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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 leadership in architecture in the Maryland counties of Allegany, Charles, Garrett, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince Georges and Washington.

Pella Windows and Doors Opens New Showroom in Tysons

Pella Windows and Doors has a new location in Tysons (8150 Leesburg Pike) that includes an interactive showroom. The store celebrated the new store with a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

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Inter-lux Announces New and Improved Whitegoods Lightmeter App

Inter-lux has unveiled an updated and improved version of the original Whitegoods Lightmeter app created by lighting designers specifically for designers and architects.

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Small Practice Group: AIA Potomac Valley’s Longest-Running Committee

Learn all about the Small Practice Group and the multiple benefits of gathering with other local small-practice architects who share in many of the same small practice issues and concerns.

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Carl Elefante Retires After 47-Year Architectural Career

After a career spanning 47 years, Carl Elefante, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP, a principal with Quinn Evans Architects and a renowned leader in historic preservation practice, has announced his retirement effective September 2019.

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Hyde-Addison Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Bowser

Shinberg.Levinas Architects is proud to announce that the ribbon has been cut on our latest project, Hyde-Addison Elementary School!

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Upcoming events

Nov 20

Annual Membership Meeting and Reception

Join us for our Annual Membership Meeting and a tour of the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center.


Dec 3

Systems Approach to Advanced Glazed Structures [Webinar]

This course will cover integrated glass and steel specialty systems, new technologies in advanced steel fabrication, ETFE for higher transparency and cost efficiency and the evolution of structural glass systems.