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AIAPV Receives Award for Montgomery Modern Program

The Maryland Historical Trust honored AIA Potomac Valley and the Montgomery County Planning Department with a Maryland Preservation Award for the 2013 “Montgomery Modern Bus Tour” held in October 2013 to bring attention to Mid-Century Modern buildings and homes in Montgomery County. Chapter Executive Director Renee Catacalos accepted the award along with Clare Lise Kelly … Read More »

LEAFHouse Liquid Desiccant Wall | April Update

Remember, As the desiccant waterfall absorbs water, it becomes diluted and its ability to dry the air declines. The desiccant solution needs to be regenerated. This can be done by simply heating up the desiccant and letting the water evaporate to the outside air. Thus, the desiccant is re-concentrated and ready to return to its job … Read More »

LEAFHouse Liquid Desiccant Wall | March Update

Using Sketch Up, the ENME488 students have finished recreating the fundemental geometry of LEAFHouse. The basic model will be put into a Energy Plus (E+) plug-in for Sketch Up, allowing the students to create an energy model of LEAFHouse when the LDW is not in use. Afterwards, the Waterfall Regenerator will be fixed, the LDW will … Read More »

LEAFHouse Liquid Desiccant Wall | February Update

Developed within LEAFHouse is a liquid desiccant waterfall (LDW) feature that actively dehumidifies the interior space of the house, effectively reducing the cooling load. This desiccant system was successfully utilized in two of the Solar Decathlon Competitions, LEAFHouse (2007)–2nd Place–and Watershed (2011)–1st Place. Since the beginning of the 2015 spring semester, Maryland students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Special … Read More »

AIAPV Member Writes Article for The Post

AIA Potomac Valley member Julia Caswell Daitch‘s article on “How to Live Large in a Tiny House” has posted this morning and is available in the Where We Live blog section of Julia is the principal architect of Caswell Daitch Architects in Silver Spring, and also a member of the AIA’s Capital Area Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN).

2015 AIA Convention – Tweets of Interest

A Little History The AIA Board of Directors Class of 2013 selected as its name The Original 13 from the 13 Architects, led by Richard Upjohn, who founded the AIA in 1857. “We chose our class name in recognition of the AIA’s legacy, but we are all about looking to the future. We care deeply about future generations of … Read More »

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