We welcome these new and transferring members!

Yung Chang, AIA
Pauline Sipin, Assoc. AIA

Congratulations to these members who became licensed and upgraded to Architect in 2016 and 2017:

Joann M. Baierlein, AIA
Robert C. Black V, AIA
Jedrzej L. Bzdega, AIA
Kristina L. Crawley, AIA
Elizabeth P. Homer, AIA
Tina Y. Li, AIA
Matthew M. Walters, AIA

Congratulations to these members who upgraded to Emeritus in 2016 and 2017:

Nelson A. Carbonell, AIA
Louis Fisher, AIA
Thomas C. Holtz, AIA
Albert H. McCoubrey III, AIA
Allen H. Mushinsky, AIA
Thomas Mumford Osborn, AIA

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Potomac Valley Architect Jan 10, 2018 

Chapter News

AIAPV MEMBER PARTICIPATION REWARDS 

We are excited to launch a new program for 2018: AIAPV Member Participation Rewards!

Increased participation in chapter activities benefits all members by creating energy and attracting industry resources. The Member Participation Rewards program provides many ways for you to earn points throughout the year and be rewarded in a way that is meaningful to you. You can earn your first point by renewing your AIA membership by January 15. 

Click here to see all the ways you can earn points and the rewards that will be available. Stay tuned for announcements of events, volunteer activities and other opportunities that will put you on the path to rewards!


AIA DUES INSTALLMENT PROGRAM

Enroll in AIA's Dues Installment Program when you renew and pay your dues in up to six monthly installments. There is no financial hardship requirement for the Dues Installment Program. Learn more.



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Education and Events

SMALL PRACTICE GROUP: JANUARY ROUNDTABLE 

Friday, January 26
8:15 - 9:30 AM | Kensington, MD

The Small Practice Group (SPG) provides a meaningful forum for networking and education for architects in (or thinking about) solo or small firm practice. If you've never attended an SPG event, the January Roundtable Discussion is a great introduction. Join us to discuss the key issues we see on the horizon for 2018 that will influence our planning and programming for the year. The January Roundtable is the one meeting where we, the practitioners, are the speakers! 1 LU/HSW 
REGISTER   


LAST WEDNESDAY LUNCH & LEARN -  COVERING IT UP: DISSECTING CLADDING ATTACHMENT

Wednesday, January 31   
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Webinar

This course offers a review of how codes shape and influence the approach of cladding attachment for projects. The presentation includes a review of performance impacts of different cladding and their design as it relates to the cladding attachment system. 1 LU/HSW

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.  
REGISTER   



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IMPLICIT BIAS IN THE WORKPLACE - STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

Wednesday, January 31
6:00 - 7:30 PM | Baltimore, MD

Implicit bias refers to attitudes and stereotypes that unconsciously affect our understanding, actions, and assumptions. Everyone possesses implicit biases, even if those biases do not align with our beliefs, and they can influence our decisions in the workplace whether it’s hiring employees, working with clients, or deciding who deserves a promotion.

In the first of a three-part series, AIA National staff from the AIA Equity in Architecture Commission will discuss the commission’s report with findings and recommendations for expanding and strengthening the commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in every practice. 1 LU
REGISTER   


FIRST TUESDAY LUNCH & LEARN - CREATING SUSTAINABLE SPACES WITH FIBER OPTIC DAYLIGHTING

Tuesday, February 6
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Webinar

Fiber optic daylighting is an ideal solution for those tasked with getting full-spectrum daylight deep into buildings, as far down as 30 meters. There is a wide assortment of fiber optic daylighting options including point, shaft and wall lighting. These flexible, modular options give architects limitless opportunities to bring daylighting to nearly any space. 1 LU/HSW

AIAPV has partnered with Grimm + Parker Architects 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.  
REGISTER   

Check our Calendar for more events.

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Advocacy

MARYLAND ADVOCACY DAY IN ANNAPOLIS

Thursday, February 1
10:00 AM - 7:30 PM | Annapolis, MD

AIA Maryland is partnering with Preservation Maryland to convene a statewide delegation of architecture, history, humanities and preservation avocates in Annapolis to let elected officials know that our state’s history is worth protecting. The day includes a briefing at the AIA Maryland Chapter House, the annual AIA Maryland Legislative Luncheon, meetings with legislators, an awards ceremony and evening reception. Register for the parts of the day that fit your schedule - you don't have to commit to the full day to participate!
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Calls for Conference Proposals

MAKEOVER MONTGOMERY 4: Competitive, Healthy, Inclusive and Smart Communities

Proposal Deadline: January 12, 2018, 5:00 PM
Conference Dates: May 9 - 11, 2018

Makeover Montgomery 4 will bring together planners, architects, developers, real estate professionals, economists, social scientists, ecologists and others to discuss cutting-edge ideas for transforming the suburbs. Presentations should focus on innovative planning and policy tools, and strategies that can help transform our suburbs into exciting, attractive and sustainable communities. Multiple session tracks will attract a diverse audience that includes practitioners, academics and interested community members from the DC area and across the nation.

SUBMISSION INFO


DESIGNDC 2018 - CONSTRUCTING AN EQUITABLE FUTURE

Proposal Deadline: March 5, 2018, 5:00 PM
Conference Dates: October 2 - 4, 2018

This year’s DesignDC conference will analyze the role of architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in creating working, playing, and living spaces open to all regardless of ability, income-level, or age. Topics can include affordable housing, designing for the differently-abled, creating healthier, more resilient, places to live, work and play as well as new tools and strategies that aid in design including data mining and virtual reality technology. Proposals can range from buildings to interiors and urban plans to landscapes. They can be about in-firm solutions, project goals, or concerns on a regional or global scale. Preference will be given to those presentations that best fit the theme. The DesignDC Committee is particularly interested in case studies in the region, local partnerships, and topics relevant to the Mid-Atlantic.

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Scholarship Deadlines

AIA DIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

The Architects Foundation recently announced the expansion of the 2018-2019 Diversity Advancement Scholarship program. Thanks to a generous $20,000 donation by the Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), an AIA Knowledge Community, an additional scholar will be selected. The scholarship provides assistance to individuals from a minority race, ethnicity, or those diversely-abled, pursuing a professional degree in architecture recognized by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Scholarships may be renewed for up to five years, up to a $20,000 award. To apply, visit http://www.architectsfoundation.org/scholarships. The application deadline is January 17, 2018. 

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Job Board

Membership and Sponsorship Associate
Jan. 22, 2018

AIABaltimore, American Institute of Architects

A full-time Membership and Sponsorship Associate is sought to support the Baltimore Chapter of The A...

Architect
Jan. 10, 2018

Cunningham | Quill Architects

Cunningham | Quill Architects is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and the highest level of qua...

Staff Designer
Jan. 9, 2018

Cunningham | Quill Architects

Cunningham | Quill Architects is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and the highest level of qua...

Business Development Associate
Dec. 29, 2017

INTUS Windows

INTUS Windows LLC is currently looking for architectural business development professionals to join ...

 

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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 | renee@aiapv.org 

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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 | pam@aiapv.org 

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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 | pam@aiapv.org 

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