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Early Renewal Makes a Difference

AIA will begin the annual process of membership renewal in the next few weeks. Did you know that renewing before December 31 helps give the chapter a greater voice within the AIA? Membership numbers at the close of the year determine how many delegates the chapter receives at the next year’s AIA Convention and has … Read More »

Architects to Honor Melanie Hennigan, AIA, and Raymond Skinner with Kea Medal at October 17 Design Awards Celebration

Kea Medal Recognizes Leadership, Advocacy and Service to the Design Profession COLLEGE PARK, MD, September 10, 2014 – AIA Potomac Valley, a Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, will present the Paul H. Kea Medal to two outstanding community leaders at the chapter’s Design Awards Celebration on Friday, October 17 at the Silver Spring … Read More »

Two AIAPV Architects Contribute to WBJ List

See which buildings chapter members Wayne Broadfield, AIA and Randy Steiner, AIA predicted would stand the test of time in this piece from the September 5th Washington Business Journal. The Test of Time – WBJ print edition Sept. 5

The Ninth-Annual “DesignDC” Conference – October 1-3, 2014

Over 700 Washington-area architects and design professionals expected to attend conference focused on collaboration and project team synergies Keynotes will feature design thinking expert Tim Ogilvie and Stephen Chung, AIA, Host of PBS’ “Cool Spaces: The Best of Architecture” Washington, DC – September 8, 2014 – For today’s complex projects, design is truly a team … Read More »

AIA PV’s NEW Historic Preservation Committee

The AIA-Potomac Valley Chapter is forming a Historic Preservation Committee to focus on important preservation topics in the Potomac Valley Maryland region. We encourage members and allied professionals to join and help us raise awareness of the value of older, important, existing buildings. Scott Paden, of OLBN in Rockville, has volunteered to chair the committee. … Read More »

IgCC Public Work Session Follow-Up Briefing 09/03/14

The Dept. of Permitting Services has held six public work sessions devoted to one or more specific chapters of the IgCC and proposed amendments. Here is the link to the 2012 IgCC, DPS proposed amendments, minutes of the public work sessions and stakeholder comments. After reviewing comments from stakeholders, we have revised our proposed amendments which will … Read More »

Montgomery County Entering Final Phase in IgCC Adoption

On July 16th, the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) completed public worksessions on the International Green Construction Code (IgCC 2012), signalling that this code is moving towards adoption in the county in January 2015.  In August and September, the DPS will prepare a new draft of proposed code amendments.  Approximately October 1, the revised … Read More »

“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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