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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.

Understanding the Statute of Repose

Architects and other design professionals carry risk related to claims on past projects where they have completed all of their work. Statutes of repose and statutes of limitations provide definite ends to risk of potential claims being filed on projects.

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Amalie ElFallah, Assoc. AIA Receives Fulbright Award

AIAPV member Amalie ElFallah (B.S. Architecture ’18) has been awarded the Fulbright U.S. Student Program’s two-year Laurea Magistrale in Architecture and Urban Design at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy. Congratulations Amalie!

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Madlen Simon Promoted to Full Professor of Architecture

Madlen Simon, AIA has been promoted to full professor by the University of Maryland’s Architecture Program. Congratulations Mady!

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Reappoint Casey Anderson to the Planning Board!

Montgomery County member William Kirwan appeals to Chapter membership to show support for Casey Anderson’s reappointment as Planning Board Chair.

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Protecting Your Designs: Using Legends and Title Blocks to Protect Your Work Product

This article briefly addresses the importance of including legends, title blocks, and other copyright management information on design documents and the potential liability for replicating such design documents without including those markings.

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Upcoming events

May 23

Tour of the New Pavilions at Glenstone: Integration of Art, Architecture, and Landscape (SOLD OUT)

This tour will focus on the story of how an evolving art collection has been accommodated by innovative architecture and landscape design to produce an extraordinary experience in which art, architecture and landscape enrich one another.

May 29

Firestop 101: A Life Safety Issue

This presentation will provide an overview of how the building codes address the need for firestop with emphasis on understanding what firestop is and why it’s needed, applicable code requirements, and firestop system testing and listings.