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Super-Volunteers Earn Chapter Recognition

AIA Potomac Valley President Janice Szymanski, AIA recognized the extra effort of six Chapter volunteers with Certificates of Appreciation at last week’s Annual Membership Meeting. Congratulations to these “super-volunteers”! Wayne Broadfield, AIA: ” . . . in recognition of your assistance with our leadership transition, your continued involvement with the Chapter following your term as president, and … Read More »

Carl Elefante, FAIA on AIA’s Post-Election Response

The past few days have been a whirlwind. The election results seem to have shocked everyone, including the Trump campaign team. Potential changes to federal policies and programs will certainly impact the building sector and architecture profession. First thing Wednesday morning, AIA broadcast a “standard” post-election statement under the signature of Robert Ivy, FAIA, Chief … Read More »

Architects Issue Statement on 2016 Election Results

Washington, D.C. – November 9, 2016 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued the following statement on the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, as well as the incoming 115th Congress. Please attribute to AIA Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “The AIA and its 89,000 members are committed … Read More »

Nine Projects Recognized With AIA Potomac Valley Excellence in Design Awards

Nine projects of 63 submitted were honored with Excellence in Design Awards by the American Institute of Architects Potomac Valley Chapter at the annual Celebrate Design event, co-hosted with the Montgomery County Planning Department, on Thursday, October 20 at the Silver Spring Civic Building.  Visit the 2016 Design Award Winners Gallery for more photos, project … Read More »

Serving on the Board of Directors

The AIA Potomac Valley chapter Board of Directors sets policies and strategic direction for the chapter, monitors and ensures the fiscal health of the organization, and allocates the chapter’s resources appropriately in order to meet Core Member Service standards established by AIA National. This sounds very official, but our Board is a collegial group of professionals representing … Read More »

Call for Nominations – NAC and YAF

The AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) and the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC) seek nominations for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director position for each of these committees. Each is a 2-year appointment, beginning January 2017 and ending December 2018. YAF applicants must be an architect within their first 10 years of licensure. NAC applicants should not be licensed … Read More »

Local Architects To Honor Two Educators with 2016 Kea Medal

     Local Architects To Honor Two Educators with 2016 Kea Medal Kea Medal Is Chapter’s Highest Honor, Recognizes Leadership, Advocacy and Service to the Design Profession David Cronrath, AIA, Professor and Dean of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at the University of Maryland, and Randy Steiner, AIA, Coordinator of the Architecture Program … Read More »

Midcentury Modern Tours This Fall

Midcentury Modern buffs have two opportunities to earn 4 HSW credits while visiting iconic buildings in our region. These are also open to the public, so register now as tickets will go quickly! Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob Overnight Bus Tour, September 30-October 1 – The AIA chapters in Maryland jointly present an architectural pilgrimage to two … Read More »

“How to Submit Winning Design Awards Entries”

Recording of “How to Submit Winning Design Awards Entries” Presented by AIA Baltimore, June 14, 2016 We apologize for the poor sound quality of this recording. The first ten minutes are especially difficult to understand. However, the slides present very valuable information on their own and the speakers’ comments are worth a little effort to … Read More »

Check out new SK+I office, hear about their work!

Join us for a tour of the newly renovated offices of SK+I Architecture, a 2015 AIA Potomac Valley Excellence in Design Award winner for Interior Architecture and a presentation on a variety of design challenges the firm has faced and the solutions they have employed in some of their most successful mixed-use and multifamily projects. … Read More »

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