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Stephen J. Paczkowski, AIA
Hyma Shibu, Assoc. AIA

 

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Potomac Valley Architect - May 15, 2019 

Chapter News

FORE! TIME TO TEE-UP FOR THE AIAPV/PVAF ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

Friday, June 14
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM | College Park, MD

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Only $100 per golfer, including signature golf apparel, extended through May 23 - Register Now!

Time to round up a foursome for the 7th Annual AIAPV/PVAF Golf Outing to raise funds for scholarships and architecture education in the Potomac Valley region. Not only is this a great day of camaraderie with other design professionals on the gorgeous University of Maryland Golf Course, it's the main fundraiser for the thousands of dollars in scholarships awarded each year by the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation to students at the University of Maryland and Montgomery College. This year we are looking to surpass our previous annual fundraising record of $10,000. We've done it before; we can do it again with your participation this year!

If you don't play golf, you can still sign up for the networking lunch, which includes a golf shirt, as well as the raffle and awards ceremony! You can also make a donation to support the scholarship fund through the registration link.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES
2019 aiapv EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS COMPETITION 

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 19, 11:59 PM

The Call for Entries for the AIA Potomac Valley Excellence in Design Awards program is now open. This annual 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. 

Projects of all types and scales, including new construction, additions, renovations, and historic preservation projects are encouraged in each of the following categories:

  • Institutional Architecture
  • Commercial Architecture
  • Multi-Family Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Urban Design & Master Planning
  • Unbuilt Architecture
  • Residential Architecture
  • Small Projects (in any of the above categories): Entry shall be any of the following: less than 1,000 sf; cost less than $300,000; or an object. 

This year's jury comprised of AIA Minneapolis members is chaired by Matthew Kreilich, FAIA, an owner/principal of Snow Kreilich Architects, 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award Recipient.

CALL FOR ENTRIES AND SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2019 EMERGING LEADER AWARD

Nominations Deadline:  Thursday, August 1

Developing young leaders is critical to the future of AIA Potomac Valley. The Emerging Leader Award, introduced in 2018, will recognize 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 at this year’s annual awards celebration in October.

Please consider nominating an outstanding young professional in your firm or professional circle. Visit our website for the criteria and nomination form



LEAFHouse sustainable living Open house AT MarylanD day 

There was plenty of sunshine and a strong breeze at LEAFhouse during Maryland Day 2019, on April 27. Our outdoor special exhibits welcomed the clear skies, like PVAF board member Taylor Maher’s sun-cooked hot chocolate, a photovoltaic water fountain, and the house’s native plant garden. Inside, PVAF president Bo Green and treasurer Tom Nyein introduced visitors to LEAFhouse and our indoor exhibits, like the Conscious Garden Project, the Living Tower hydroponic garden, and Energy Masters home efficiency tips. We performed a blower door test on the LEAFhouse building envelope, and PVAF board member Malik Johnson-Williams guided us on a tour of UMD’s 2017 Solar Decathalon house, reACT. All the while, PVAF board member Mike Bennett and his bandmates filled LEAFhouse with live music. Over the course of 3 hours, about 50 people visited LEAFhouse, many for the first time.

  

See additional photos on our Facebook page.

By Taylor Maher 
Photo credit: Tom Nyein


Maryland AIA Chapters MeetUp at AIA Conference on Architecture

Friday, June 7 
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Las Vegas, NV

Are you going to A'19? This informal no-host reception is an opportunity to socialize and network with fellow members of Maryland AIA chapters while at A’19. Please join us at the Eastside Lounge at the Wynn Hotel, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109!



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For & About Members

Impending Energy Code Changes in Montgomery County

Ralph Bennett, FAIA, attended a 'Stakeholders' briefing' on the 2018 International Green Construction Code on May 4 in Rockville. Mark Nauman from the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (Senior Specialist - Energy and Green Building) made the presentation. The 2018 IgCC is essentially ASHRAE 189.1 which was bound with the IgCC for the 2012 and 2015 versions but which has now entirely replaced it. Nauman described some amendments to be proposed - the draft adoption will be available in two weeks on the DPS website. The Council is expected to take up the code later in 2019. Watch this space.


SPECIAL INVITATION FOR FIRM LEADERS

Would you like to use data, like the ABI and HDTS, to target business opportunities? Through AIA survey panels you'll be able to compare your firm with others, use data to prepare business plans, and voice your experiences. Participation is easy and valuable to our industry.

Click here to find your panel


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. Both types of statutes vary from state to state. Statutes of limitations begin to run after a triggering event related to a specific claim as defined by the statute. Statutes of repose in the construction industry generally begin to run when the project is complete or substantially complete, and provide an outside timeframe for any claim to be brought related to the project.

Under Maryland law, a claim against an architect, professional engineer, or a contractor cannot accrue more than 10 years after the date the “entire improvement first became available for its intended use.” 

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Member Participation Rewards Suspended 

AIAPV members – We were excited to introduce our Member Participation Rewards incentive program in 2018 and anticipated offering our most active members rewards for the first time in 2019. However, our unexpected executive director transition and challenges with administering the program through our association management system have made it impossible for us to complete the program's implementation this year. We appreciate your patience and continued participation in Chapter programs as we rebuild our staff capacity and determine whether the program can be revived at a later date.


DO YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR EDUCATIONAL VIDEO ARCHIVE?

AIA Potomac Valley presents dozens of programs each year that are approved for credits through AIA/CES. We and our partnering firms record CES programs when possible and make them available online in our Educational Video Library as a resource for those who attended to review a session for learnings they might have missed, and for those who could not attend to have the benefit of the information. Please note that watching these videos DOES NOT confer any AIA continuing education credits.

Check out the latest Lunch & Learn webinar videos:

⇒Structural Thermal Breaks for Steel Connections – recorded April 24, 2019

⇒Fire & Smoke Rated Curtains – recorded April 9, 2019

⇒Suspended Ceilings and Acoustical Solutions using Stone Wool – recorded March 27, 2019

⇒Rainscreen Systems and Their Contribution to Sustainability – recorded March 5, 2019


What architects need to know about hazard climate risk

Getting a handle on climate and hazard risk will help you help your clients. How can you build the most resilient, adaptive projects?

Click here to learn more


Best Practice – Designing Rooms for lactation & wellness

Mothers returning to the workplace after childbirth face challenges to express medically beneficial breastmilk while also reentering the workforce. Companies that provide lactation rooms in the workplace help these employees achieve both of these goals. Public facilities increasingly provide Lactation and Mother's rooms for nursing due to growing demand. Following the design guidelines given here will yield a room layout that is easy to use and offers comfort and respect to mothers.

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Education and Events

28TH ANNUAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING SUMMIT

Friday, May 17
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | North Bethesda, MD

Topics at this year's summit include: multi-unit or clustered housing types compatible with single-family homes; the challenges and opportunities in addressing the needs of millennials and seniors, Montgomery County's two largest demographics; understanding and controlling construction costs to build more affordable housing; capital investing in existing affordable housing; and developing transit-oriented communities that protect the residents who most need public transportation.

Keynotes by D.C. Mayor Hon. Muriel Bowser and Pamela Patenaude, former HUD deputy secretary. Walk-ins Welcome. Visit affordablehousingconference.org.

1 LU/HSW, 4 LU

AIA CEUs provided through AIA Potomac Valley.

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Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions 2019 Annual Symposium

Saturday, May 18 
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM | Frederick, MD

The 2019 MAHDC Annual Symposium – Looking Back, Looking Forward: Considering Maryland’s Historic District Legacy and Future – will examine how historic districts reflect new stories and adapt to a changing climate. MAHDC was founded in Frederick in 1979. The 2019 Annual Symposium will mark its 40th anniversary.

4.75 LU

AIA CEUs provided through AIA Potomac Valley.

Click here to learn more and register


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FIRESTOP 101 – A LIFE SAFETY ISSUE

Wednesday, May 29
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Webinar

This course will explain what firestopping is, why it’s needed, and which code requirements are applicable to it. The session will cover firestop system testing and listing for penetrations, joints and perimeter fire barrier. How firestopping fits into the specification, design and construction process will also be discussed.

1 LU/HSW

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


AIA POST-DISASTER SAFETY-ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (SAP) TRAINING 2019

Saturday, June 1
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Savage, MD

Post-disaster Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) training provides architects, engineers, and building inspectors with the knowledge to provide rapid assessments of homes and buildings in the aftermath of a disaster. After successfully completing this all-hazards training course, licensed architects will be eligible to perform post-disaster assessments as certified Building Evaluators.

6.5 LU/HSW

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AIA CONFERENCE ON ARCHITECTURE 2019

Thursday - Saturday, June 6 - 8
7:00 AM (Thursday) - 4:30 PM (Saturday) | Las Vegas, NV

A’19 programming includes sessions on artificial intelligence, data visualization, 3D concrete printing, Amazon Spheres, tall wood, nano-grid condos, immigrant architects, overcoming houselessness, the latest in WELL design, the energy-hog myth, designing border crossings and ports of entry, zero net energy affordable housing, new codes and standards, and architecture tours of local standouts like Frank Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Brain Center, Seven Magic Mountains, and the Downtown Container Park..

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AIAPV/PVAF ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

Friday, June 14
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM | College Park, MD

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Only $100 per golfer, including signature golf apparel, extended through May 23!

Time to round up a foursome for the 7th Annual AIAPV/PVAF Golf Outing to raise funds for scholarships and architecture education in the Potomac Valley region. Not only is this a great day of camaraderie with other design professionals on the gorgeous University of Maryland Golf Course, it's the main fundraiser for the thousands of dollars in scholarships awarded each year by the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation to students at the University of Maryland and Montgomery College. This year we are looking to surpass our previous annual fundraising record of $10,000. We've done it before, we can do it again with your participation this year!

Thanks to our Lead Sponsor:     

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2019 WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT – REFRAME, RETHINK, & REFRESH

Thursday - Saturday, September 12 - 14
12:00 PM (Thursday) - 6:00 PM (Saturday) | Minneapolis, MN

Registration is now open to AIA Members – reserve your spot today!

Join AIA national and AIA Minneapolis for the largest leadership event in the US for women in architecture! Women’s leadership Summit is three days of high-value educational sessions, candid conversations, and wellness activities designed to help you refine your leadership skills and accelerate your career growth.

You’ll hear from inspirational women leaders including Debbie Millman, curator and host of the Design Matters podcast; Priya Parker, founder of Thrive Labs; and Toshiko Mori, FAIA, Harvard professor and principal of Toshiko Mori Architect.

Invest in yourself and your career—register now for the Women’s Leadership Summit!

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REGISTRATION OPEN FOR DESIGNDC 2019

Monday - Wednesday, September 16 - 18
8:00 AM (Monday) - 4:00 PM (Wednesday) | Washington, DC

DesignDC is the premier regional conference focused on the unique challenges posed by working in Metropolitan Washington for architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors, planners, landscape architects, and developers in the DC Metropolitan area.

This year's Keynote speaker is AIA's 94th President, Carl Elefante, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP. The conference features two days of educational sessions and trade show exhibits at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, and a third day full of opportunities to tour projects across DC, MD, and VA.

Earn AIA, GBCI, AICP, IIDA, and LACES credits at all three days of DesignDC.

Early bird pricing through July 15!

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Check our Calendar for more events. Also view recordings of some of our programs in our Educational Video Library.

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Submission Deadlines

AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards

Deadline – Friday, June 14, 2019, 11:59 PM

The annual AIA Maryland Design Awards Celebration recognizes architects, building owners, contractors and, architectural students for their outstanding achievements in architectural design in support of the profession of architecture and the AIA.

CALL FOR ENTRIES


AIA POTOMAC VALLEY Excellence in Design Awards

Deadline – Friday, July 19, 2019, 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

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Job Board

Designer / Architect
May. 10, 2019

CARIB DANIEL MARTIN | Architecture + Design

Is good enough not good enough for you?   It isn’t for us either.  We just receive...

Associate Architect
May. 8, 2019

Pagenstecher GROUP

We are looking for an enthusiastic recent architectural graduate to join our design team! Pagenstec...

Project Architect
May. 7, 2019

Muse Architects

Muse Architects is offering excellent opportunities for professional growth in a collaborative envir...

Project Manager or Project Architect [Job Seeker]
Apr. 30, 2019

JUAN PABLO GARZON

JUAN PABLO GARZON Objective   To productively plan, manage and execute const...

ARCHITECT / DESIGNER
Apr. 15, 2019

Miche Booz Architect, Inc.

Miche Booz Architect is an established firm that is known for its eclectic project portfolio. Our st...

ARCHITECT / INTERN
Apr. 10, 2019

Richard Leggin Architects, PC

ARCHITECT / INTERN Richard Leggin Architects, PC is a well-established, award-winning firm speciali...

 

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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.

05/14/2019 | pam@aiapv.org 

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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!

05/13/2019 | pam@aiapv.org 

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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!

04/15/2019 | pam@aiapv.org 

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