AIAPV strongly denounces acts of violence, especially the disproportionate violence inflicted upon people of color, and states unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. We fully support and share the AIAs efforts to champion equity, diversity, and inclusion, not only in the profession of architecture, but also in our communities and the world at large. 

—AIA Potomac Valley Board of Directors

 

We welcome these new, returning and transferring members!

Wendy J. Amaya, Assoc. AIA

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2020 Partnership Opportunities

We invite you to engage with AIAPV members by becoming an AIAPV Annual Partner, Architecture Firm Partner or Allied Member. Annual Partners particularly enjoy a multi-faceted relationship with AIA Potomac Valley members, including exclusive opportunities for high-quality, one-on-one engagement at events, online advertising benefits, and prominent recognition in our member communications and on our website. 

Annual Partner Levels: 
Gold Partner - $5,000
Silver Partner - $2,500
CRAN Partner - $2,000
Social Event Partner - $2,000
Bronze Partner - $1,500
Architecture Firm Partner - $1,000 (New in 2020)

Build your business by partnering with AIAPV! Click here for more information about our Annual Partner levels and other sponsorship opportunities or download our Sponsorship Opps (PDF).


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Support the work of the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation with a tax-deductible donation! You can also show your support by designating PVAF as your charity through AmazonSmile by clicking the logo below and the Foundation will receive 0.5% of every purchase you make.


ANNUAL PARTNERS

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Ernest Maier


SILVER PARTNER


CRAN PARTNER

TW Perry


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Finecraft Building Contractors, Inc.


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OUR MISSION

To provide leadership, communication, education, and advocacy in support of Architects and their constituencies in the Potomac Valley region.

Newsletter

Potomac Valley Architect - July 1, 2020 

Chapter News

AIAPV will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July holiday. We will reopen Monday, July 6th.

Action speaks louder than words. With recent events continuing to be at the forefront of our minds, we all find that we want to do something to help, to be involved in solutions, to act.  AIAPV is gearing up to provide additional support to our membership, especially members of color and those from minority and underrepresented backgrounds. We also believe this action is needed to foster equity, diversity, and inclusion in the field of architecture. 

Therefore, the AIAPV Board of Directors commits to the following actions:

  1. OutreachWe will engage with the minority focused organizations within our community to discuss their suggestions for ways we can incorporate their viewpoints into AIAPV discussions, communications, and programming as we strive to promote equity, diversity and inclusion in the field of architecture.

  2. Leadership – We will pursue strategies to recruit at least two (2) representatives (either new or to replace departing members) to our leadership board per membership year, beginning with the 2021 membership year, until the board membership reflects the chapter membership in race and gender.

  3. Representation – We will ensure that our design awards juries are inclusive and diverse, with at least one (1) minority representative on each jury in 2020, and full juries including at least 1/3 membership from underrepresented race and gender groups in 2021 and beyond.

  4. Scholarship – We will encourage our partner organization, the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation (PVAF), to ensure its annual student scholarship campaign rewards the excellence, outstanding achievement, and outstanding potential of a balanced, representative group of students from our constituent communities. We will also encourage PVAF to provide mentorship of these scholarship recipients by architecture professionals throughout their college careers.

  5. Conversation – We will create a regular open discussion forum to provide our members with opportunities to discuss issues of racial and minority injustice, disparities, inequity, etc. The goal is to allow for dialog between members to facilitate a greater understanding of one another and the varied action members and the chapter can take.  We want to hear from you. We ask you to send us your thoughts and ideas on how you’d like to see AIAPV address these difficult issues.  Please contact the AIAPV Board of Directors’ President-Elect, Deborah Buelow, to tell us what actions you think this chapter can take.

  6. Accountability – We will charge the Board’s President-Elect with ensuring that the above actions are implemented. The President-Elect will also provide oversight to programming and activities to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion are pursued in all of our work as a chapter.

The Board of Directors encourages AIAPV members to contact us with feedback, ideas, and suggestions to support these efforts. And if you want to get involved in specific initiatives, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of us to get started.

Sincerely, 

Jason Darling, President
Deborah Buelow, President-Elect
Thomas Wallof, Secretary
Tom Nyein, Treasurer
Jennifer Verbeke, Past President
John Corkill, Director
Kristina Crawley, Director
Kristina Crenshaw, Director
Warren Feldman, Director
Bo Green, Director
Peter Noonan, Director
Antonio Rebelo, Director
Xuan Liu, Associate Director
Jonathan Shoemaker, Allied Director
Shorieh Talaat, Academic Director


REGISTER TO BREAK THE CODE

In response to our recent survey, AIAPV members overwhelmingly asked for two types of programs: continuing education provided by our Annual Partners, and Building Codes. Since April, we have featured multiple webinars from our Partners and hope to continue this programming throughout the year.

In May, we began focusing on Building Codes, first with Rockville’s updates to the 2018 IRC. Coming up next, on July 21, Gaithersburg’s Commercial Permitting Manager, Rob Emard, AIA, LEED AP (and AIAPV member), will conduct a webinar on the 2018 IBC, which was adopted by Gaithersburg in May 2019.

The webinar will review the significant changes made from the 2015 IBC to the 2018 version, discuss some key differences when working in Maryland versus other states, and highlight common errors found during typical code reviews. This will help AIAPV members navigate and implement these regulations, and will provide the opportunity to engage directly with City of Gaithersburg officials to better understand the new Code requirements. The webinar will also briefly cover the impact of COVID-19 on Potomac Valley jurisdictions, and will allow ample time for attendee questions.

1.5 LU/HSW

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(l to r back row): Jennifer Verbeke, AIA, AIAPV President; Gijoon Paris Sim; Melissa Baum; Bo Green, AIA, PVAF President
(l to r front row): Marcelino Defngin; Wuling Wang; Benjamin Ripley

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS – REQUEST FOR DONATIONS

I am writing in this unusual time where we find ourselves trying to carry on in spite of the challenges of the health crisis. Such is the case with the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation's premier annual event, the Golf Outing fundraiser for student scholarships. For 14 years, our generous sponsor and organizer, Ernest Maier, has provided the platform for a fun day out on the links, where we have raised as much as $10,000 in one day! Necessarily, the event was cancelled this year, yet we are hopeful that we will be able to proceed in May of 2021.

While this year's tournament didn't happen, students still have a need—so this year we are endeavoring to raise funds through direct donations from our AIAPV members and sponsors. All monies raised will be given through scholarships to Architecture students at Montgomery College. When you and your colleagues assist in this effort, we will all show our commitment to our community, especially in this time of great stress for these students. By coming together, we can continue our tradition of providing support for those coming into the field of Architecture. I thank you in advance for your generous contribution.

Bo Green, AIA
President
Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation

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DEADLINE IS APPROACHING FOR AIAPV EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS

Submission Deadline is July 24, 11:59 PM

The submission portal is open and the jury selected now all we need are entries of your best work!

To add value to our design awards programs, the AIA Chapters in Maryland are collaborating on a new virtual platform to more widely promote 2020 awarded projects. This will include a more visually compelling awards gallery, complete with video highlights of winning projects, and yearlong marketing to public and client-facing publications and websites.

The Excellence in Design Awards program is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate individual projects and to raise public consciousness of the architect’s role in shaping the quality of life through design excellence. Prepare your entries now!

SUBMIT A PROJECT



      

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What's On Your Mind?

We're proud of our AIAPV members and we'd like to tell the world. You can help by sending us your latest news and accomplishments so we can post to our website and our social media channels. In your own social media channels remember to add #aiapotomacvalley to your posts!

We’d also love to have members share their thoughts on any topic. Contributions can be anonymous. We invite you to submit a word, phrase, sentence(s), image, or graphic that depicts what you're thinking, feeling, or experiencing in your life right now.

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For & About Members

New AIA Contract Documents video series

Have you ever wondered what a specific AIA contract clause meant? Or, how our contracts address withholding payments? Maybe you need tips for negotiating a contract during this COVID-19 pandemic. Find answers to these questions and many more with free, easy-to-digest videos, hosted by our staff attorneys and industry experts.

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Best Practice – Contract documents quality management

Document audits and peer reviews are good ways to improve the quality of firm documents. Firms may consider adopting a document quality audit program that addresses procedures for peer reviews, ongoing team reviews, management responsibilities, and a schedule of continual improvement.

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WORTH REPEATING – COVID-19 GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES 

From AIA’s Bi-Weekly COVID-19 Update 6.30.20

•  Over the last few months, AIA has been developing guidance and design strategies for reopening buildings based on emerging science, infectious disease transmission data, epidemiological models, and research. Access all resources on AIA’s strategies for safer buildings landing page.

•  A new report by Brookings discusses why we must support affordable housing infrastructure and what policymakers need to do.

•  Advancing infrastructure projects during a pandemic means owners must protect people, projects, and performance. A new article from McKinsey can help you preserve project continuity in the face of COVID-19

•  In his latest economic update webinar, AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker shared the results of the May Architecture Billings Index (ABI) and talked about the current state of the economy. In case you missed it, here's a link to watch it (registration required). 

•  As states continue to move forward with or pull back reopening plans, it can be challenging to stay current with restrictions and exemptions. This tracker, developed by AIA's Advocacy team, has the most current information by state. 

•  A new article in ARCHITECT Magazine breaks down two options for individuals who no longer have employer-sponsored health insurance.

•  Businesses are trying to figure out when and how to bring teams back to the office. This article shares five considerations for keeping everyone on the same page, no matter where they work.

•  Two upcoming webinars are geared toward new grads entering the job market and students: Internships Amidst COVID-19 & Racial Justice Awareness (July 1) and Getting Hired During COVID-19 (July 15).

•  In a new article from COTE, Liz York, FAIA, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explores how the AIA Framework for Design Excellence supports comfort, health, and wellness.


Webinar Recording Available: LFRT hosts Bryan Lee, Jr. 

The AIA Large Firm Round Table hosted a presentation + panel discussion on Justice and Equity in the profession of architecture. The panelists included: Bryan Lee, Jr. of Colloqate Design, Rosa Sheng, FAIA, SmithGroup, Andre Brumfield, Assoc. AIA, Gensler, and Steven Lewis, FAIA, NOMA, ZGF Architects.

Learning objectives include developing an understanding of the Design Justice movement model, theories of social change, and how to work alongside community-led efforts for systemic change; increased awareness of structural inequity and how it manifests in design practice, policies, and institutions that deeply impact communities; learning how to work in one's own community to advance important civic and equity goals; and how to influence co-workers to become more active as agents of change.

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AIA HONORS & AWARDS – SUBMISSIONS OPEN

Each year, AIA celebrates the best buildings and spaces—and the people behind them—with some of the most prestigious awards in the built environment. Submissions are now open for Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Regional & Urban Design. Deadlines for submitting nominations are quickly approaching, from June 23 to Sept 1. 

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AIA FILM CHALLENGE 2020

Design has the power to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today. We believe these stories are among the most important stories we can tell. The AIA Film Challenge 2020 invites you to share your story about architects partnering with civic leaders and communities to design a healthy, sustainable, just world.

We're introducing a new format for this year's challenge—the mini documentary—to help you stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and comply with various stay-at-home orders. The challenge is open to everyone. Produce a 60- to 90-second mini documentary on any device for your chance to win up to $7,000 and recognition by the architecture and film communities. Due date for all Film Challenge video entries is August 24, 2020.

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ARCHIPREP IS FREE THROUGH AUGUST!

COVID-19 is changing everything, and AIA wants to help. ArchiPrep is free through August 31, 2020, for Associate members who are studying for the ARE. Free access is provided in one-month increments, and may be renewed on a monthly basis using FREEMONTH promo code. Promo code valid through July 31, 2020, 11:59 PM EDT.

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Education & Events

We are scheduling virtual programs with our allied partners. AIA Providers who have approved live or on-demand course presentations are asked to consider partnering with us to share your courses and engage with our architect members through chapter sponsorship, thereby gaining more exposure for your products and services. Click here to learn more about the various levels of opportunities available. Questions? Contact Sue Presti at [email protected] or (571) 432-8154.


Designing The Future – Schools & Educational Facilities

Thursday, July 2
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT | Virtual Forum

Join AIA Los Angeles for part three—Healthcare Facilities—in a series of seven virtual panel discussions. In light of lessons learned from our ongoing pandemic crisis, this series will explore how architects and designers can quickly adapt to the market demands and societal shifts that will occur as we adjust to living, working, and staying healthy in our built environment. The objective of this series will be to learn new ideas, innovations, and best-practices that will serve as a value-add to the architecture profession to help make our built and natural environments healthier, more equitable, and resilient.

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Upcoming Webinars in this Series:

Thursday, July 16
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT | Virtual Forum
Part IV: Transit & Mobility
Learn more and register

Thursday, July 30
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT | Virtual Forum
Part V: Parks & Open Space
Learn more and register

Thursday, August 13
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT | Virtual Forum
Part VI: Multi-family Residential
Learn more and register

Thursday, August 27
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT | Virtual Forum
Part VII: Hospitality
Learn more and register


PASSIV HOUSE: PRE-CLOSE IN CONSTRUCTION TOUR

Thursday, July 2
4:00 – 5:30 PM | In Person

Matt Fine of Peabody Architects will lead a tour of this house while the walls are still open. SPG member, Justine Kingham, AIA, serving as the owner’s interior architect, has arranged this tour along with Peabody Architects, the owner and contractor O’Neill Development. This tour offers the chance to see the hidden work behind the drywall that helps a house achieve PASSIV HOUSE certification.

Topics will include: Technologies that allow residence to meet PASSIV HOUSE certification; Structure, HVAC, Solar/Electrical and insulation that differentiates this house from typical homes; What it takes to create a virtually off-the-grid, fully automated house; and Architectural and construction issues that arise when creating something that is beyond code.

1.5 LU/HSW

Limited to 10 participants. A signed liability waiver is required.

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WIA NOVA COMMITTEE MEETING

Monday, July 6
6:00 - 7:00 PM Virtual

WIA (Women in Architecture) is an AIA-sponsored group that can be found in chapters around the country, and is dedicated to the support and encouragement of women in the architecture industry. AIA Northern Virginia's WIA committee invites all who are interested to attend its July 6 virtual meeting. The committee typically breaks for the summer, but in an effort to stay connected during these socially distant times, we are hosting an abbreviated WIA Committee Meeting via Zoom so that we can continue to stay connected and touch base with those who can attend.

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PROTECTING THE 1ST SIDE OF THE BUILDING

Tuesday, July 7
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Webinar | Free for members

This course provides an in-depth look at below-slab moisture, soil gases, brownfields and contaminated sites, and subterranean termites and how to effectively mitigate these concerns with barrier solutions on various project sites and differing foundation designs. The program will examine building material failures, property loss, negative health effects, and the liability associated with the intrusion and infestation of these concerns, along with the environmental factors that are impacted by each of the issues compared to that of the sustainable solutions selected to mitigate them. Moreover, the program is designed to update attendees on the current standards and recommendations from ASTM, ACI, EPA, and other organizations associated with each concern, as well as experts’ perspectives from each respective field.

1 LU/HSW

AIAPV has partnered with Grimm + Parker Architects to offer a limited number of slots for live-webinar online-access of the firm's Lunch & Learn CEU events on the first Tuesday of each month.

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ARCHITECTURAL STONE VENEER – TRANSFORMING SPACES THROUGH COLOR & TEXTURE

Wednesday, July 8
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Webinar | Free for members

This course will address the benefits of specifying architectural stone veneer in your design projects, and also provide information on proper installation techniques. Topics include a breakdown of the innovative mold technology used by the industry’s leading manufacturers of architectural stone veneer and what to look for in a high-quality product. The presentation will also include an in-depth overview of installation techniques and evaluate alternative wall systems and regulations.

1 LU/HSW

AIAPV has partnered with Torti Gallas + Partners to offer a limited number of slots for live-webinar online-access of the firm's Lunch & Learn CEU events on the last Wednesday of each month.

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WINDOWS IN SUSTAINABLE RESIDENTIAL DESIGN

Wednesday, July 8
1:00 - 2:00 PM | Free Webinar

TW Perry Window Wednesdays with Ken

This presentation addresses the role of windows in sustainable residential design and looks at how homes typically use energy. The course reviews window and door contribution to key sustainable design strategies including energy performance, passive solar, daylighting and natural ventilation. The use of energy modeling software to assess performance implications of product specification and design decisions is explored. Categories common in sustainable building rating systems are identified and third-party certification of window performance, materials and environmental quality characteristics to support sustainable design is outlined. An overview of the requirements of the Federal Tax Incentive program is presented.

1 LU/HSW

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Presented by TW Perry, an Annual Partner of AIA Potomac Valley 


GULF COAST GREEN 2020 CONFERENCE – SUSTAINABILITY + TECHNOLOGY

2-Day Virtual Symposium

Thursday, July 9 | 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, July 10 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

AIA Houston is hosting its 15th annual Gulf Coast Green Symposium virtually July 9 and 10, 2020. After 14 successful years, Gulf Coast Green has proven to be the leading green building conference in the Gulf Coast region. In addition to a lineup of groundbreaking speakers in the field of sustainability, Gulf Coast Green 2020 Conference continues to bring like-minded green building professionals together to experience next-generation sustainable and resilient building solutions.

This year’s conference explores the roles that technology plays in the green building movement. In different circumstances, technology can serve as savior, enabler, disruptor, connector, and perform many other functions. We welcome presentations related to how technology is currently changing the way we build, how it complements or supersedes traditional green building strategies, and how it might transform the future. We are interested in the impacts of technology across building types and at every scale, from cities to single family residences, from infrastructure to product design. Potential topics include (but should not be limited to) green technologies as they relate to Artificial Intelligence, big data, resilience, smart buildings, construction technologies, building simulation, and public policy challenges.

Earn up to 11 LU/HSW

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Architects in Action 2020 – AIA Legislative Exchange

Thursday, July 9
3:00 - 5:30 PM EDT | Virtual Event

Join your fellow state and local component leaders for AIA’s premier policy and advocacy event—Architects in Action, a multi-session virtual event centered on dynamic speakers, timely policy discussions, and peer-to-peer learning.

This annual meeting is a vital part of every state and local chapter's policy and advocacy efforts, offering you an opportunity to hear from guest speakers, learn about emerging state and local issues, and participate in virtual workshops led by your peers.

Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in online workshops, join an "Ask Me Anything" conversation, and meet someone new at a virtual networking happy hour. The deadline to register is July 8. The event will be recorded for any individuals who are interested but unable to attend on July 9.

All AIA members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Policy & Design – The Role of Architecture in Strengthening Communities

Monday, July 13
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Free Webinar

By AIA Knowledge Community, Housing and Community Development (HCD), this course will discuss measures and actions design professionals should consider and adapt in their practices, from project design features to public policy considerations, in order to strengthen and improve communities.

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ADVOCATE AURORA HEALTH OUTPATIENT COLLABORATIVE – A PREFABRICATION JOURNEY CASE STUDY

Tuesday, July 14
2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT | 1 LU/HSW | Live Course/Virtual | Free

This webinar is sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH), an AIA knowledge community. This session will reflect on the successes and lessons learned from a robust Integrated Project Delivery team that has completed 31 Outpatient Centers together. Our focus on modular and prefabrication started in the beginning and is supported by year over year performance metrics with targets and results.

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GETTING HIRED DURING COVID-19: TIPS FOR NEW GRADS

Wednesday, July 15
2:00 – 3:30 PM | Free Webinar
 

2020 graduates and early career professionals are entering the profession at an unprecedented time. With social distancing guidelines, and states slowly lifting their stay-at-home orders, starting your career can be a daunting task. As the profession prepares for economic uncertainty, firms must be more discerning about how they grow their staff. Hear from three firm leaders and a recently hired emerging professional on what firms are looking for in potential candidates. Learn tips on how to stand out from the crowd and navigate the interviewing process. Finally, prepare yourself for the virtual onboarding process and integrating yourself into the team from afar.

1 LU 

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SMALL FIRM STRATEGIES FOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

Thursday, July 16
3:30 - 5:00 PM EDT | Live Course/Virtual | Free

This webinar is sponsored by Construction Contract Administration (CCA), an AIA knowledge community. In the time of the COVID-19 outbreak and resulting additional governmental and business restrictions for conducting in-person activities to support construction, the architecture profession is working to resolve the support of work that many jurisdictions have deemed “essential” while keeping staff safe. This panel invites representatives of small firms, from around the country to discuss the challenges being encountered in the industry, their perspectives on how firms are rising to the challenge, and where the industry may be impacted in both the short- and long-term. CEU credit approval pending.

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MAJOR CHANGES TO THE 2018 IBC CODE IN THE CITY OF GAITHERSBURG

Tuesday, July 21
10:00 - 11:30 AM | Virtual

The City of Gaithersburg adopted the 2018 ICC Building Codes as of May 26, 2019. This presentation by Rob Emard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Commercial Permitting Manager for City of Gaithersburg Planning & Code Administration Department, will review changes and updates that have been made from the previous 2015 IBC to the 2018 IBC. Also included will be common errors found during typical code reviews. 

The webinar will also briefly cover the impact of COVID-19 on Potomac Valley jurisdictions, and will allow ample time for attendee questions.

1.5 LU/HSW

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Creating Healthy Environments with Advanced Paint Technologies

Tuesday, July 21
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Free Webinar

As indoor air quality continues to grow in importance for building owners and occupants around the world, architects and designers are discovering ways to design healthier indoor environments and promote environmentally friendly, sustainable living without sacrificing aesthetics. This course provides an overview of sustainable design and how to create healthier environments with advanced paint technology. Included are discussions on sustainability, the components of paint and VOCs, independent testing methods and standards, and how to specify a paint system for today’s designs.

1 LU/HSW

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HIGH-PERFORMANCE COATINGS FOR FLOORS AND WALLS

Tuesday, August 4
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Webinar

Epoxy and urethane floor and wall systems continue to gain popularity in the commercial, institutional and industrial markets due to their durability, versatility and seamless installation. Learn about the importance of high-performance floor and wall systems, proper surface preparation, material selection and specification.

1 LU/HSW

AIAPV has partnered with Grimm + Parker Architects to offer a limited number of slots for live-webinar online-access of the firm's Lunch & Learn CEU events on the first Tuesday of each month.

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Check our Calendar for more events. Visit our Job Board for recently posted local openings and visit the AIA Career Center for nationwide listings.

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Submission Deadlines

AIA POTOMAC VALLEY EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS

Deadline – July 24, 11:59 PM

The AIA Potomac Valley Excellence in Design Awards 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.

CALL FOR ENTRIES


NOMINATIONS FOR KEA MEDAL OPEN

Nominations Deadline – August 1, 11:59 PM

Through our service awards program, the Paul H. Kea Medal, AIA Potomac Valley recognizes professionals, volunteers, government leaders and others whose efforts have increased the public's awareness of the role of architecture in our lives. This award is now bestowed biennially. Nominations may be submitted to the selection committee for review in these categories: a) Service to the Profession; b) Leadership; or c) Architectural Advocacy that has furthered the public’s awareness or appreciation of design excellence. AIA Potomac Valley will bestow the individual honor during this year’s annual awards ceremony in the fall. We invite chapter members to nominate candidates for this individual achievement honor. 

SUBMIT NOMINATIONS HERE


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – 2020 EMERGING LEADER AWARD

Nominations Deadline – August 1, 11:59 PM

Developing young leaders is critical to the future of AIA Potomac Valley. The Emerging Leader Award recognizes the contributions and achievements of an individual member in good standing of the AIA Potomac Valley chapter who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and commitment to the profession. AIA Potomac Valley will bestow the individual honor during this year’s annual awards ceremony in the fall. Please consider nominating an outstanding young professional in your firm or professional circle.

CRITERIA AND NOMINATION FORM


AIA Film Challenge 2020

Deadline – August 24, 2020

Design has the power to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today. We believe these stories are among the most important stories we can tell. The AIA Film Challenge is a film contest that amplifies these stories—architects partnering with communities and civic leaders to design a healthy, sustainable, just world that improves lives.

The challenge is open to everyone. Use your smartphone or computer to produce a 60- to 90-second mini documentary. You could win up to $7,000! Due date for all Film Challenge video entries is August 24, 2020.

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2020 AIA Upjohn Research Grants

Deadline – 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The 2020 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative supports applied research projects related to the priorities outlined in AIA's Climate Action Plan, including a drive toward sustainable design that helps mitigate or adapt to climate change. This AIA program funds up to six research grants of $15,000–$30,000 annually for projects completed in a 6-to 18-month period. The funds must be fully matched with hard dollars, with a maximum of 10% allocated for overhead. Grant recipients’ research findings and outcomes are published online by AIA.

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

Deadline – 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. challenged the profession to pursue progressive values in architecture. This prestigious award distinguishes an architect or architectural organization that embodies social responsibility and actively addresses relevant issues, such as affordable housing, inclusiveness, or universal access. Please nominate candidates who continuously advocate for societal equity through our profession.

SUBMIT NOMINATION

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AIAPV Action in Support of Minority and Underrepresented Architecture Communities

Action speaks louder than words. AIAPV is gearing up to provide additional support to our membership, especially members of color and those from minority and underrepresented backgrounds.

07/01/2020 | [email protected] 

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An AIA Board Statement on Systemic Racial Injustice

This statement from the AIA Board of Directors condemns structural racism within the profession and the U.S. and follows on its previous message with greater detail, clarity and a commitment to making change.

06/04/2020 | [email protected] 

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Montgomery County Updates ICC Codes

The Montgomery County Council has approved Executive Regulation 31-19 to adopt the 2018 editions of the International Codes. These codes are set to go into effect on May 20, 2020.

05/20/2020 | [email protected] 

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