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AIA Virginia News: October 2017

And The Winners Are …
AIA Virginia, a Society of the American Institute of Architects, honors work done by Virginia-based architects with the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Architecture. Also known as the Design Awards, these honors celebrate projects no older than seven years that contribute to the built environment and are clear examples of thoughtful, engaging design. This year’s jury has identified three Honor Awards, ten Merit Awards, and three Honorable Mentions. Award categories include Architecture, Contextual Design, Residential Design, Interior Design and Historic Preservation. More>>

Why I Attend ArchEx
This will be my first Architecture Exchange East as your Executive Vice President and Servant-In-Chief.  As a practitioner and firm leader, I attended this conference roughly a dozen times. As I write this article, I ask myself, “Why did I attend?” Was it the continuing education? The keynote speaker? The networking and fellowship? More>>

ArchEx Registration Closes in 10 Days
Online registration for the 30th annual Architecture Exchange East closes Oct. 25, 2017. This is the last chance for you to lock in your spot for our exciting conference. Here are a couple of sessions you might be interested in attending. More>>

Jane Cady Rathbone, FAIA, to Receive the William C. Noland Medal More>>

Calder C. Loth Selected to Receive the Architecture Medal for Virginia Service More>>

Bierce, Galvin, and Loomis Honored for Distinguished Achievement More>>

Liphart Steel Company Recognized with AIA Virginia Honors More>>

Honorary Membership Conferred Upon Nosbisch More>>

Virginia Eye Institute Recognized with Test of Time Award More>>

Frazier Associates to Receive Firm Award More>> 

Field, Harper, and Schubert Recognized with Emerging Professional Award More>>

2018 ELA Nominations Now Accepted
Do you know an emerging professional that should be part of the 2018 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture? Nominations are now being accepted. More>>

Early Renew Incentives
You’ll be receiving your 2018 dues invoice soon. Did you know you can enroll in a payment plan to stretch out your dues payments? More info here>>

Good Golly Miss Mod-dy!
We dare you to try not to sing along to Kenney Payne’s explanation of Mods — otherwise known as code modifications, as found in the 2012 Virginia Construction Code Section 106.3. More>>

AIA Virginia Prize Competition
Students from around the state took part last month in the AIA Virginia Prize, a design charrette that engages students at all of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia. Read about their design challenge. More>>

Why Give?
In order for your profession to have a voice in the political process, it is important to support those candidates who best represent your viewpoint on the issues. More>>

Annual Meeting and Slate of Officers Announced
Hear about vital developments with your professional society, elect officers and conduct other business at the AIA Virginia Annual Meeting of the Membership. The meeting will be held during Architecture Exchange East at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. in room E21c. There is no charge to attend the Membership Meeting. More>>

AIA Leadership Institute 2017 – Register today!
Join AIA Nov. 16, for a powerful one-day leadership training event for architects. Earn up to 6.25 LU|HSW by participating at one of our five Regional Venue locations. Learn essential leadership skills to take on a larger role in your firm and community. Register and learn more here >

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

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AIA Virginia News: September 2017

What Can We Do?
As we watched the natural disaster in Houston [and surrounding areas] unfold, it solidifies the importance of resiliency and reconfirms the significance of the role we play in our respective communities as architects. More>>

Catch These Tours at ArchEx 17
This year’s tour program looks like it’s going to be the most exciting yet. Developed in partnership with Virginia ASLA and local firms, the tours for this year’s ArchEx will take attendees behind the scenes at one of Richmond’s most anticipated buildings, tour one of the largest LEED Silver Breweries on the East Coast, and visit the Capitol grounds to see how this historic site is dealing with modern constraints. More>>

Young Architects Forum Regional Director (YARD) Applications Open
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. More>>

Annual Meeting and Slate of Officers Announced
Hear about vital developments with your professional society, elect officers and conduct other business at the AIA Virginia Annual Meeting of the Membership. The meeting will be held during Architecture Exchange East at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. in room E21c. There is no charge to attend the Membership Meeting. More>>

When Statutes Override Contracts
We see them all the time: overreaching indemnity provisions that might compromise our professional liability insurance coverage and hold firms accountable for a catalog of frightening claims and damages. More>>

Visions for Architecture Gala
Join your colleagues for an evening at the Hotel John Marshall to celebrate architecture and delight in the accomplishments of people and organizations whose vision and skills enrich our world. Recognize the winners of the 2017 AIA Virginia Honors program and the Design Awards program and reconnect with peers from around the Commonwealth. More>>

Is Your Information Up To Date?
Have you moved, changed jobs, obtained your license, or otherwise need to update your contact information in the AIA database? More>>

Actions from the August Board Meeting
Read a summary of the actions and discussions from the August AIA Virginia Board of Directors meeting. More>>

We Fight for the Profession
AIA Virginia uses the collective power of the profession to participate in the legislative and regulatory policy-making process by educating legislators about issues that are important to us. 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. More>>

New Financial and Legal Digital Tool
Chartwell Capital Advisors has released a new digital tool to help you take advantage of the individual consulting services and benefits that meet your needs as a business, individual, or employee. More>>

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

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AIA Virginia News: August 2017

Great Expectations
Our new Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, AIA, shares what he’s been up to during his first 75 days. More>>

ArchEx 2017 Keynote Announced
See who will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming 30th annual Architecture Exchange East conference and expo. More>>

Speak Up
AIA Virginia Director, Sean E. Reilly, AIA, attended AIA’s flagship advocacy training event, Speak Up, last month in Denver. More>>

Shelton Presents at ALA Summit
AIA Virginia member and Virginia Licensing Advisory, Rachel Shelton, AIA, recently attended and presented at the Licensing Advisor’s Summit held July 28-30 in Chicago. More>>

Updated Public Policies and Position Statements
At the June 16, 2017, Board of Director’s meeting, AIA Virginia adopted a Directory of Public Policies and Position Statements. More>>

You’re Invited
Please join all Virginia and Maryland chapters of the AIA in welcoming guests to the biennial AIA Women’s Leadership Summit at the host reception. More>>

We Fight for the Profession
AIA Virginia uses the collective power of the profession to participate in the legislative and regulatory policy-making process by educating legislators about issues that are important to us. More>>

Seven Trust-Based Asset Protection Strategies for You and Your Family
You don’t have to make your family’s assets easy for creditors to reach.  Protecting your hard-earned assets for the benefit of yourself and your family can be accomplished through careful planning. 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. More>>

2030 Commitment Report Released
The AIA released 2030 By the Numbers, the 2016 progress report assessing the work of architecture firms that are part of the AIA 2030 Commitment. More>>

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

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AIA Virginia News: July 2017

The Seasons Change
President Bill Brown takes a look back at the accomplishments of AIA Virginia this year as was shared with the membership during our “virtual” membership meeting on June 16, 2017. More>>

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

Collaboration
We look forward to seeing you at the 30th annual Architecture Exchange East this November in Richmond. More>>

AIA Virginia Affirms Commitment to Principles of Paris Climate Agreement
At the June Board of Director’s meeting, AIA Virginia reaffirmed its support for policies, programs, and incentives that encourage energy conservation in the built environment. More>>

Call for Leaders
Any emerging professionals interested in advancing AIA’s mission and values can apply for open positions on the Young Architects Forum and the National Associates Committee. More>>

Work on 179D Continues
AIA Virginia and our friends with ACEC Virginia have been working for years to address issues surrounding the Internal Revenue Code Section 179D, Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction. More>>

 2017 AIA Research Summit
Researchers from academia and practice recently convened to define what research means in the architectural profession at the AIA Research Summit. More>>

AIA Member Logo
Did you know that there is an “AIA Member” logo available for your promotional use? More>>

What to Do With a Confusing, Old Trust
Estate plans evolve. Or at least they should. Any plan that fails to achieve your goals and doesn’t match your current financial and family circumstances is out of date and is in need of an overhaul. More>>

New AIA Virginia Bylaws
Thank you for approving the new AIA Virginia Bylaws at the recent virtual membership meeting. There will be one clarification/update for the membership to vote on at the annual meeting, Nov. 2, 2017, at Architecture Exchange East. 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. More>>

 Amplify Your Voice
The AIA Virginia PAC supports legislators who understand our agenda and support our goals without regard to party affiliation. A strong PAC is critical to our advocacy efforts and is completely funded by donations from members just like you. Please give to the PAC today>>

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

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AIA Virginia News: June 2017

Thank You
Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA shares a few parting thoughts about her tenure at the helm of AIA Virginia. More>>

Virtual Membership Meeting This Week
Please take a moment to register for Friday’s virtual membership meeting. There is an important vote on the revised bylaws. More>>

AIA Position Statement on Pre-licensure Titling: Guidance for Virginia Architecture Firms
In Virginia, and in most states, both suggested titles run counter to regulations. More>>

Design Awards – Call for Entries
Submission deadline is tomorrow for the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Architecture. More>>

AIA Opposes Withdrawal from Climate Agreement; Suggest Next Steps for Architects
What can you do to help design a more sustainable built environment and speak up for good design? More>>

Save the Date for ArchEx 2017
You won’t want to miss this exciting new element at Architecture Exchange East this November. More>>

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

Meet the ELA Class of 2017
Here’s your chance to meet the 2017 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture. These 16 young professionals are shaping the future of the profession. More>>

Estate Planning
The advice from Rob Smith of Chartwell Capital Advisors this month can literally save you a million dollars. More>>

Fellowship
Looking to become a fellow? Submissions are due October 13, 2017. More>>

Preparing for the ARE
AIA is here to help you on your path to licensure. Resources are available at your local chapter and through AIA here>>

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

Latest News from DPOR
2017 is proving to be another busy and exciting year for the APELSCIDLA Board! Read their latest newsletter here>>

Blueprint for Better
The third annual I Look Up Film Challenge invites architects and filmmakers to collaborate in bringing architectural stories to life. This year’s challenge calls for films that highlight projects and architects that are helping to change communities for the better. More>>

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

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AIA Virginia News: May 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AIA Virginia News: April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Region of The Virginias Reception at A’17
Are you attending A’17, the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando? Join your colleagues for a reception.
More>>

Hampton University Celebrates with Beaux Arts Ball
To celebrate the 75th anniversary, the department of architecture at Hampton University is holding a Beaux Arts Ball on April 29. More>>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AIA Virginia News: March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AIA Virginia News: February 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AIA Virginia News: January 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Membership News

  • Why I Attend ArchEx

    Executive Vice President Corey Clayborne, AIA takes a look at why he has attended ArchEx in the past and what’s on tap for this year.

Professional Development News

Government Advocacy News

  • Good Golly Miss Mod-dy!

    Kenney Payne’s explanation of Mods. Otherwise, known as code modifications as found in the 2012 Virginia Construction Code Section 106.3.

Virginia Accord

  • The Virginia Accord

    Bringing together the planning and design disciplines to examine two key themes critical to the future — job creation and environmental sustainability — on Sept. 19-20, 2014 at the Virginia Accord.