AIA Virginia Newsletter: September 2022

Experience lots of NEW and lots of COOL at Architecture Exchange East!
How amazing it will be to return to our annual gathering of friends and colleagues in November as we assemble for Architecture Exchange East 2022!
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Registration is Open for ArchEx 2022
We’re excited to (re)convene in person this year and we’ve built in plenty of opportunities to (re)connect with your colleagues! Check out the incredible program developed by the Education Advisory Council and register today at www.archex.net
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Celebrate Resiliency this ARCH-tober
Join AIA Virginia for an exploration of resiliency in the built environment this ARCH-tober and discover why investing in resilient solutions can help protect us all.
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Young Architect’s Forum Update
Our Young Architect’s Forum representative, Carrie Parker wants to know, what are some ways your firm is working with emerging professionals and young architects?
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Annual Membership Meeting
Join us in person to hear about vital developments with your professional society, elect officers, and conduct other business at the AIA Virginia Annual Meeting of the Membership, Wednesday, Nov. 2nd at Architecture Exchange East.
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Sen. Bill Stanley and Virginia NOMA recognized with AIA Virginia Honors
Senator William M. “Bill” Stanley, Jr. and the Virginia chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects are recognized with AIA Virginia Honors in 2022.
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Joy-Hogg and Yuzhbabenko Honored with Emerging Professional Award
Sonny Joy-Hogg and Alec Yuzhbabenko are honored with the 2022 Virginia Emerging Professional Award from AIA Virginia.
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Burt Pinnock Recognized as 2022 Noland Medalist
Burchell “Burt” Pinnock, FAIA, has been recognized with the 2022 William C. Noland Medal for his exceptional career.
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Storefront for Community Design Awarded the 2022 Architecture Medal for Virginia Service
Storefront for Community Design is awarded the 2022 Architecture Medal for Virginia Service for its commitment to inspire equitable community-driven design.
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LeFever and Mott Receive 2022 Awards for Distinguished Achievement
AIA Virginia recognizes two architects who have advanced the profession and championed public interest.
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ELA 2023 Applications Open
Who do you know who should be part of the 2023 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture? Applications are now open.
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PAC Award Update
With less than a month remaining in the challenge, AIA Central Virginia has surged ahead of AIA Hampton Roads. Make your donation today!
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Call for Mentors
Operation Reach, Retain, & Develop is entering its 3rd year of mentoring students in architecture programs across Virginia. We need your help.
Sign-up to be a mentor here>>

Featured Job Postings
Hoffman Architects, Inc. More>>

Ecovative Applied Building Science More>>

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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects, associate members, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Meet the Fellows
Which AIA Virginia Fellow was involved in planning and design for a new student/athlete housing complex at the 2002 Winter Olympic Village at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah?
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2022 CPSM Released
The 2022 edition of the Construction and Professional Services Manual (Rev. 0) was issued on Aug. 1, 2022.
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Are You Ready to Get Licensed?
AIA Virginia associate members can get a 60-day subscription to the Amber Book for only $50.
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Virginia’s Amusement Device Regulation
The Virginia Amusement Device Regulations (VADR) is the standard for the regulation, design, construction, maintenance, operation, and inspection of amusement devices within the Commonwealth of Virginia whether mobile or affixed to a site.
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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Sept. 20 @ noon: Embodied Carbon 101: Certifications + Commitments—A Deeper Dive
Earn 1.5 AIA LU|HSW (Free)
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Sept. 23 @ 8:30 a.m.: Online Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) Training
Earn 6.5 AIA LU|HSW
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Sept. 27 @ noon: Embodied Carbon 101: Making the Case
Earn 1.5 AIA LU|HSW (Free)
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Sept. 29 @ noon: Fluid Applied Roof Systems
Earn 1.0 AIA LU|HSW (Free)
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Oct. 3 @ noon: Resiliency Week: Elizabeth River Project & Coastal Resiliency
submitted for AIA CES approval (Free)
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Oct. 4 @ noon: Embodied Carbon 101: Process + Firm Culture
Earn 1.5 AIA LU|HSW (Free)
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Oct. 4 @ 4 p.m.: Resiliency Week: Carbon Sequestration and Local Economies
submitted for AIA CES approval (Free)
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Oct. 6 @ 4 p.m.: Resiliency Week: Decarbonization and the Built Environment
submitted for AIA CES approval (Free)
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Oct. 7 @ noon: Embodied Carbon and Adaptive Use
Earn 1.0 AIA LU|HSW (Free)
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Oct. 7 @ 1:30 p.m.: Resiliency Week: Master Planning for Resiliency
submitted for AIA CES approval (Free)
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: August 2022

Call for Interest: At-large Director to the Board of Directors
The AIA Virginia Board of Directors has created an At-large Director position and seeks applicants to serve in this leadership role.
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Dina A. Griffin, FAIA, NOMA, IIDA to Speak at ArchEx
This year’s ArchEx program explores the theme of (re)building community. Through this lens, we’ll hear about Dina’s work — both her widely celebrated built work as well as her sustained work to build and nurture the pipeline into the profession.
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ELA 2023 Applications Open
Do you have what it takes to be a part of the 2023 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture? Applications are now open.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Fundamentals of Historic Brick & Mortar
TODAY at NOON, hear an overview of key characteristics of historic brick and mortar and the importance of using compatible materials in restoration. A panel discussion with a series of experts in the field will follow. 1.5 AIA LU| HSW (Free)
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Associated Thoughts: Job Shadowing: 3 Benefits + 3 Tips
This edition of Associated Thoughts is dedicated to the students and emerging professionals looking for that real-world experience in an architecture office and how we, as professionals working in architecture, can better support these future architects through job shadow opportunities.
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COTE Corner: We need your feedback
Help the Virginia Committee on the Environment (COTE) serve you better by completing this brief survey. It should take fewer than 2 minutes and will help us develop resources and programming to best suit your needs.
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Call for Mentors
Operation Reach, Retain, & Develop is entering its 3rd year of mentoring students in architecture programs across Virginia. We need your help. Sign-up to be a mentor here>>
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Call for Interest: Design Committee
Are you looking for ways to be deeply involved in design-forward, inspirational programming? Consider joining the Design Committee!
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Inform Call for Content: Education Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the upcoming Education Issue of Inform? Submit your education projects and other content suggestions to the editor. Content deadline: Aug. 22

Márquez-André and Garland Appointed
Two AIA Virginia architects have been appointed by the Governor to serve the Commonwealth.
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Share Your Feedback
Would you like a chance to win free registration to Architecture Exchange East 2022? Check your inbox for an invitation to complete a member feedback survey.

Are You Ready to Get Licensed?
AIA Virginia associate members can get a 60-day subscription to the Amber Book for only $50.
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Featured Job Postings
Project and Administrative Coordinator, Hanbury>>
Project Consultant, Sustainable Design Consulting>>

PAC Award Update
The race for the $1,000 PAC Award is off and running. See who’s in the lead and make your investment today!
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects, associate members, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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New Job Board
AIA Virginia members can list their job openings for free! Enhancements are available.
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Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Aug. 10 @ noon: Fundamentals of Historic Brick & Mortar
Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)

Aug. 10 @ 7 p.m.: AIA Northern Virginia’s WIA Book Chat

Aug. 11 @ noon: AIA Richmond’s Passive Considerations in Façade Design
Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW (Free)

Aug. 16 @ noon: Embodied Carbon 101: MEP
Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)

Aug. 23 @ 4 p.m.: AIA Hampton Roads’ Hard Hat Tour: Chesapeake Vehicle Maintenance Facility

Aug. 23 @ noon: Embodied Carbon 101: Interiors
Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)

Aug. 25 @ 5:30 p.m.: AIA Northern Virginia’s Design Awards Gala

Aug. 30 @ noon: Embodied Carbon 101: Procurement
Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)

Aug. 31 @ noon: AIA Northern Virginia’s The Uncoupling Principle
Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW (Free for members)

AIA Virginia Newsletter: July 2022

Superstar
It isn’t often that you have the unique privilege of watching a superstar grow before your eyes, close-up and personal.
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Va. COTE Launches Embodied Carbon Series
Learn how to measure, manage, and implement practical solutions to reduce embodied carbon in this free 12-part series.
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PAC Award Update
The race for the $1,000 PAC Award is off and running. See who’s in the lead and make your investment today!
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Aspen Trees and AIA Virginia
Ever wonder what aspen trees and AIA Virginia have in common? Interim AIA Virginia EVP, Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA explains.
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Architecture Exchange East 2022: (re)Building Community
As we continue to emerge from a global pandemic and societal strife, we ask ourselves: how can we (re)build our communities? Join your colleagues Nov. 2-4, 2022 at ArchEx as we begin our return to normalcy and explore how the profession can expand the dialogue and contribute to a growing common understanding.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Fundamentals of Historic Brick & Mortar
Hear an overview of key characteristics of historic brick and mortar and the importance of using compatible materials in restoration.
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Represent Virginia on the AIA Small Firm Exchange
Use your voice and experience to advocate for small firms within the AIA and beyond as Virginia’s representative on the SFx.
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YAF at A’22
This year felt different between the pent-up demand for connection, climate change, economic and industry upheaval due to the pandemic and supply chain issues, and national conversations around equity, diversity, and inclusion.
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Inform Call for Content: Travel & Adventure Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the Travel & Adventure Issue of Inform? Submit your hospitality, cultural, or destination projects and other content suggestions to the editor. Content deadline: July 21

Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects, associate members, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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AIA and mindful MATERIALS Partner
The AIA has partnered with mindful MATERIALS to help bring clarity to firms by recognizing a common framework for defining product sustainability.
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Upcoming Educational Opportunities
July 19 @ noon: Embodied Carbon 101: Basic Literacy
Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)

July 26 @ noon: Embodied Carbon 101: Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)

Aug. 2 @ noon: Embodied Carbon 101: Envelope
Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)

Aug. 9 @ noon: Embodied Carbon 101: Structure
Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)

Aug. 10 @ noon: Fundamentals of Historic Brick & Mortar
Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)

Aug. 16 @ noon: Embodied Carbon 101: MEP
Earn 1.5 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)

New Job Board
AIA Virginia members can list their job openings for free! Enhancements are available.
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Women’s Leadership Summit
For the first time, WLS–the largest event for women architects and designers in the country–will be held in Silicon Valley, Calif. WLS 2022 will bring diverse leaders together, with a focus on firm leadership, advancing business knowledge, targeted networking, proactive career management, and empowerment.
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Latest Residential Firm Trends
The AIA’s Home Design Trends Survey is a recognized source of emerging trends in residential design and business conditions at residential firms. The latest release shows outdoor living spaces continued to remain popular along with accessibility. Business conditions also remained strong at residential firms.
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At the June Board Meeting
Read about the items discussed and the motions passed at the recent AIA Virginia Board of Directors meeting.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: June 2022

Proud
June is Pride Month. It is a time to remember the movements and celebrate the achievements toward social justice for our LGBTQ colleagues. We at the American Institute of Architects – Virginia must join that memorialization and celebration.
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Honors Nominations Due Friday
Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition? Is there a firm with a great culture that consistently produces incredible work? Is there a building that has captured your heart? Consider nominating them for an award in AIA Virginia’s 2022 Honors Awards program. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022.
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Change of Seasons
It is hard to believe that it has been five years since I took this position in June 2017. I knew the career opportunity as AIA Virginia Executive Vice President was going to be special, but you honestly never know how great something will be until you immerse yourself in it. As I look back over my tenure, we built something magnificent together that I know will live on in future seasons of leadership.
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Young Architect’s Forum Update
Happy June everyone, there are a few updates and deadlines from the Young Architect’s Forum (YAF). It is all exciting and asking for engagement, so please read on!
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Design Awards Deadline June 28
Entries to the 2022 Design Awards program are now being accepted. What’s new in 2022? In response to feedback from entrants and jurors, we’ve launched an Unbuilt Architecture category and clarified the description of the Design for Context category. The deadline is 5 p.m. on June 28.
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Associated Thoughts: Design Forum
Sitting among colleagues and friends as we listened to the effect architecture has made in South America was already a powerful experience, but as an emerging professional in architecture, each message behind the presentations was more impactful than the last.
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COTE Corner: We need your feedback
Help the Virginia Committee on the Environment (COTE) serve you better by completing this brief survey. It should take fewer than 2 minutes and will help us develop resources and programming to best suit your needs.
Survey>>

Inform Call for Content: Equity & Inclusion Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the Equity & Inclusion Issue of Inform? Submit your content suggestions to the editor.

Strategic Council Applications Open
With Donna Dunay’s term coming to a close, we are looking for a new Strategic Councilor to work on the AIA’s Strategic Council. Click to read more on the position and the qualifications.
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Upcoming Educational & Networking Opportunities

June 16 @ 6 p.m.: Introduction to AIA Fellowship
(Free)
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June 23 @ 5 p.m.: “As-Built” Pride Happy Hour
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June 28 @ noon: Accessory Dwelling Units in Fairfax County and Arlington County
Earn 1 AIA LU | HSW. (Free)
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects, associate members, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Free Practice Exams
To ensure that all candidates have access to affordable, high-quality study materials, NCARB has created a full-length, fully scored practice exam for each division of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®).
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: May 2022

Let’s Make Some Noise
For the past few years, architects are making some noise. It is inspiring. It is impactful. It is uncomfortable. And it beats the silence.
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Design Forum: South is Up
Tickets are now on sale for the 15th biennial Design Forum. Taking place in Arlington on June 3–4, 2022, the program features an incredible line-up of visionary Latin American designers. Join us in person or online.
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2022 Architects SPEAK UP!
We need your participation in AIA Virginia’s 2022 Architects SPEAK UP! this month. Read about the impact you can make.
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Call for Entries: Design Awards
Entries to the 2022 Design Awards program are now being accepted. What’s new in 2022? In response to feedback from entrants and jurors, we’ve launched an Unbuilt Architecture category and clarified the description of the Design for Context category. The deadline is 5 p.m. on June 28.
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Congratulate These New Architects!
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Call for Nominations: Honors Awards
Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition? Is there a firm with a great culture that consistently produces incredible work? Is there a building that has captured your heart? Consider nominating them for an award in AIA Virginia’s 2022 Honors Awards program. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022.
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Meet the ELA 2022 Class
Get to know the members of the 2022 Emerging Leaders in Architecture class.
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Opportunity to Serve on the Commonwealth’s AARB
There is an opportunity to serve on the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Art and Architectural Review Board. Submit your interest by May 23.
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Call for Content: The Equity & Inclusion Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the Equity & Inclusion Issue of Inform? Submit your content suggestions to the editor.
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Strategic Council Applications Open

With Donna Dunay’s term coming to a close, we are looking for a new Strategic Councilor to work on the AIA’s Strategic Council. Click to read more on the position and the qualifications.
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Managing Condensation and Thermal Performance with Continuous Insulation
Join us online on May 18 at noon and learn how to determine the amount of continuous insulation required to meet prescriptive code requirements depending on the climate zone. Earn 1 AIA LU | HSW.
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Are You Ready to Get Licensed?
Only Two $50 Amber Book subscriptions remain!
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects, associate members, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Virginia General Assembly Passed Senate Bill 550
New Virginia Prompt Payment Statutes Invalidate Most “Pay When Paid” Clauses.
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May is Building Safety Month
Join DHCD as they participate in the 42nd annual Building Safety Month (BSM), a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety.
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Where’s Corey
Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, has pledged to travel around the state and visit firms, components, partner organizations, and universities.
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At 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 2022

Collaboration is Part of our Currency
As architects and designers, you collaborate every day. Corey shares how collaboration strengthens our association.
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Design Forum Tickets Now Available
Tickets are now on sale for Design Forum: South is Up! Taking place in Northern Virginia on June 3–4, the program features an incredible line-up of visionary Latin American designers.
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Call for Entries: 2022 Design Awards
Entries to the 2022 Design Awards program are now being accepted. The deadline is 5 p.m. on June 28.
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Firm & Career Stage Roundtables Meet April 21
In addition to reconvening the Emerging Professional, Small, Mid-sized, and Large Firm Roundtables, this session kicks off the new Mid-career and Academic roundtables. Free.
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2022 Architects SPEAK UP!
We need your participation in AIA Virginia’s 2022 Architects SPEAK UP! this May. Read about the impact you can make.
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Knowledge Community Grants Close April 30th
Do you have a passion for knowledge communities? Do you need some seed money for a special speaker or an in-person statewide event? A new grant program has been developed to present a knowledge community with up to $1,000 this year.
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VANOMA Volunteer Opportunities
VANOMA’s 2022 Project Pipeline Summer Camp is scheduled for July 18-22, 2022. Planning has begun and we need your help!
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AIA Virginia Prize Announced
AIA Virginia is pleased to announce the students recognized as honorees in 2022 AIA Virginia Prize competition. Find out who won the $2000 prize!
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CALL for NOMINATIONS: AIA Virginia Honors Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for AIA Virginia’s Honors Awards. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022.
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Are You Ready to Get Licensed?
Only Three $50 Amber Book subscriptions remain!
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COTE Corner: Understanding Resilience
This document defines mitigation, resilience, adaptation, sustainability and regenerative design, clarifying the characteristics of each strategy as well as the nuances of hazard, risk, and vulnerability.
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Call for Content: The Health & Wellness Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the Health & Wellness Issue of Inform? Submit your content suggestions to the editor.
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects, associate members, and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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Continuing Education Opportunities
April 19 @ noon: Architects Speak Up! Advocacy Training
Earn 1.0 AIA LU | Elective
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April 20 @ noon: An Architects Guide to Fire Rated Head-of-Wall Fire Joints (Free)
Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW
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April 21 @ 9 a.m.: AIA Virginia’s Meeting of the Roundtables | Spring 2022
Earn 2.5 LU | Elective
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April 26 @ noon: Architects Speak Up! Message Book Training
Earn 1.0 AIA LU | Elective
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May 6 @ 9 a.m.: Online Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) Training ($105-$180)
Earn 6.5 AIA LU | HSW
Register>>

May 18 @ noon: Managing Condensation and Thermal Performance with Continuous Insulation (Free)
Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW
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May 24-24: HousingX
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Inaugural AEC Conference Reflections
How did the inaugural AEC Conference go last month? AIA Virginia member Kelly Callahan, AIA shares her experience.
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Blacksburg Mayors Innovative Design Cohort Design Charrette
The town of Blacksburg got started on their retail incubator project with a design charrette for ideas to create zero-carbon, resilient healthy, and equitable cities.
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Guide For Equitable Practice Supplement on Justice
This supplementary edition is intended to help designers convey the opportunities, benefits, and challenges of making justice a deliberate aim of the building process.
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Where’s Corey
Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, has pledged to travel around the state and visit firms, components, partner organizations, and universities.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: March 2022

Empowering
During this Woman’s History Month, I hope you will take some time out and thank some of the women who helped shape you.
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General Assembly Wrap-Up
View a list of the key bills that AIA Virginia worked on during this Session and the respective results.
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NEW!! Knowledge Community Grants
Do you have a passion for one of these knowledge communities? Do you need some seed money for a special speaker or an in-person statewide event? A new grant program has been developed to present a knowledge community with up to $1,000 this year.
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Design Forum: South is Up!
Save the dates for the upcoming Design Forum in Arlington on June 3-4. The program features an incredible line-up of visionary Latin American designers that question, explore, and redefine spaces that respect and celebrate their urban and natural ecosystems and their rich cultural contexts. Registration opens in April.
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Year in Review
Join us in celebrating everything we were able to accomplish together in 2021! Take a look at our 2021 Year in Review>>.

YAF Connection
Read the latest issue here>>

Architects Speak Up! Registration Open
Architects often do not receive a seat at the table when it comes to making important policy decisions, creating a gap between seeing problems and solving them at a macro-scale. We need your participation in elevating our profession – register for ARCHITECTS Speak Up! 2022.
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COTE Corner: Architect’s Primer on Renewable Energy
Meet your client’s goals while contributing to a more sustainable, distributed electric grid with this starter guide.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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AIA Virginia Partners on Affordable Housing Conference
HousingX highlights innovation in the fields of design, construction, finance, justice, and more this May 24-25 in Norfolk.
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The Forum
Learn more about YAF and our new YAF representative Carrie Parker, AIA.
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2022 Honors Committee Appointed
The 2022 Honors Committee was appointed at the Feb. 16 board meeting. Robert Boynton, FAIA will serve as chair.
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Call for Content: Energy Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the Energy Issue of Inform? Submit your content suggestions to the editor.

2022 National Intercultural Leadership Program (NILP) Begins April 12th
AIA Minnesota is pleased to host this cutting-edge skill-building program for leaders, change-makers, and professionals in the architecture industry who wish to practice inclusive leadership and create lasting culture change among their firms and organizations.
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Combined Event Calendar
Inform Magazine compiles all our favorite design-inspired events and educational programming into one place so you can always stay on the cutting edge. Check out upcoming events.
https://inform-magazine.com/events/

Is there an event we should include? Suggest a program by submitting the details online.

Upcoming Educational Opportunities
April 20 @ noon: An Architects Guide to Fire Rated Head-of-Wall Fire Joints (Free)
Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW
Register>>

May 6 @ 9 a.m.: Online Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) Training ($105-$180)
Earn 6.5 AIA LU | HSW
Register>>

May 18 @ noon: Managing Condensation and Thermal Performance with Continuous Insulation (Free)
Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW
Register>>

2022 Membership Dues
Do you need assistance paying your 2022 membership dues or need another copy of your invoice?
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Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members and AIA Virginia Allied Members.
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NCARB Webinar
Questions about the migration to PSI? During this March 22nd webinar, experts will review what to expect before, during, and after the migration and answer key questions about testing with PSI.
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Meet the Fellows
Which Virginia fellow was thrilled at the opportunity to clean Louis Kahn’s office and put out the trash after school.
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At the Last 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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Where’s Corey
Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, has pledged to travel around the state and visit firms, components, partner organizations, and universities.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: February 2022

Greatness and Heroes
I have been in the presence of greatness. I have been mentored by some of the most notable, gifted, and celebrated architects of recent generations.
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General Assembly Update
We have reached the halfway marker of the Virginia General Assembly. See what bills AIA Virginia is tracking.
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AEC Spring Conference
Join your peers March 17-18, 2022, at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront to collaborate, explore trending topics, and share solutions to common challenges. Hear from leaders from around the state – as well as clients with work about to enter the pipeline. Registration closes on March 11.
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Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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2022 AIA Virginia Prize Jury Announced
AIA Virginia is pleased to announce the jury for the 2022 AIA Virginia Prize. Carolyn Rickard-Brideau, AIA, will serve as chair.
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Call for Content: Accessibility Issue
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the Accessibility Issue of Inform? Submit your content suggestions to the editor.
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Operation: Reach, Retain, and Develop
You are making a difference in the lives of our Virginia architecture school students.
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Associated Thoughts: Following Through
Starting a new year comes with changes and resolutions. If you haven’t already taken the time to set up a few resolutions for 2022, I highly recommend setting up some professional and personal resolutions that relate to improving your mental and physical health.
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Combined Event Calendar
Inform Magazine compiles all our favorite design-inspired events and educational programming into one place so you can always stay on the cutting edge. Check out upcoming events.
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Is there an event we should include? Suggest a program by submitting the details online.
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2022 Membership Dues
If you still need to pay your 2022 AIA dues, we are here to help.
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COTE Corner: Energy Code
Shout out to Va. COTE Committee member Andrew McKinley, AIA, for serving on the Energy Code Sub-Workgroup. This workgroup will meet throughout the current Virginia Code Development Cycle to develop and review energy-related code change proposals, as well as identify areas of consensus or compromise amongst stakeholders related to Virginia’s energy code provisions. Keep an eye out here for updates – and give Andrew a high-five for serving in this capacity!

Welcome These New Members
We are always excited to welcome new members to Virginia. The following members recently joined the ranks of AIA Virginia.
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AIA Virginia Statement Addressing Social Injustice
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VANOMA events
Burt Pinnock + W&M Memorial to the Enslaved Spotlight
February 17th | 7 PM | Virtual
Join VANOMA for their upcoming monthly spotlight event on February 17th at 7 pm featuring Burt Pinnock, FAIA, NOMA and Baskervill’s William & Mary Memorial to the Enslaved. Use the following Zoom link to join the virtual meeting.
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VANOMA Open House | Charlottesville
February 25th | 5:30 PM | VMDO, 200 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, Virginia
Join VANOMA on February 25th at 5:30 pm for their fourth of four in-person Open House events to meet the board and learn more about what VANOMA has planned for 2022. VMDO has graciously offered to host, and the event will take place at their office, located at 200 E Market Street, in downtown Charlottesville. To comply with VMDO’s current COVID-19 policies, all attendees must be fully vaccinated with a booster shot and must wear a mask throughout the duration of the event. Due to this, refreshments will not be served during the event, but complimentary favors will be given at the culmination of the evening. Please register in advance via our google form here>>

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Garrett Named President
Glavé & Holmes Architecture, a nationally recognized architecture, interior design, and planning firm, announced today that Lori Garrett, FAIA, LEED Green Associate has been named President of the firm. Garrett succeeds Randy Holmes, FAIA, who was President of the firm for 21 years.
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Are You Ready to Get Licensed?
Only FIVE $50 Amber Book subscriptions remain!
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New Sponsorship Packages
AIA Virginia has launched a new sponsorship program for those vendors looking for year-long exposure to the Virginia architecture community.
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Meet the Fellows
Which fellow’s favorite meal is Thanksgiving dinner?
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Significant Residential Changes to the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code
The 2018 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (VUSBC) became effective on July 1st, 2021.
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Where’s Corey
Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, is back to traveling around the state to visit firms, components, partner organizations, and universities.
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AIA Virginia PAC
If you want to opt-out of giving to the AIA Virginia PAC from your 2022 dues payment, please click here.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: January 2022

Overwhelmed!!!
2022 AIA Virginia President, Robert Easter, shares his overwhelming gratitude with you.
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2022 Political Outlook in Virginia
On January 12th, the Virginia General Assembly gaveled into the 2022 session. In even-numbered years, the General Assembly convenes for a “long session” which is 60 days as prescribed by the Constitution.
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Registration Open for AEC Spring Conference
Registration is now open for this program that brings decision-makers together, face-to-face, for the first time since 2019. Join your peers March 17-18, 2022, at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront to collaborate, explore trending topics, and share solutions to common challenges.
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2022 AIA Virginia Prize Launches Jan. 21
The 2022 AIA Virginia Prize competition kicks off the spring semester by offering students the opportunity to win a $2,000 prize.
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Renew Your Membership Today
You should have recently received your 2022 AIA membership invoice in the mail giving you options to renew your membership online, by phone, or by mail. Don’t wait until the last minute, renew today! And remember, installment payments plans are available.

Meet the 2022 ELA Class
The 14th Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA) class started the year virtually last Friday with our first session. Meet the class.
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Riding the Vortex
Riding the Vortex wins the 2022 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award.
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YAF Now Ya Know
A bi-monthly newsletter from the AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF). Look out for important
news, AIA updates, and ways to engage.
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Speakers Announced for Design Forum
Design Forum: South is Up! features an incredible line-up of visionary Latin American designers this June 3-4, 2022 in Arlington, Va.
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Parker Named New YAR
Get to know our new Young Architect Representative, Carrie Lee Parker AIA, LEED AP BD+C.
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Welcome These New Members
We are always excited to welcome new members to Virginia. The following members recently joined AIA Virginia.
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Associated Thoughts: An Introduction
Starting a new year comes with new habits, new mindsets, and for me, new responsibilities! 2022 is shaping up to be a year of growth as I serve as AIA Virginia’s new Associate Director.
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Vosbeck Passes at 97
Past AIA Virginia President, William F. Vosbeck, Jr. “Bill” peacefully passed away in his sleep Dec. 15, 2021. Read the obituary and information on the upcoming service here
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New Architect
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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City of Petersburg seeks Downtown Master Plan Consultant
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Are You Ready to Get Licensed?
Only ten $50 Amber Book subscriptions remain!
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Highlights from the Last Board Meeting
Read about the items discussed and voted on during the December AIA Virginia Board meeting.
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Where’s Corey?
Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, is back to traveling around the state to visit firms, components, partner organizations, and universities.
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AIA Virginia PAC
If you want to opt out of giving to the AIA Virginia PAC from your 2022 dues payment, please click here.
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AIA Virginia Newsletter: NovDec 2021

Moving Forward United with Hope
In his final message to the membership, as AIA Virginia President, Sean Reilly shares his thoughts about the accomplishments of 2021.
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2021 Design Awards Announced
AIA Virginia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Design Awards. From a field of 150 entries, only 20 were selected by the jury.
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Operation RRD: More Mentors Needed
We need you! We currently have students from Virginia Architecture Schools that want a mentor to help them navigate their college and post-graduation journey.
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AIA Hampton Roads Wins the AIA Virginia PAC Award for the Second Time
As the winner, the local component will receive $1,000 from AIA Virginia for use during its 2022 Architecture Week to enhance its public outreach efforts.
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ELA Class of 2021 Wrap-Up
View the Emerging Leaders in Architecture 2021 class project presentation and help support their plan for the community of Blackwell.
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AEC Conference – SAVE THE DATE
Plan to join us at Virginia Beach, March 17-18, 2022 for the AEC Virginia Conference – hosted by the Virginia chapters of the ACEC, AIA, and the AGC.
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YAR Call for Applications
Are you an AIA Member interested in the issues confronting young architects? Would you like to help the Young Architects Forum (YAF) address these issues? Then, you may be just the person we’re looking for.
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It’s a Wrap: ArchEx and Visions for Architecture
The profession came together for the first time in nearly two years at Visions for Architecture on Nov. 5, 2021, to hear a talk by 2020 AIA Gold Medal winner Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, and to celebrate the AIA Virginia Honors Awards and Design Awards.
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Welcome These New Members
We are always excited to welcome new members to Virginia. The following members recently joined AIA Virginia.
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Procrastinator’s Series
Did you put off your continuing education this year? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Sign up for our lunch and learn series Dec. 6–10 at noon and knock out those learning units!
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Va. HRC Trivia Mixer
Join AIA Virginia’s Historic Resources Committee for a Virtual Trivia Mixer on Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.! Mix up a cocktail (or mocktail) using one of our historic recipes and join us for a night of trivia and fun. Connect with the preservation community in Virginia and test your knowledge of the built environment. Win prizes and glory.
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Thank You for Your Support
To date, you have donated $4,150 to Hampton University. The campaign will stay open through Dec. 31, 2021.
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Connecting the Dots: From People to Planet
How can architects address the road to recovery, prevention, and ultimately resilience by connecting the dots from people to planet? Join us on Dec. 14 at noon for an engaging panel discussion. This program is a collaboration between AIA Northern Virginia CAE, AIA Virginia COTE, Virginia NOMA, and Baltimore NOMA.
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Associated Thoughts: Unfinished Things
The world we inhabit is always being done and undone, and architecture is perpetually the business of unfinished things.
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COTE Corner: Are You a Carbon Counter?
Holistically measuring the embodied carbon or CO2-equivalent emissions associated with a building’s materials is tricky (and vital). Are you interested in sharing resources and best practices?
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Want to Make an Impact? Get Involved in the Code Development Cycle
The 2021 Code Development Cycle is underway, and it is critical for architects to have a seat at the table! Submit changes or get involved in a workgroup.
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Congratulations to VANOMA
NOMA has chosen to recognize VANOMA as the 2021 Chapter of the Year for Large Chapters and as a 2021 Five-Star Chapter, its highest ranking for healthy chapters.
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Upcoming VANOMA Events
Join VANOMA on December 16th at 7:00 p.m. for their next monthly spotlight event.
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New Architects
Congratulations to the following members for passing their exams and gaining licensure.
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Are You Ready to Get Licensed?
Only twelve $50 Amber Book subscriptions remain!
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COVID-19 Free Legal Advice for You
AIA Virginia and O’Hagan Meyer Attorneys + Advisors have partnered together to provide up to 30 minutes of legal counseling for AIA Members.
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Meet the Fellows
Which new Fellow from Virginia thought they wanted to be an artist, but in the process of taking many art history classes, realized that architecture was their calling?
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Highlights from the Last Board Meeting
Read about the items discussed and voted on during the October AIA Virginia Board meeting.
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Where’s Corey?
Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, is back to traveling around the state to visit firms, components, partner organizations, and universities.
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AIA Virginia PAC
If you want to opt out of giving to the AIA Virginia PAC from your 2022 dues payment, please click here.
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