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Welcome to AIA Potomac Valley

A local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, working to make a better environment through architecture in the Maryland counties of Allegany, Charles, Garrett, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince Georges and Washington.

April 28 - Maryland Day at LEAFHouse!

Join us for a day of hands-on demonstrations showing ways to apply the latest thoughts on sustainability to our homes and landscapes, in conjunction with the University of Maryland's Maryland Day 2018.

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Grimm + Parker Receives 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Award

Grimm + Parker's award-winning design, the Laurel Branch Library located in Prince George's County, was featured on the cover of the April 6th edition of AIA Architect as one of the recipients of the 2018 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards.

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Architects of Advocacy - How AIA members influenced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

It is important to acknowledge the influence your letters and calls to legislators across the nation had, as well as the expert guidance that the AIA’s Government Relations and Advocacy team had on the outcome of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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AIA Components in States Bordering Mexico Reject Wall on Ethical, Environmental Grounds

“AIA National strongly supports our components and chapters, whose boards of directors have tried to make sense of the administration’s requests for wall funding.” - Carl Elefante, FAIA, 2018 AIA President

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Before and After: 1960's Ranch Home Makeover

Before and After: A floor-to-rafters remodel by Finecraft Contractors brings a basic 1960's ranch home back to life into a custom-made masterpiece.

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Upcoming events

May 24

Construction History Society of America 6th Biennial Meeting; University of Maryland

CHSA 6th Biennial / UM will feature research and scholarship from a diverse range of academics and practitioners, focusing generally on the history of building design, fabrication, and construction throughout the Americas over the last five hundred years.

May 30

Comfort by Design: Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Technology

This course offers an overview of the HVAC industry focusing on Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems and details VRF technology and its advantages in both design and application for projects.

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