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Potomac Valley Architect September 20 

Celebrate Design - People's Choice Voting

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YOU CAN VOTE FOR "PEOPLE'S CHOICE" AWARDS
Public voting for AIA Potomac Valley project entries closes October 16

In addition to our juried Excellence in Design Awards, this year, AIA Potomac Valley will present certificates for two People's Choice Award winners -- one Residential and one Non-Residential (including Multi-family).  Vote for your favorite project – a place you'd like to live, work or play! Anyone can vote, but each person may cast only one vote across all categories. Winners will be announced at Celebrate Design 2017

TICKETS AND TABLES
General admission only $35! 

Don't miss this chance to celebrate the power of great design with 200 design industry professionals, community leaders and elected officials. General admission tickets are only $35. A limited number of tables for ten can be reserved for $400, which includes a table sign with your company's name. Remember, every design awards entry is entitled to a free ticket to Celebrate Design 2017. Purchase tickets and tables online.

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Education and Events

LAST WEDNESDAY LUNCH & LEARN: IECC ENERGY CODE REVIEW AND MASONRY COMPLIANCE OPTIONS

Wednesday, September 27
12:00 - 1:00 PM, Live Webinar with Torti Gallas + Partners

This presentation reviews exterior envelope R-Value requirements and masonry wall compliance options in regards to the 2012 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code). We will review exterior wall R-value requirements and define Continuous Insulation (CI) as well as present design opportunities and innovative wall systems that comply with the 2012 IECC. 1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 LEED/USGBC

AIAPV has partnered with Torti Gallas + Partners to offer a limited number of seats for live webinars of the firm's Lunch & Learn CEU events on the last Wednesday of each month. Registration is open now for AIAPV members and will open three days before the course for other AIA members and nonmembers. 

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FIRST TUESDAY LUNCH & LEARN: AV & IT CONNECTIVITY IN CEILINGS, WALLS, FLOORS AND TABLES

Tuesday, October 3
12:00 - 1:00 PM, Live Webinar with Grimm + Parker

Today’s designs demand a variety of communications and multi-media capabilities; this course will guide architects, engineers and interior designers through the convergence of technology with building design. Audiovisual applications in various spaces will be covered, and the connectivity requirements associated with them will be discussed. 1 AIA LU/HSW

AIAPV has partnered with Grimm + Parker to offer a limited number of seats for live webinars of the firm's Lunch & Learn CEU events on the first Tuesday of each month. Registration is open now for AIAPV members and will open three days before course for other AIA members and nonmembers. 

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2017 MONTGOMERY MODERN BUS TOUR - COHEN, HAFT & ASSOCIATES

Sunday, October 8
1:00 - 3:30 PM - Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Rockville

The Montgomery County Planning Department, AIA Potomac Valley and Docomomo-DC present the 4th annual Montgomery Modern Tour, exploring the Montgomery County work of Cohen, Haft & Associates, a leading modernist architecture firm distinguished for contemporary designs integrated with natural, often rugged, settings.  The tour takes us to The Hilltop, Potowmack Preserve and the Charles E. Smith Service Center campus, which includes the Bender JCC of Greater Washington, Jewish Social Services Agency and Hebrew Home for the Aged, all designed by Cohen, Haft & Associates. 2.5 LU/HSW


CRAN: BRIDGE THE COMMUNICATIONS GAP WITH CLIENTS AND THE PUBLIC

Tuesday, October 24
6:30 - 8:30 PM - Silver Spring Civic Building

While there is great respect for architects, there’s little understanding of what we do, or how our work affects others. Let the AIA Message Book be your guide for crafting clear, positive, and memorable messages. Supported by a tremendous amount of research and developed with AIA members, this guide helps bridge the gap between architects and the public. Organized by AIA Potomac Valley for the Capital Area Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN). 1.5 LU

Check our Calendar for more events.

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Around the Region

MDASLA INAUGURAL GOLF OUTING

Monday, September 25
The Timbers at Troy - Ellicott City

The inaugural Golf Outing of the Maryland chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, sponsored by Ernest Maier, is this Monday. There is still time to register to spend a beautiful fall day networking with industry partners on the links! This event supports the MDASLA Scholarship fund.

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AIA MARYLAND 2017 EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS CELEBRATION

Thursday, September 28
5:30 PM - Greencourt Innovation Center, Rockville

Join AIA Maryland next week for its annual Design Awards Celebration at Greencourt Innovation Center, Rockville, Maryland. The event will celebrate design excellence, recognize distinctive works of architecture, honor architect and student winners, and winners of the People’s Choice Award.

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ROOTED IN RESILIENCE: DESIGNDC 2017

Tuesday, October 3 - Thursday, October 5
Walter E. Washington Convention Center and multiple tour sites

DesignDC 2017: Rooted in Resilience will look at how the region has achieved resiliency and how architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers can be leaders in advocating for resiliency. The conference agenda is organized along four tracks: Economy & Society, Health & Wellbeing, Infrastructure & Environment, Leadership & Strategy. Earn up to 16 credits over the three-day event!

Volunteers are still needed! Receive discounted admission while helping make the conference go smoothly for hundreds of attendees. Click the "Volunteer" button on the DesignDC 2017 main page.

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REDISCOVERING BRUTALISM: UNDERSTANDING DC'S CONCRETE ARCHITECTURE

Saturday October 7
1:00 - 5:00 PM - AIA National Headquarters

Docomomo DC will host Rediscovering Brutalism, a lecture and tour highlighting the unique brutalist architectural heritage of Washington, D.C., as part of this year’s annual, nationwide Docomomo Tour Day.

Rediscovering Brutalism will begin with a lecture by architectural historian Michael Kubo on the evolution of brutalist design and its development within Washington, D.C. The lecture will take place in the boardroom of the AIA National Headquarters, a classic example of D.C. brutalism that was designed by The Architectural Collective (TAC) and opened in 1973. A walking and Metro-riding tour that highlights notable examples of brutalism from downtown Washington to Dupont Circle will follow the lecture, with guests invited to debrief at a post-tour happy hour. 

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UMD SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND PRESERVATION 50TH ANNIVERSARY KICK-OFF RECEPTION

Saturday, October 7
5:00 - 7:30 PM - The Hotel at the University of Maryland, College Park

This free event kicks off a year-long celebration of the School's 50th Anniversary. The featured speaker is AIA Potomac Valley member, AIA 2018 President, and MAPP alumnus Carl Elefante, FAIA.

AIA Potomac Valley is proud to be a major sponsor of the Kick-Off Reception, along with AIA Maryland, AIA Baltimore and AIA Chesapeake Bay.

RSVP by October 1, 2017 to mapp.events@umd.edu  or 301-405-6286. If you would like to make a gift in honor of the 50th Anniversary, please visit: go.umd.edu/MAPP50.

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Around AIA

CALL FOR 2018 NATIONAL COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS

AIA is seeking nominations for AIA national committees. To view openings in 2018, visit our nomination homepage. The deadline for submissions is 5pm ET on October 9. Members must submit a resume and a letter of interest with their application. Applicants must be Architect or Associate members in good standing.

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Where We Stand: Buildings Are Infrastructure

"Designing buildings to minimize damage from such natural disasters as hurricanes matters not only for public health, safety, and welfare; it also makes complete economic sense." - AIA President Tom Vonier, FAIA

09/13/2017 | renee@aiapv.org 

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That Back-to-School Feeling

Board Member Jennifer Verbeke: "AIA is not just an earned title to post at the end of your email signature. It’s actually an invitation and an opportunity to continue learning about our profession, sharpening our skills and pursuing our interests."

09/06/2017 | renee@aiapv.org 

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High School Students Tour Local Firms

Three Richard Montgomery High School juniors will visit the offices of eight Potomac Valley firms this week as part of their exploration of potential careers in architecture.

08/28/2017 | renee@aiapv.org 

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