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Welcome to AIA Potomac Valley

A local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, working to make a better environment through architecture in the Maryland counties of Allegany, Charles, Garrett, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince Georges and Washington.

Tackling Immigration with Architecture and a Napkin

The challenge set by UMD students for the Napkin Sketch Contest at the 2018 Design + Leadership Gala tackled a major issue of the day: immigration.

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Celebrate "World Architecture Day" on October 1st

Chapter President Antonio Rebelo, AIA reminds us to use this day to celebrate and reflect on our noble profession and remind us and those around us of the importance of Architecture in our everyday lives!

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Donate Now to PV-UMD CANstruction Build!

Help our team of architecture students and professionals raise money for our first-ever Potomac Valley - University of Maryland CANstruction outing!

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Community Design Volunteers Needed This Fall!

This fall, Neighborhood Design Center has four exciting projects kicking off in Prince George's County, with opportunities for architects, landscape architects, community garden enthusiasts, builders, makers, and so many more!

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Quinn Evans Architects Promotes Margolies to Architect in Washington, D.C., Office

Congratulations Atara on your promotion to Architect!

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Upcoming events

Oct 31

Opening Doors to Design Opportunities with the Model Building Codes (Code 10)

The course has been designed to acquaint participants with the many aspects of Fire and Life Safety Code Requirements and how those Code Requirements affect egress and building design.


Nov 2

UMD Fall 2018 Lecture Series: The Contexts of Architecture: Processes of Design

Andrea Simitch and Val Warke, Partners at Simitch + Warke Architecture and Associate Professors at Cornell University will present a course on the contexts of architecture as part of the University of Maryland Fall 2018 Lecture Series.