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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. 

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How the Tax Bill Affects Architects

AIA Manager of Federal Relations Ian McTiernan describes the key provisions of the legislation and the work of AIA to change provisions that would have had negative impacts on architects.

01/16/2018 | 

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Torti Gallas + Partners Publishes New Book - Architects of Community

Torti Gallas + Partners has published Architects of Community, a fully illustrated hardback publication featuring sixty built and ongoing projects and containing informative essays on the firm's methodology and philosophy.

11/13/2017 | 

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Carl Elefante, FAIA, Named a Fellow of the Association for Preservation Technology International

Carl Elefante, FAIA, a principal and director of sustainability with Quinn Evans Architects, and AIA National 2018 President-Elect, has been inducted to the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI) College of Fellows.

11/10/2017 | 

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Upcoming events

Jan 26

SPG – January Round Table Discussion

Please join your fellow small practice architects for a meaningful discussion about what matters to you and your practice. 1 LU/HSW


Jan 31

Covering It Up: Dissecting Cladding Attachment

Review of how codes shape and influence the approach of cladding attachment for projects. Presentation includes review of performance impacts of different cladding and their design as it relates to the cladding attachment system.