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Potomac Valley Architect July 12 

Chapter News

AIAPV DESIGN AWARDS DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING

Don't miss the chance to have your outstanding work recognized - submit your entries for the AIA Potomac Valley Excellence in Design Awards competition before the July 21 deadline!

We bring attention to our members' work through a gallery of award entries as well as an award winners gallery on our website. Winners are also featured in our annual Maryland AIA Membership Directory and Resource Guide, distributed both in print and electronically. We often arrange chapter tours and events at award-winning buildings as well. All entries will be displayed during the networking reception at our Celebrate Design event on October 19. 

Meet our 2017 Jury, courtesy of AIA Los Angeles:

 

Patricia Rhee AIA, DBIA, LEED AP (Chair)
Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
Culver City, CA

 

 

Hagy Belzberg FAIA, OAA
Belzberg Architects
Santa Monica, CA

 
Barbara A. Bestor FAIA
Bestor Architecture
Los Angeles, CA 

 

Frank Clementi FAIA, AIGA 
Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Los Angeles, CA

 

Lawrence Scarpa FAIA
Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Los Angeles, CA


We've added new residential subcategories for 2017 and moved to a member/nonmember price structure, instead of requiring unassigned memberships for entries. View the complete Call for Entries and get your best work submitted today!


MARYLAND ARCHITECTS PAC

Each year AIA Maryland and the Maryland Architects PAC carefully track bills in Annapolis that can enhance or impair the way we do business in dramatic ways. Some potentially troublesome bills have been building momentum over the past few years and could, if passed, negatively change the way architecture is practiced in Maryland, affecting all architects and architectural firms, large and small.

We need your support now! Fund raising activities are currently in full swing and Maryland architects must be represented at as many legislative events as possible. Your contributions to the Maryland Architects PAC enables us to support those legislators who support architectsDonate online or, mail checks payable to Maryland Architects PAC to:

Maryland Architects PAC
c/o AIA Maryland
86 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Education and Events

RESILIENCE OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Thursday, July 20
6:30 - 8:30 PM - Bethesda

As design professionals, architects and engineers focus intensively on the design and construction process, with special attention to materials and products. Join us for an exploration of the long service life that follows, and how buildings can be affected by routine operations and maintenance, extreme events and deteriorations. 2 LU/HSW


HOME CONSTRUCTION TOUR OF SEVCIK HOUSE

Friday, July 28
9:00 - 11:00 AM - Chevy Chase

Finecraft Building Contractors hosts an onsite tour and discussion of a custom residential project under construction. Participants will:

1. review the phasing of construction on a residential project

2. learn about county building inspections; how they are timed and successfully passed

3. discover and view how framing drawings from a structural engineer or architect are translated into built form

4. understand how the installation of windows and doors corresponds to specifications in construction documents


FIRST TUESDAY LUNCH & LEARN: VEGETATED ROOF SYSTEM ASSEMBLY DESIGN

Tuesday, August 1
12:00 - 1:00 PM - Webinar

This presentation walks through the typical components of a functional green roof system and provides the procedures on how to improve the quality of vegetated roofing system design by focusing on detailing and performance. 1 LU/HSW, 1 GBCI CE & 1 LEED

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. 


WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2017

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

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.

Friday's sessions will focus on Divergent Voices of Practice while Saturday's workshops tackle Tools for Moving Toward EquityIn-Studio is a unique opportunity to meet women who hold senior leadership positions in local firms.

The AIA Northern Virginia Women in Architecture Committee is the presenter of this year's Summit. 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. We hope to see you at the host chapters' Welcome Reception!

REGISTER NOW


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. 

Save when you register by July 30!

REGISTER NOW

Check our Calendar for more events.

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Around the Region

YAF AFTERNOON AT THE BALLPARK

Tuesday, July 25 - Last Day to Rgister
Game Day: Saturday, August 26 - 3:30 PM

Join AIA Northern Virginia's Young Architects Forum, AIA|DC's Emerging Architects Committee and the Structural Engineering Association's Young Members Group for a Saturday afternoon game against the rival Mets.

The cost for this event is $22 and tickets include a concession credit. Participants will meet outside the stadium at 3:30pm for the 4:05pm game. Specific instructions will be emailed to participants. Registration is available through July 25.


cochran home

MODERNISM IN BALTIMORE: A TOUR OF AN ALEXANDER SMITH COCHRAN HOME

Thursday, August 3 - 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Pikesville, Maryland

Join the Baltimore Architecture Foundation for a tour of an early home designed by modernist architect Alexander Smith Cochran. The home is located on Old Court Road in Pikesville and is currently being prepared for sale. Born just north of Baltimore City, Alexander Cochran Smith trained under Walter Gropius at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and was instrumental in bringing a new modern language of architecture to a conservative Baltimore in the mid-20th century.

REGISTER

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Submission Deadlines

AIA POTOMAC VALLEY DESIGN AWARDS - JULY 21

The Call for Entries and Submissions Guidelines for the AIA Potomac Valley Excellence in Design Awards 2017 Competition are now available. The program is designed to encourage and recognize distinguished architectural achievement; to honor the architectural team, their clients and consultants who work together to improve the built environment; to demonstrate the breadth of services architects provide; and to celebrate and raise public consciousness of the architect’s role in shaping the quality of life through design excellence. Winners will be recognized at a joint awards celebration with the Montgomery County Planning Department on Thursday, October 19.

Interested in sponsorship of our design awards celebration in October? Click here!


Montgomery County Design EXCELLENCE - JULY 27

The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, seeks to recognize exceptional work in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design through its third annual Design Excellence Award competition. This year there will be two Design Excellence Awards, one for buildings and their sites, and one specifically for open spaces and landscapes, selected by an outside jury of accomplished professionals invited by the Planning Department. Winners will be recognized at a joint awards celebration with AIA Potomac Valley on Thursday, October 19. Submit to the 2017 Design Excellence Award.


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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Around AIA

 

A'18 CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND PEER REVIEWERS

If you’re a subject matter expert with a great concept for an education session, AIA invites you to submit a proposal to present at the A'18 Conference on Architecture. The deadline for proposals is August 1, 2017. Read the Call for Proposals for more details.

AIA is also looking for peer reviewers to evaluate the proposals. Here's your chance to help shape the educational program for the 2018 Conference. The deadline for peer reviewer applications is July 14, 2017. Read the Call for Peer Reviewers for more details.


SMALL FIRM BUSINESS MODELS SURVEY

This survey is being conducted through the AIA SFx (Small Firm Exchange), with assistance from the Knowledge Communities AIA CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) and AIA SPP (Small Project Practitioners), to identify and measure the variety and commonalities in existing small firm models, with the goal of providing meaningful insight and analysis. If you are a sole practitioner or a firm with 10 or fewer employees, click here to take the survey!

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