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Potomac Valley Architect August 9 

Chapter News

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Tickets are now on sale for Celebrate Design 2017, our biggest event of the year, celebrating the best work of our members and our region with the presentation of our Excellence in Design Awards and the Paul H. Kea Medal

Celebrate Design 2017 is co-hosted by the Montgomery County Planning Department, which will present its annual Design Excellence Awards. Join more than 200 design-related professionals, non-profit and government leaders, and elected officials for an evening of great local food and drinks, networking and fun.

This year's Design Excellence Keynote Speaker is Jeffrey S. Abramson, partner in The Tower Companies, and the driving force behind the Rockville-based developer's highly successful sustainability initiatives.

Purchase individual tickets and company tables online. Or become an event sponsor - details are online

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Education and Events

CRAN LUNCH & LEARN: CRAFTING THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN INDOORS AND OUTDOORS

Thursday, August 10
12:00 - 1:30 PM - Hen Quarter, Silver Spring

The ability to bring the outdoors in, and for a building to reflect its surroundings, is a hallmark of modern design. Join AIA Potomac Valley and Capital Area CRAN to learn more from La Cantina about using multi-panel door systems to create an intersection between indoors and outdoors and view a recent installation of such a system. 1 AIA LU/HSW, 1 GBCI CE

Presented by Barrons Lumber, an AIA Potomac Valley Annual Partner


CRAN FILM SCREENING: "MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE"

Tuesday, August 29
6:30 - 8:00 PM - District Architecture Center

Join the AIA|DC Capital Area CRAN Committee for a summer film screening of the classic 1948 film “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.” Enjoy light refreshments with this comedy about the nightmares of home ownership as a man (Cary Grant) and his wife (Myrna Loy) decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications.


FIRM TOUR XVII: JONATHAN NEHMER + aSSOCIATES (JN+A)

Tuesday, September 12
6:00 - 7:30 PM - JN+A, Rockville

Jonathan Nehmer + Associates (JN+A) is an architecture, project management, and design and construction consulting firm celebrating 25 years as a design leader in the hospitality industry. CEO Warren Feldman, AIA, also a member of the AIA Potomac Valley Board of Directors, will give a presentation on "Trending Up: Latest Direction of Hospitality Design."


WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2017

Thursday, September 14 - Saturday, September 16
Grand Hyatt Hotel - Washington, DC

Individual Tickets Now Available for the Host Chapters Welcome Reception!

The 2017 Women’s Leadership Summit is a 2-day conference for women in positions of leadership. The Summit will focus on supporting women in leadership by providing a forum to recognize, inform, and champion the work being created by women in architecture. The entire Summit is a valuable investment, but if you are unable to attend the entire event, a limited number of tickets are available for the Host Chapters Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 14. AIA Potomac Valley is proud to be among the AIA chapters and schools of architecture collaborating with AIA Northern Virginia to bring this event to the Mid-Atlantic region.

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DESIGNDC 2017 - ROOTED IN RESILIENCE

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. Don't miss keynote speaker Timothy Beatley, author of Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design. 

Admission discounts extended to August 6!

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TOUR OF MONTICELLO, POPLAR FOREST AND UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Saturday, October 14 - Sunday, October 15
Lynchburg and Charlottesville, VA

Poplar Forest is said to be Thomas Jefferson's "most personal, most mature architectural accomplishment," and current restorations lend new insight to daily life in the 19th century for one of the nation's most prominent citizens, his family, visitors, servants and enslaved workers. We will also tour his better-known work at Monticello and the "academic village" of the University of Virginia. 6 LU/HSW

Advance registration required by August 31!

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Check our Calendar for more events.

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Around the Region

SUMMER NETWORKING BASH: REAL ESTATE & DESIGN YOUNG LEADERS

Thursday, August 17 - 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Dock 79 Rooftop - Washington, DC

Get to know our industry's young professionals from local real estate, development, and design organizations at AIADC's Emerging Architects Committee's 2nd annual Summer Networking Bash! Enjoy an open bar in the summer sun and get to know the incredible young leaders across the building industry. Dock 79 developer MRP will be there to share first hand insight into the design and construction process, and their experiences throughout the project.

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Submission Deadlines

AIA BALTIMORE DESIGN AWARDS - AUGUST 31

The submission portal is open for the 2017 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards and the FAR Scholarship Awards, recognizing the work of architecture students. Read the Call for Entries.


AIA CHESAPEAKE BAY DESIGN AWARDS - SEPTEMBER 8

Through its annual Design Awards Program, AIA Chesapeake Bay Chapter recognizes excellence in architecture throughout the Chesapeake Bay Region. The purpose of the awards program is to encourage and recognize distinguished architectural achievement and to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment and for their role in shaping the quality of life through design excellence. Read the Call for Entries.

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MIDYEAR UPDATE TO STATE ECONOMIC PROFILES

The midyear update to the AIA's State Economic Profiles has been released. The profiles provide a collection of economic indicators that can be used to make better business decisions. The data demonstrates the importance of architects and the industry to society. Each profile contains national, regional, and state indicators such as employment and gross domestic product.

The profiles are updated each January and July. See how Maryland compares with the rest of the nation.


2030 COMMITMENT YIELDS 16 MILLION TONS OF EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS IN 2016

The AIA released 2030 By the Numbers, the 2016 progress report assessing the work of architecture firms that are part of the AIA 2030 Commitment. The commitment is a voluntary initiative to commit their practices to advancing the AIA's goal of carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030. Read the highlights from the report: 

  • The potential energy savings from all 2016 projects represent approximately 16.7 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions - the equivalent of running almost five coal-fired power plants or powering 1.76 million homes for a year (EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator).

  • Projects reported an average predicted energy use intensity (pEUI) savings of 42 percent in 2016, climbing from 38 percent in 2015.

  • 53 new firms joined the commitment in 2016, which creates a total of more than 400 firms participating in the effort.

  • Read the full report.

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Job Board

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