The AIA Virginia Political Action Committee (PAC) is the primary tool Virginia Architects have to ensure our profession remains relevant and impactful for years to come. Why invest in the PAC?
Call for Entries: Design Awards – New Award Categories Announced
The call for entries for the 2021 Design Awards program is now open! We’ve launched updated and revised awards categories. Entry deadline: June 24.
Bonus: Learn more about updates to the program at our free webinar on May 14 at 4 p.m.
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The COTE corner
What does architecture have to do with climate change? Quite a lot since the built environment is responsible for 40% of global carbon emissions.
We have another round of Large, Mid-Size, Small Firm, and Emerging Professionals roundtables scheduled for May 27th. Connect with other firm leaders and build a network of support for now and the future.
Special Meeting of the Membership
Join us on June 3rd at noon for a 30-minute meeting and vote on the proposed governance changes to the bylaws.
2021 Honors Awards: Call for Nominations
Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition? Is there a firm that consistently produces incredible work? Is there a building that has captured your heart? Consider nominating them for AIA Virginia’s Honors Awards program. Deadline: July 1.
Make Architects Relevant in Our Community – Register for ARCHITECTS Speak Up!
If you are a member of AIA Hampton Roads or AIA Northern Virginia, we could still use your help in making architects relevant in your respective communities!
IAWA Kristine Fallon Prize
The International Archive of Women in Architecture is now seeking submissions that advance recognition of women’s contributions in architecture.
Associated Thoughts: Finding Your Zone
In that vast ocean of skills, concepts, practices, and information that architects need to know–how do I find my zone, my own unique focus?
This year, AIA chapters across the region collaborated on Virginia Architecture Month programming. Please complete this brief survey to let us know what you thought.
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ArchEx Planning Group
Interested in helping curate content for ArchEx this year?
Contact Rhea George.
From the AIA Strategic Council
This has been an active spring with the Strategic Council with many initiatives that look to the future of the profession.
Significant Changes from the 2015 VEBC to the 2018 VEBC
Get an overview of the major changes from the 2015 Virginia Existing Building Code (VEBC) to the 2018 version which is on track to become effective on July 1. Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. Free for members; $10 non-members.
Call for Content: The June Equity & Inclusion Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the June Equity & Inclusion Issue of Inform? Submit your content suggestions to the Editor.
Meet the Fellows
Which new fellow is a chartered member of RIBA, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and a listed architect in the UK, Canada, and Australia?
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
Get to Know These Young Leaders
We asked members of the 2021 ELA class the same five questions. Here are their inspiring answers.
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.
Va. HRC Presents: Preservation Through Documentation
Get an introduction to the Heritage Documentation Programs – HABS, HAER, and HALS — the federal government’s oldest preservation programs at the free webinar on May 12 at noon.
Stuff It or Wrap It: Understanding Advanced Wall Designs with Continuous Insulation
This free, one-hour educational session at noon on May 19 will cover the latest in building enclosure technology for energy-efficient buildings. Earn 1 AIA LU | HSW.
Cold-Formed Steel Light-Frame Construction
Tips for a thorough yet expeditious plan review and inspection.
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.