the 2021 Emerging Leaders in Architecture program.
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Governor’s Revenue Forecast and Budget
Take a look at the 2020 revenue forecast and revised budget.
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General Assembly Special Session Wrap-Up
The 2020 Special Session began on Tuesday, Aug. 18, to address the forecasted budget shortfall, impacts directly associated with COVID-19, and the ongoing calls for social and criminal justice reforms.
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members, transfers, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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2018 USBC Code Cycle Update
Every three years, Virginia goes through a code change cycle and this latest round saw a flurry of code proposals – over 320 total.
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Looking for Members to Feature
Every week, AIA Virginia features a member on aiava.org. To submit your information for publication, click here>>

Migrant Labor Camps
Surprising to many, are the number of migrant labor camps in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Explore the codes for this housing
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Meet the Fellows
Which fellow started the Virginia Design Forum when he was President of AIA Virginia?
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Highlights from the October Board Meeting
Read about the decisions made and items discussed at the last meeting of the AIA Virginia Board of Directors.
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PAC
If you want to opt-out of giving to the AIA Virginia PAC from your 2021 dues payment, please click here.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: October 2020

Use Your Voice – Being Silent isn’t an Option
In less than 2 weeks, the American people will decide who should be the Commander-in-Chief of the United States for the next four years.
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2020 Design Awards Announced
From a field of 180 entries, see the 33 designs that were selected by the jury for recognition.
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Virginia Women in Design
Join us tomorrow to hear Donna Dunay, FAIA talk about how you can be a part of the ongoing work of the International Archive of Women in Architecture.
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You Are Registered, Now What?
You’ve completed your attendee registration for the 2020 Foresight events: YAFCON, Architecture Exchange East, and Design Forum, now you are wondering “how do I access the events?”
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YAFCON 2020 Next Week
It’s not too late to register for YAFCON 2020: The Empathic Architect. Participate in daily programming – including panel discussions, conversations over lunch, and workshops on active listening and effective storytelling.
Register today>>

Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Financing in Virginia
C-PACE provides affordable, long-term financing to commercial property owners to pay for energy efficiency, water efficiency, and onsite renewable energy upgrades. Join us for this webinar on Nov. 19th to learn more.
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Design Forum: In Praise of Shadows
We’re looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, Nov. 5 for the Design Forum featuring Steven Holl, Herve Descottes, Kristen Murray, and David Lewis. Plus – since we couldn’t be there in person — we’ve added a virtual tour of the ICA on Oct. 29 with Chris McVoy, Charles Piper, Rebecca Aarons-Sydnor, Michael Lease, and the ICA curator Dominic Willsdon. It’s not too late to register.
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Taking the ARE: It’s Not as Scary as You Think
Here are some takeaways that a member learned through the process and using the Amber Book material.
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Architecture Exchange East
Join us on Nov. 2, Nov. 4, and Nov. 6 for an incredible lineup of daily programming on climate, justice, and the future of the profession. Register today.
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Arnold Appointed
Virginia member Colin Arnold has been appointed to serve by Governor Northam.
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ELA Nominations Close Soon
Do you want to be in the 2021 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture, or know someone who should be? Applications are due Nov. 6th.
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Webinars from The Branch Museum
Welcome to a new day at The Branch Museum! We are excited to announce new virtual experiences through our two new webinar series.
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Virginia Revenue Forecast and General Assembly Special Session Update
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Member Survey
Complete our 15-minute survey and enter for your chance to win free registration to ArchEx 2021.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Regional Associate Director Applications Open
Are you an Associate AIA Member? Are you interested in confronting the issues recent graduates and young professionals face as they navigate the next step in their careers?
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AIA Richmond Continues its Pace in the RUMBLE in the JUNGLE
The winning chapter gets $1,000 for 2021 Architecture Week.
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Roundtable Highlights
This year, nearly 30 firms participated in the facilitated discourse which focused on the following topics: “Returning to the Office”, “General Sense of the Business Climate” and “Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion”.
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members, transfers, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Associated Thoughts: Lonely Inspiration
For the last 200+ days, I have done my job as a designer alone in an empty room.
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Annual Meeting and Slate of Officers Announced
Join the membership of AIA Virginia on Nov. 4th for our annual meeting.
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Get Licensed
We still have a few $50 Amber Book subscriptions available if you are ready to get licensed.
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Meet the Fellows
Which fellow is from the same state as Frank Lloyd Wright?
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ACE Virginia Joint Owner Forum Recap with the Department of General Services
On October 14th, ACE held its rescheduled Joint Owner Forum with the Commonwealth’s Department of General Services (DGS).
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AIA Virginia PAC
An important message about your 2021 dues.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: September 2020

Be Nicer Than You Really Are
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are signs everywhere about hand washing, masks, and social distancing. I would like to propose that we add another sign.
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John H. Spencer Recognized as the 2020 Noland Medalist
A lifetime of groundbreaking leadership and commitment to education anchors John Spencer’s 2020 William C. Noland Medal recognition.
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Call for Applications
Do you want to be in the 2021 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture, or know someone who should be? Applications are now being accepted.
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Foresight 2020: The Complete Guide
Foresight 2020 is AIA Virginia’s online event platform featuring signature programming for 2020. Here’s your complete guide.
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ACE Virginia Joint Owner Forum
Join us for ACE Virginia’s interactive presentation with key decision-makers from the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) to discuss how the industry can most effectively collaborate with the Commonwealth.
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Visions for Architecture Goes Online in 2020: Raises Money for Scholarships
We’re trying some new things – like announcing the Design Awards live – with the goal of creating a vibrant, fun celebration of the people and organization who mean so much to our profession.
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VANOMA
We’ve got exciting breaking news on the status of the new Virginia chapter.
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Call for Proposals: 20×20 @ YAFCON
Got 6 minutes and 40 seconds to tell us about the incredible things you’re doing to cultivate the next generation of architects? We’re seeking presenters for a PK-style session on Oct. 30 during YAFCON 2020.
Check it out>>

General Assembly Special Session Update
AIA Virginia is watching two pieces of legislation that may impact your firm.
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Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Ambassador?
Are you a social butterfly? Are you professionally curious? Are you hoping to expand your professional network? If the answer to any (or all) of these questions is yes, consider becoming a Foresight Ambassador!
Find out how>>

Associated Thoughts
School is back in session.
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Crozet Elementary School Receives 2020 Test of Time Award
AIA Virginia honors Crozet Elementary with the Test of Time Award for achieving an enduring standard of excellence.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Virginia Beach City Public Schools Awarded the Architecture Medal for Virginia Service
Virginia Beach City Public Schools will be recognized for its commitment to environmental, social, and financial health in its building campaigns.
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AIA Richmond Widens Lead in the RUMBLE in the JUNGLE
The winner gets $1,000 for 2021 Architecture Week.
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Cheadle, Cushing, and Daniel Granted Honorary Membership from Virginia Architects
Judy Cheadle, Patrick Cushing, and Sam Daniel will be recognized by AIA Virginia with Honorary Membership for their sustained commitment and tireless work on behalf of the Commonwealth’s 7,000 licensed architects.
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Colley Appointed to APELSCIDLA Board
Virginia member Tim Colley has been appointed to serve by Governor Northam.
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Cox, Gordon, and Price Receive Awards for Distinguished Achievement
Al Cox, FAIA, Christopher Gordon, AIA, and Mel Price, AIA, will be recognized with the Award for Distinguished Achievement.
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Annual Meeting and Slate of Officers Announced
Join the membership of AIA Virginia on Nov. 4th for our annual meeting.
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McDermott and Parker Honored with Virginia Emerging Professional Award
Whitney McDermott, AIA, and Carrie Lee Parker, AIA, are recognized this year with the Virginia Emerging Professional Award.
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New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members, transfers, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Bulova and VCU Office of Planning and Design Recognized with AIA Virginia Honors
Delegate David Bulova and the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Office of Planning and Design were recognized with AIA Virginia Honors in 2020.
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Meet the Fellows
Which Fellow enjoys what he does 24/7 and takes breaks doing watercolors.
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Working Towards Licensure?
Ready to take the ARE? Testing centers are open again. Get a 2-month subscription to the Amber Book for $50.
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Society’s Cage: An Interpretive Design Pavilion for the Black Lives Matter Movement
SmithGroup asks for your support of this project, and the possibility of bringing it to other locations. Additional donations will benefit the Architects Foundation’s Diversity Advancement scholarships.
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Virtual and Augmented Reality Survey
Can you spare 5 minutes to help Virginia Tech gather data on the perceived value of Virtual and Augmented Reality within the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction Industry?
Take the survey>>

Highlights from the August Board Meeting
Read about the decisions made and items discussed at the last meeting of the AIA Virginia Board of Directors.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: August 2020

“This is hard. But we are going to be OK in the end”
Full transparency. Pandemic-life is hard for me. Arguably the hardest professional season that I have had to endure in my career.
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Love, Mazria Announced as ArchEx Keynote Speakers
AIA Virginia is pleased to announce that Ed Mazria and Andrea Love will serve as keynote speakers at ArchEx on Wed., Nov. 4.
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New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Save the Date: Visions for Architecture
AIA Virginia’s annual Honors and Awards gala, Visions for Architecture, will take place online on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 beginning at 4:30 p.m.
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Call for Applications
Do you want to be in the 2021 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture, or know someone who should be? Applications are now being accepted.
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Announcing YAF CON 2020: The Empathic Architect
Join your fellow emerging professionals the week of Oct. 26–Oct. 30 for a daily series of peer-led discussions over lunch and presentations by purposeful leaders each evening.
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PAC Award Update
AIA Richmond Takes Early Lead in the RUMBLE in the JUNGLE: Winner gets $1,000 for 2021 Architecture Week
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Associated Thoughts: Mentoring
Associate Director, Michael Spory shares what you should consider as you approach a potential mentoring relationship.
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Call for HRC Steering Committee Members
Virginia is reinvigorating its Historic Resources Committee (HRC). Let us know if you’d like to get involved in the steering committee.
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Licensing FAQ
Virginia Licensing Advisor, Michael Hammon answers some commonly asked questions about licensure.
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members, transfers, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Working Towards Licensure?
Ready to take the ARE? Testing centers are open again. Get a 2-month subscription to the Amber Book for $50.
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Meet the Fellows
Which Fellow worked in the office of I. M. Pei after graduation?
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O’Hagan Meyer – free legal consultation
AIA Virginia and O’Hagan Meyer Attorneys + Advisors have partnered together to provide up to 30 minutes of Employment Law Counseling for AIA Members during this time of uncertainty regarding COVID – 19.
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From the DHCD: Industrialized vs. Manufactured
Factory-built homes come in two broad categories; do you know the differences?
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Is Your Information Up to Date?
AIA will be emailing and mailing 2021 dues invoices soon. Is your contact information correct? You can go to https://www.aia.org/my-account to make any changes, or email me at cguske@aiava.org.

AIA Virginia Newsletter: July 2020

What’s Your Mission Moment?
At the beginning of every AIA Virginia Board of Directors meeting, two Directors share their “Mission Moment.” It’s always interesting to hear how your colleagues are acting as citizen architects, mentors, and advocates for our profession.
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Design Awards Close Tomorrow
AIA Virginia’s Design Awards recognize outstanding design, built and unbuilt, from the past eight years. Submit your projects today. Learn More>>

AEC Industry Collaboration Roundtable
For the first time, the Virginia components of AIA, ACEC, and AGC will host a joint roundtable discussion for our members. Join us on July 23rd.
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Embracing Change: Signature Events Go Digital
AIA Virginia is pleased to announce that our signature programs for 2020 will be delivered virtually under the umbrella of Foresight 2020. You’ll get to experience Visions for Architecture, Design Forum: In Praise of Shadows, and Architecture Exchange East in exciting new ways.
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Working Towards Licensure?
Get a 2-month subscription to the Amber Book for $50.
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Mark Gardner Announced as 2020 Design Awards Jury Chair
Principal of New York-based firm Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects and Director for the Parsons New School MArch program Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA will serve as the jury chair for the 2020 Design Awards program.
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Rumble in the Jungle Update
Does Your Component Want to Win a $1,000 for 2021 Architecture Week? – Win the RUMBLE in the JUNGLE for the AIA Virginia Political Action Committee Award.
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Highlight Your Interiors Work in Inform
Show off your design research and interiors projects! Contribute a project profile or your research and insights to the upcoming Interiors Issue of Inform Magazine.
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New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Board Status Update for Membership – COVID-19
On behalf of the AIA Virginia Board of Directors, we want to thank YOU for being a member of our organization.
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Associated Thoughts
With so much out of our control, what do we do with our time when we as emerging designers are trying to find our way when faced with colossal uncertainty for the second time in the last 15 years?
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members, transfers, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Listening Theatres: The Sounds of Iconic Landscapes and Architectural Spaces
Join The Branch for an online interview with artists Karen Van Lengen, FAIA and Jim Welty moderated by Joel Sanders, FAIA on July 21st.
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YAF Connection
Citizen Architect is the focus of the latest issue. Read about our younger leaders doing great things in their communities!
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APELSCIDLA Board Centennial
Read the Governor’s proclamation in honor of 100 years of licensure.
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AIA Film Challenge
Share your story about architects partnering with civic leaders and communities to design a healthy, sustainable, just world and you could win $7,000.
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Member Passing
We were saddened to hear of the passing of longtime member G.T. Ward.
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Meet the Fellows
Which fellow was the architect-designer of accessibility modifications for over 170 homes between 1974-2019?
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Free Legal Consultation
AIA Virginia and O’Hagan Meyer Attorneys + Advisors have partnered together to provide up to 30 minutes of Employment Law Counseling for AIA Members during this time of uncertainty regarding COVID – 19.
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Highlights from the June Board Meeting
Read about the decisions made and items discussed at the last meeting of the AIA Virginia Board of Directors.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: June 2020

But Then There Was One
If you, as firm leaders, are committed to being bold about diversity, equity, and inclusion – then you must provide “But then there was one” moments to those who may otherwise never be exposed to these great opportunities.
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Design Awards Call for Entries
AIA Virginia’s Awards for Excellence in Architecture recognize outstanding design, built and unbuilt, from the past eight years. More>>

Show Us Your Sketches
Since its inception, we hoped Inform would be a place to exchange ideas and art. We’ve been lucky enough to have Virginia legend Carlton Abbott, FAIA be the first to share his sketch of a Nelson County Barn. Now, we’re hoping you’ll share your work too! More>>

Joint Statement
Virginia’s state and local chapters of the AIA and Virginia NOMA issue a joint statement on racial injustice. More>>

Virtual SAP Training
June’s Safety Assessment Program training has been rescheduled to July 10th. Register today>>

Can You Hear Me Now?
An Open Memo to My Colleagues in the Community of Architecture. More>>

Designing a Successful AIA Virginia Honors Nomination
Ready to nominate a deserving individual or organization for an Honor Award, but not sure where to start? Hear an overview of each AIA Virginia Honors Awards category, see examples of successful past nominations, and learn about your role as a nominator. More>>

Paycheck Protection Program
Read about the favorable changes made to the PPP loan forgiveness. More>>

Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members, transfers, and AIA Virginia Allied Members. More>>

Contribute to Inform’s Upcoming Travel Issue
Do you have a favorite destination in Virginia? Do you work in the hard-hit hospitality sector? Share your insights through Inform Magazine. More>>

Associated Thoughts
How can we, who care so much about the beauty in our built environments, imagine and act to bring a better world into being? More>>

Dreiling Honored
Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA has been recognized with 2020 NCARB President’s Medalist for Distinguished Service and 2020 Laudatory honors.
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Aging in Place Survey
You can help a team working on developing construction-related “Aging in Place” recommendations for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development by taking this 10-minute survey>>

Listening Theatres: The Sounds of Iconic Landscapes and Architectural Spaces
A new exhibition exploring the aural qualities of created spaces opens at The Branch July 16, 2020. More>>

Virginia NOMA
An exciting update for our anticipated new Virginia NOMA chapter. More>>

Working Towards Licensure?
Ready to take the ARE? Testing centers are opening back up. We still have 3 seats available for our $50 Amber Book promotion. Sign up here>>

Featured Member
Want to be featured on aiava.org? Complete this simple form. More>>

O’Hagan Meyer – Free Legal Consultation
AIA Virginia and O’Hagan Meyer Attorneys + Advisors have partnered together to provide up to 30 minutes of Employment Law Counseling for AIA Members during this time of uncertainty. More>>

New Architect
Congratulations to the following member for passing her exams and gaining licensure. More>>

Meet the Fellows
Meet another one of the 2020 inductees into the College of Fellows. More>>

Reopening Resources for your Clients
As states are beginning to reopen for commerce, your clients may be seeking additional guidance. Go to our COVID-19 resource page for resources we have been collecting that address various business types and industry sectors. More>>

Combined Event Calendar
Looking for one place to find all the free webinars and architecture events in the region? AIA chapters across Virginia and West Virginia are contributing to a combined calendar on Inform Magazine. More>>

Five Steps to Thrive
Architects have always had intrinsic value in improving the quality of our lives. Economic trouble won’t diminish this fact, but it does signal the time for architects to demonstrate their relative value to clients and potential clients. More>>

Looking to Serve?
Nominations are open for 2021-2022 At-large Representative(s) to the AIA Strategic Council. More>>

AIA Virginia Newsletter: May 2020

From the President’s (at home) Desk
Now that most of us are working remotely, we’re bound to feel a little isolated. There is a way, however, to connect with other architects across the Commonwealth, and it’s through the AIA Virginia Roundtables.
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Call for Entries: 2020 Design Awards
AIA Virginia’s Design Awards recognize outstanding design, built and unbuilt, from the past eight years. Submit your projects today.
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Help Us Keep our Next Generation of Architects
Join our new initiative to connect the graduates of Virginia’s Architecture Schools to architect members.
Read more and sign-up here>>

PPP Funding Management + Getting Back to Work
Please join us for an interactive virtual panel discussion with O’Hagan Meyer Attorneys + Advisors and the Virginia Society of CPAs to discuss properly tracking and managing your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds.
Register>>

YAF Summer Design Challenge
YAF Hampton Roads presents a design competition that challenges students to collaborate and innovate on an unbuilt conceptual project in Norfolk.
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Foresight 2020
Architecture Exchange East. It’s our reunion, research lab, Academy Awards, election day, and graduation ceremony, all rolled into one annual, three-day event. So, what’s it going to look like this year?
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Call for Nominations: 2020 Honors Awards
Do you know an individual or organization that deserves recognition for their contributions to the built environment? Nominate them for an Honor Award.
Learn more>>

Virtual SAP Training
Have you always wanted to join us for Safety Assessment Program training? Now you can from the comfort of your desk.
Register>>

Contribute to the Equity Issue of Inform
Are you an expert in accessibility, universal design, or affordable housing? Do you have insights to share on equity, diversity, and inclusion in the profession or the built environment?
Become a contributor>>

New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members, transfers, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Re-Opening Resources for your Clients
As states are beginning to reopen for commerce, your clients may be seeking additional guidance. Go to our COVID-19 resource page for resources we have been collecting that address various business types and industry sectors.

Get to Know These Young Leaders
We asked members of the 2020 ELA class the same five questions. Here are their inspiring answers.
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Associated Thoughts
As an emerging professional, are you feeling out of the loop? Michael Spory has tips and tricks just for you.
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Designing with Insulated Metal Roof Panels
Join us online for a free webinar at noon on Wednesday, May 20, and earn 1 HSW credit.
Reserve your space>>

Combined Event Calendar
Looking for one place to find all the free webinars and architecture events in the region? AIA chapters across Virginia and West Virginia are contributing to a combined calendar on Inform Magazine.

Gubernatorial Appointments
Submissions are due to AIA Virginia Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, FAIA by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
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Don’t Trash those Old Issues
US Modernist is seeking a few old issues of Inform Magazine and Virginia Record to complete the publication archive. If you’re cleaning and purging like many of us, keep an eye out for these issues. (They’ll pay for the shipping)

Economic Outlook
On May 20, AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker will share results from April’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI). Register for this 30-minute webinar on AIAU.

NAC Mentorship Survey
The National Associates Committee’s (NAC) Mentorship Workgroup is looking for associate and architect members to respond to a short survey.
Take the Survey>>

Meet the Fellows
Meet one of the newest Virginia members of the College of Fellows.
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O’Hagan Meyer – free legal consultation
AIA Virginia and O’Hagan Meyer Attorneys + Advisors have partnered together to provide up to 30 minutes of Employment Law Counseling for AIA Members during this time of uncertainty regarding COVID – 19.
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New Architect
Congratulations to the following member for passing his exams and gaining licensure.
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ELA Class Member wins Pella Prize
The 2020 Pella-sponsored Undergraduate Thesis Prize winner is Christopher Cheng from Virginia Tech.
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Building Safety Month
This year’s theme is “Safer Buildings, Safer Communities, Safer World” and the weekly themes include disaster preparedness, water safety, resiliency/sustainability/innovation and training the next generation.
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Highlights from the April Board Meeting
Read about the decisions made and items discussed at the last meeting of the AIA Virginia Board of Directors.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: April 2020

Free Legal Consultation
AIA Virginia and O’Hagan Meyer Attorneys + Advisors have partnered together to provide up to 30 minutes of Employment Law Counseling for AIA Members during this time of uncertainty regarding COVID – 19.
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Don’t stop believing in yourself and your decision-making
Uncertainty. Fear. Anxiety. Stir-crazy. There is a strong possibility that any of those words might describe how you are feeling as you navigate through this global pandemic.
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Virtual Meeting of the Roundtables + Happy Hour
There is no question that these current times are posing some unique challenges to our firms and the industry. Join your colleagues for an hour to discuss in a moderated open forum how you are moving your firm forward.
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New Date for the Design Forum Announced
The Design Forum: In Praise of Shadows has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU.
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2020 Student Prize Winner Announced
AIA Virginia is pleased to announce the students recognized as honorees in the 2020 AIA Virginia Prize competition.
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Can You Help 3D Print PPE?
Do you or your firm want to help fill the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) by leveraging your 3D printing capacity?
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Professional Development Programming Transitions Online
Just because we can’t get together in person doesn’t mean that your professional development has to stop. We’re transitioning AIA Virginia’s educational programming online and creating a master calendar for all the components in Virginia.
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Taking Design Online: K-12 Outreach
AIA Virginia is developing an online clearinghouse of existing K-12 outreach programs. If you have a program that you’re willing to share, please let us know.
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Design Awards
The call for entries for AIA Virginia’s Design Awards program will launch on May 11.  Watch your inbox for more information.

Inform Seeks Contributors for Wellness Issue
Watch for the launch of Inform with the “Energy Issue” this month. We’re now seeking contributors to the Wellness Issue.
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New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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2020 BIG Advocacy Victories!
It’s time for some good news and our work in advocacy provides just that!
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Keeping Equity a Priority
The architecture community has taken significant steps to make equity, diversity and inclusion a top priority in the profession. How true that priority really is will be tested by this COVID-19 crisis.
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COVID-19 Resources and Best Practices for the Architecture Community
AIA Virginia stands at the ready to serve as a resource to our members.
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Historic Tax Credits
AIA Virginia Advocates with Preservation Virginia to save Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
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Alam Featured in Southwest Virginia Magazine
Congratulations to Husain B. Alam, AIA who is featured in this month’s issue of ColorsVA. (starts on page 22)
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New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members, transfers, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Meet the Fellows
The fellow featured this month is a past president of AIA Northern Virginia.
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Get Licensed
Three spots remain for a very discounted Amber Book opportunity.
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Job Board
Looking for a job, have an opening at your firm?
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2020 AIA Virginia Dues
Important news about your 2020 AIA Virginia membership dues.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: March 2020

From the President
A look back at the history of the Virginia Design Forum. Read more>>

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

Don’t miss the Design Forum
Join us this March 27–28 in Richmond. Hear from Steven Holl, Kirsten Murray, David Lewis, and Herve Descottes. Learn more>>

2020 General Assembly Wrap-Up
We saw a fast-paced session full of proposals on energy, sustainability, fair housing, anti-discrimination, labor rights, and gun-control. Learn more>>

Architecture Exchange East: Foresight 2020
Change is inevitable — be prepared to design the future instead of catching up to it. Suggest a session for ArchEx 2020 and mark your calendar for Nov. 4–6. Learn more>>

ACE event March 18 Williamsburg
Join us for a joint forum with key decision-makers from the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) to discuss how the industry can most effectively collaborate with the Commonwealth. DGS oversees more than $1.8 billion of new construction. Learn more>>

Jury Announced for 2020 AIA Virginia Prize
We are pleased to announce the jury for the 2020 AIA Virginia Prize. Bob Moje, FAIA will serve as chair. Learn more>>

An Update from the ELA Class
Get sixteen people in a room with different backgrounds, strengths, design philosophies, and passions, and what do you get? Read more>>

Virginia Celebrates New Fellows
AIA is elevating 5 AIA members from AIA Virginia to its prestigious College of Fellows, AIA’s highest membership honor, for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Read more>>

Get Licensed
A very discounted Amber Book opportunity. Read more>>

SFx 4th Quarter Report
Colin Arnold, AIA shares the latest news from the Small Firm Exchange. Learn more>>

Alternative Paths to Licensure – IPAL
As the profession of architecture grows in new and interesting directions, so does the education and licensure paths that feed into it. Learn more>>

Hampton Roads NOMA Interest Mixer
A small and determined contingent in the Hampton Roads area gathered to mix and mingle and gauge interest and membership momentum for chartering a Virginia NOMA. Learn more>>

Construction Site Signs Available for Architecture Firms
We’re sponsoring up to 10 of the AIA’s construction site signs for members. We’d love to see at least one in each of Virginia’s 5 components. Learn more>>

Emerging Professionals Summit
AIA Virginia recently convened YAF and Emerging Professional leaders from around the state. Learn more>>

SAP Training in Richmond
Join us April 10th for the next Safety Assessment Program (SAP) training. Learn more>>

Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members, and AIA Virginia Allied Members. Read more>>

Save the Date
NCARB Region 2 will be hosting its 3rd biennial Student/Educator/Practitioner (SEP) Symposium this September. Learn more>>

Meet the Fellows
Which fellow is writing a book on American Military Architecture highlighting the well-known architects who designed military buildings? Read more>>

At the Last Board Meeting
Read about the decisions made at the last meeting of the AIA Virginia Board of Directors. Learn more>>

Where’s Corey
Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, has pledged to travel around the state to visit firms, components, partner organizations and universities. Here’s his recent travel schedule. Read more>>

Year in Review
Join us in celebrating everything we were able to accomplish together in 2019! Learn more>>

2020 AIA Virginia Dues
Important news about your 2020 AIA Virginia membership dues. Learn more>>

AIA Virginia Newsletter: February 2020

What’s Your Ripple Effect?
What’s going to be your legacy when you are no longer on this Earth? Are you going to be selfish with your talents or share them with others?
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Tickets Going Quickly for the Design Forum
Through a series of conversations at the award-winning ICA in Richmond, the Design Forum showcases the work of Steven Holl, Kirsten Murry (Olsen Kundig), Herve Descottes (L’Observitoire International), Morten Schmidt (Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects), and David Lewis (LTL Architects). Space is limited. Get your tickets today, before they sell out.
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ACE Event March 18 Williamsburg
Join us for a joint forum with key decision-makers from the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) to discuss how the industry can most effectively collaborate with the Commonwealth. DGS oversees more than $1.8 billion of new construction.
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Regional Dinner at Grassroots
Are you attending Grassroots next week? Be sure to RSVP for the Region of The Virginias dinner.
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SAP Training in Richmond
Join us on April 10th for the next Safety Assessment Program (SAP) training.
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2020 Student Design Competition Launched
Students at Virginia’s accredited schools of architecture were challenged to design a Norfolk Oyster Hatchery in the AIA Virginia Prize design competition. The winner will receive a $2,250 prize. Three additional $250 “Best of School” prizes will also be awarded.
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Federal Architecture Call to Action
We urge you to add your voice to reiterate our fervent belief that design decisions should be left to the designer and the community, not bureaucrats in Washington, DC.
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New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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PAC Pin Design Contest Winner
See the new PAC pin designed by Allison Ewing, AIA.
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Call for Contributors: Inform Magazine’s Energy Issue
We’re relaunching Inform Magazine as a digital publication to highlight the work and expertise of our members — and we want you to be a part of our first edition! We’re seeking contributors for our Energy Issue.
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Fellows Fete
The next Fellows Fete will be Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Richmond following the Design Forum. Watch your inbox for an invitation next week.

New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects, associates, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Featured Project: Claude Moore Education Complex
With its simple streetscape and successful interior kitchen and training facilities, the Claude Moore Education Complex in Roanoke respectfully contributes to the neighborhood’s vibrant history.
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2018 Virginia Code Update Cycle
Where are we in the process of updating the current Virginia building code?
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Meet the Fellows
Which fellow when asked “What does it take to be an architect?” answered “The ability to imagine something where nothing exists and to accept the responsibility for what you design to put on this earth.”
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2020 AIA Virginia Dues
Important news about your 2020 AIA Virginia membership dues.
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Where’s Corey
Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, has pledged to travel around the state to visit firms, components, partner organizations, and universities. Here’s his recent travel schedule.
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