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“Netizen” Architect – Georgina Thibodeaux, Assoc. AIA

“Netizen” Architect Georgina Thibodeaux, Assoc. AIA, AIAPV board member and Emerging Professionals Committee leader, had her thoughts about Convention immortalized in an interview on the podcast Archispeak. In addition to her excitement about the future of women in architecture – “There were five women presenters at the keynote . . .  and I checked off my bucket … Read More »

5-6-14 Advocacy Update: IgCC Next Steps; Carbon Emissions in Building Codes

Eileen Emmet, AIA-PV Advocacy Chair and Co-chair of our IgCC Task Force, provides the following information on upcoming activities related to the IgCC and carbon emissions in building codes. 1. The Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services has announced plans for stakeholder sessions to review and discuss possible adoption of the IgCC.  Throughout 2013 and early 2014, … Read More »

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2014 Architecture Week

Taking Architecture to the Public: Architecture Week 2014 This year, AIA Potomac Valley will observe National Architecture Week in April, coordinating with the AIA’s national awareness program celebrating architects and their achievements and the impact of architecture on our daily lives. We have many activities planned to engage the public as well as architects, with lots of opportunities for interaction. … Read More »

Tree Bill Implementation March 1, 2014 – Reminder

A message from the Montgomery County, MD, Department of Permitting Services: The County Council passed two bills last summer which involve permits and trees. Both take effect on March 1, 2014. The first bill (Bill #35-12, Tree Canopy Conservation) only involves certain sediment control permits. If you are applying for a sediment control permit to … Read More »


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Montgomery County Advocacy Updates – 2-11-14

Council hearings on the following bills are scheduled for February 11 at 7:30 pm: Subjects: Bill 10-14 – Buildings Solar; Bill 9-14 Buildings Renewable Energy; Bill 8-14 County Bldgs Clean Energy Renewable; Bill 7-14 Contracts Certified Green Bldg Program; Bill 6-14 Office of Sustainability Established; Bill 3-14 Buildings Energy Efficiency Standards; Bill 2-14 Environmental Sustainability, Building Benchmarking. … Read More »

Contract Docs-New Online Service, Price Increases on Paper

AIA Contract Documents has introduced a new online service, ACD5, to protect your business with 180+ time-tested legal contracts and forms for any project, large or small. With the new online service there’s no software to download. You can access, edit, and share your documents online, from your office, worksite, computer or mobile device. Manage … Read More »

Tri-Chapter Push for Transit-Oriented Development

The first Tri-Chapter Transit Oriented Development (TOD) advocacy event, involving AIA Potomac Valley, AIA|DC, and AIA Northern Virginia, was held at the District Architecture Center on December 4th, 2013. A group of interested chapter members organized a well-attended presentation focused on how to advocate for and successfully implement TOD in our region. With many local … Read More »

Trivia Night Moved to February 6

Just after our announcement of Trivia Night went out today, we learned that we’ll have to postpone the event due to repair from a frozen pipe incident at Growlers. The new date is Thursday, February 6, same time and same place! Details here. Sign up . . . if you think your know your stuff!

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