Newsletter

Potomac Valley Architect - April 19, 2017 

Chapter News

SOLAR DECATHLON EVENTS NEXT WEEK AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

reACT

UMD Solar Decathlon Design Review
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Kim Engineering Building, Kay Board Rooms
University of Maryland, College Park


Team Maryland invites you to an advance look at UMD's 2017 Solar Decathlon entry, reACT. Get an update on progress to date, meet the team, and learn how to get involved as the team moves from the design phase to the build phase of this project. The build site will be on the north side of campus, alongside our Chapter's own LEAFHouse! Please RSVP!


 

leafhouse

Maryland Day Open House at LEAFHouse
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3907 Metzerott Road
University of Maryland, College Park

Join AIA Potomac Valley and the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation for our annual Maryland Day Open House, part of the University of Maryland's annual campus showcase. Visit our unique chapter house, which was the University of Maryland's 2007 2nd-place-winning Solar Decathlon entry. We are constantly learning and improving the operations of this living, learning sustainability lab, so come by and see the latest! Bring your kids, friends and neighbors interested in sustainability as well!

Come directly to LEAFHouse or take a special shuttle from the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. If you'd like to volunteer to help show visitors around, please email PVAF president Bo Green, AIA.

Back to top

Education and Events

MAKING A MEDIA OUTREACH PROGRAM PART OF YOUR FIRM CULTURE

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 PM - Silver Spring Library

The best media efforts aren't done in random bursts, but through a well-conceived and sustained plan. Join Scott Frank, former senior director of media relations at AIA, for a practical discussion of how to engage with different types of media outlets AND how to navigate the media interview experience so that your messages get traction. 1.5 LU 


CRAN - The Art of the Deal: Negotiation in Custom Residential Design Projects

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 PM - Friendship Heights Village Center

The psychology of relationships among residential client, contractor, and architect is necessarily different from those within commercial projects. The residential client is typically more emotionally invested in the project than the commercial client, and has little to no experience working with designers and contractors. Properly balancing the intimate connection that exists between custom residential clients and their designers, while preserving the professionalism needed to negotiate the required business transactions can be a vexing challenge. A panel of seasoned experts takes on the topic in a lively discussion, which will include a Q & A period. 2 LU

REGISTER NOW


FIRST TUESDAY LUNCH & LEARN: THROUGH-WALL FLASHING COMPATIBILITY SUSTAINABILITY AND PERFORMANCE

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Webinar

AIAPV has partnered with Grimm + Parker Architects to offer live webinars of the firm's Lunch & Learn CEU events on the first Tuesday of each month. This is a member benefit open to AIAPV chapter members only and is a webinar-only offering. Understanding the performance characteristics, the recycled/recyclable content, ability to survive installation, and life cycle costs of the different through-wall flashing materials. 1 LU/HSW


AIAPV/PVAF 2017 GOLF OUTING 

Friday, May 12, 2017
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM - University of Maryland Golf Course

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT EXTENDED TO APRIL 25!

Join us for the AIAPV/PVAF 5th Annual Golf Outing to raise funds for scholarships and architecture education in our area. Not only is this a great cause, it's a great day of fun and networking with others in the Metro design and construction industry! Thanks to our lead sponsor, Ernest Maier, all proceeds are tax-deductible and go directly to the scholarship fund of the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation. There are three ways to participate:

  1. Register to golf - either as an individual or with a foursome; proceeds from golf registration, contest fees and raffle tickets all go to the scholarship fund
  2. Register as a spectator - cheer golfers on the last leg of the course, enjoy the awards luncheon, and enter to win great gifts at the raffle; proceeds from your lunch and raffle tickets all go to the scholarship fund
  3. Make a donation - you can directly support our scholarship fund, whether you participate in the golf outing or not!

 REGISTER OR DONATE NOW


ABUN[DANCE]: SITE-SPECIFIC DANCE AT LEAFHOUSE

Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14
Multiple performances - LEAFHouse

Local choreographer and UMD grad Chelsea Boyd Brown's collaborative project explores the idea of sustainable structures in our relationships, our anatomy, our homes, and our planet. During the performance, audience members will be led on an experience around and through LEAFHouse, an award-winning, sustainable and solar-powered building on the University of Maryland campus, built by the University's 2007 Solar Decathlon team and maintained by the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation. Come watch dancers near and far, hear live musicians, add plants to the green wall, and taste local foods.

Choose from three performances on Saturday, May 13, and two performances on Sunday, May 14. Audience size for each is limited, so purchase tickets early for this one-of-a-kind event!

 BUY TICKETS NOW

Check our Calendar for more events.

Back to top

Around the Region

 North End School

THE ARCHITECTURE OF VICTORINE DU PONT HOMSEY IN MARYLAND

Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30 PM - Greenbelt

During the month of April, AIA Baltimore's "Early Women of Architecture in Maryland" exhibit will be on display in the Greenbelt Community Center (15 Crescent Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770). A free talk on one of these pioneers, Victorine Du Pont Homsey, FAIA (1900-1998), will be presented by Jillian Storms, AIA, on Thursday April 20 at 7:30 PM as part of the Greenbelt Museum's quarterly lecture series. Read More


affordable housing summit flyer

Early bird registration ends Friday, April 21!

Back to top

Around AIA

AIA urges policymakers to keep carbon neutral goals for built environment

Washington, D.C. - April 17, 2017 - As the nation prepares to celebrate Earth Day, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) today issued eight principles governing how architects can mitigate climate change and urged the government to protect policies designed to conserve energy and reduce carbon in the built environment.

"Architecture and design can mitigate climate impact while simultaneously reducing operating costs for building owners," said AIA President Thomas Vonier, FAIA. "We need the federal government to keep and even expand incentives that are already producing major advances in energy efficient design and cutting the carbon footprint of buildings." 

Read the full statement


Webinar: Release of 2017 AIA Contract Documents

Find out how the new 2017 AIA documents will affect your projects by attending a free webinar. Get insight into the revision process, key changes and how the new Sustainable Projects Exhibit can be used to provide health, safety, and welfare of building occupants.

  • Webinar, May 112-3pm, ET 


REGISTER

Back to top

A '17- Conference on Architecture

AIA conference ad


MARYLAND MEMBERS MEETUP AT A'17

If you are attending the AIA Conference on Architecture next week in Orlando, try to squeeze one more stop into your full schedule to meet up with other members from Maryland at our annual happy hour. We'll be at the Hyatt Regency Rocks Bar, Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM. If you are registered for the Conference, you should have received an email invite from the Chapter, but please RSVP to Executive Director Renee Catacalos so we have an idea of how many to expect. Hope to see you there!

Back to top

Job Board

Mid-Level Architect
Apr. 17, 2017

OLBN, Inc.

A small, established architectural firm with varying project types is looking for versatile and moti...

Architect
Apr. 17, 2017

OLBN, Inc.

A small, established architectural firm with varying project types is looking for versatile and moti...

 

 

BLOG

You have never seen LEAFHouse like this before, but you should! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience LEAFHouse in a lively new way!

04/22/2017 | renee@aiapv.org 

Read More

A Chapter Is Born - History of the AIA Potomac Valley Chapter from the inaugural issue of the Potomac Valley Architect, October 1, 1956.

04/13/2017 | renee@aiapv.org 

Read More

Chris Denby, CEO - Markitecture | How Do I Increase My Chances of Getting Published?

03/22/2017 | renee@aiapv.org 

Read More