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Potomac Valley Architect - September 23, 2020 

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2020 AIAPV DESIGN + LEADERSHIP AWARDS LIVE VIEWING PARTY

Join us for a live viewing party of the 2020 AIAPV Design + Leadership Awards on Thursday, October 15, at 5:30 PM when we will celebrate the best work of our members and our region with our Excellence in Design Awards, and recognize outstanding leadership with the presentation of our Paul H. Kea Medal and Emerging Leader Awards. 


Register for a chance to win the viewing party raffle! All ticketholders will be eligible to win the raffle (prize valued at $150 or more). The winner will be selected via an online random-winner generator and announced immediately prior to the ceremony’s conclusion. Tickets are $5/AIA Members & Students; $10/General Admission.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DESIGN + LEADERSHIP AWARDS SPONSORS

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CALL FOR SPONSORS: 2020 AIAPV DESIGN + LEADERSHIP AWARDS

The virtual 2020 AIAPV Design + Leadership Awards will be AIA Potomac Valley’s biggest event of the year and will celebrate the best work of our architect members and our region. This unique event will bring together architects and the greater design community for a live viewing party on October 15 (5:30 PM), and then posted online to maximize future viewing opportunities from an expanded audience throughout the year.

We have tailored our sponsorships to the virtual environment, with each level providing an excellent opportunity to gain visibility, build your relationship with our Chapter, receive greater exposure and support the industry. Sponsors will receive recognition on our website, in all pre- and post-event publicity, during our live event and its subsequent video recording on our website, as well as in a separate sponsor loop posted online a week before the live program and viewable throughout the year. Sponsorship levels range from $250 - $2,500.

Several sponsorships are exclusive. Commit now to take full advantage of the promotional time between now and October 15. To secure your sponsorship, or if you have any questions at all, please contact Executive Director Sue Presti ([email protected]; mobile: 571.432.8154) or sign up now.

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Announcements

NEWS FOR MEMBERS PRACTICING IN DC: NEW LICENSE REQUIREMENT FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN FIRMS

By Taylor T. Dolan, Esq., Lee/Shoemaker PLLC

Note: Do you practice in DC? You'll want to read this! The article below initially was published in July. We are reprinting it as a service to our members who practice in Washington, DC, to raise awareness of the new licensing application process for firms. There is no published deadline for compliance that we are aware of, but recommend that all firms practicing in DC register promptly. While the licensure board may provide a grace period for coming into compliance, lawyers pursuing claims against architects who learn that there is a firm licensure requirement are likely to turn a “blind eye” towards the fact that the firm registration requirement is new.

Is your architecture and interior design firm providing professional services in the District of Columbia? As of July 1, all professional architecture and interior design firms, not just individuals, must now be licensed in the District of Columbia. The regulations are not new—the Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture (the Board) adopted regulations requiring design firms obtain a firm license prior to practicing in DC in September 2019. Until now, however, there was no process or application for obtaining that license. The District of Columbia Regulatory Authority (DCRA) has now created an application process which makes compliance with the new regulation possible. You may access the registration platform here: https://dcra.dc.gov/architects

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2020 AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONFERENCE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY: MEETING THE COVID-19 CHALLENGE

Friday, October 2
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Free Virtual Summit

The Affordable Housing Conference of Montgomery County (AHCMC) is hosting its 29th Annual Housing Summit—Meeting the Covid–19 Challenge on October 2, 2020, from 9:30 am –1:00 pm. Though we look forward to meeting again in person in the not too distant future, we are grateful for the opportunity to present a virtual Summit. If ever there was a time for an engaging dialogue on meeting the need for safe, decent and affordable housing--this is it. During the Summit plenary session, Maryland’s Congressional delegation, Secretary of Housing and Community Development Kenneth Holt, and County Executive Marc Elrich will share their views on the economic, healthcare and housing challenges experienced in managing the pandemic and strategies and solutions they hope will lead us out of the current crisis.

Following the plenary session, we will present four expert panels with question/answer sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in two panels during the Summit on October 2. You can then visit our website at http://www.affordablehousingconference.org to view the other two panels at your leisure during the month of October. The panels will explore: Housing as a Public Health Imperative; Impact of Housing and Economic Uncertainties on Renters, Homeowners and Multi-Family Property Owners; Innovative Financial Strategies to Tackling the Affordable Housing Crisis; and Economic and Social Justice Eluding Communities of Color. The plenary session and all four panels have been approved for AIA continuing education learning units when viewed live.

Though sponsorship opportunities are available, registration is free (and required) for all participants. Please use this link for Summit details and to register. We look forward to having you join us on October 2!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact AHCMC Executive Director, Diana Eisenstat at [email protected], or at 301-520-1587.

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CALL FOR ARCHITECT VOLUNTEERS: MARYLAND STEM FESTIVAL

The Maryland STEM Festival is an annual celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics that takes place for one month each Fall all across Maryland. The mission of the Festival is to encourage all students regardless of age, background, and experience to take a greater interest in STEM with the hope they will pursue a STEM related/focused career. The 2020 Festival will run virtually from October 2nd through November 1st. The theme is manufacturing and design. View the month-long schedule.

The Architecture profession has not always been recognized as a STEM career. Additionally, many students do not know what architects do on a day to day basis. The Festival has always recognized architects as a STEM career and they have participated in past Festival events. This year, we are having an event dedicated to the profession. We are seeking experienced architects to appear on our panel discussion on October 13 at 7:00 PM. Panelists will discuss why they became architects, what they do, what they like about being an architect and why they would recommend to students that they should become architects. For more information and to join this exciting event, please contact Phil Rogofsky, Founder and Executive Director at [email protected].

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THE PROTOCOLS OF CONSTRUCTION: THE RFI

By J. Scott Shannon, Esq., Lee/Shoemaker PLLC

The documents generated during every project from the conceptual / schematic phase through construction administration and close-out / turnover comprise the protocols of construction. It is the goal of every design professional to provide clear bid and construction documents that provide the contractor with sufficient information to complete the project. When the contractor has questions about how to perform the tasks required within a scope of work as depicted on the drawings, the contractor issues what is variously called a Request for Interpretation or Information referred to as an RFI.

While RFIs may be used for any issue on which clarification is needed, during the bidding and construction phases the RFI process identifies inconsistencies, conflicts or ambiguities in the drawings and specifications. Used properly, RFIs facilitate clear communications between the design and construction teams to avoid problems. If disregarded or mis-used by either team, RFIs can exacerbate what may already be a troubled project. Used improperly, RFIs can be abused by a contractor to create a false impression regarding the quality of the design, the level of contractor coordination, and/or the reason(s) for delay to the project.

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FROM THE AIA: LEGISLATION & RELIEF UPDATE

On September 10, the Senate failed to secure the 60 votes needed to advance a COVID relief package on a mostly party-line vote (52–47). That bill would have reestablished unemployment insurance payments at $300 per week (down from $600 in the CARES Act), reformed a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), established liability protections for employers, and provided $105 billion for schools, reserving about two-thirds of that funding for schools that reopen in person. Advertised as a “skinny” and “targeted” approach, the bill was smaller than the COVID relief package the Senate introduced in July, the HEALS Act. Later this month, Congress will also need to deliberate on a government funding package, as current appropriations are set to expire on September 30. It is unclear whether either Congressional chamber will hold another vote on a COVID-relief package this month.


RFP: AIA NEXT2LEAD MINORITY LEADERSHIP PILOT PROGRAM

Deadline for Proposals: October 15 – PDF emailed to [email protected]

AIA is seeking a consultant to provide an educational program and experience for a 16-member cohort of ethnically diverse women architects and designers that will prepare them for association leadership. The maximum budget is $50,000 and the majority of the consultant’s effort will occur in Year One and virtually. The deadline to submit a proposal is October 15 to [email protected].

Next2Lead is an AIA Leadership Pilot program for AIA members who are emerging, ethnically diverse women in architecture with a minimum of five years in the profession. AIA is dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusion in membership, the field of architecture, and throughout society. This pilot program will focus on AIA Association Leadership and will be designed to address the lack of ethnically diverse women serving in leadership positions within this professional association.

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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FILM!

The AIA Film Challenge 2020 films are in. Now it’s time to vote for the People’s Choice winner, an award that comes with a $2,000 cash prize. Watch the films, then vote for your favorites—vote once an hour. Voting ends October 4.

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SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT TO THE 2020 INNOVATION AWARDS

The Innovation Awards recognize the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects and designers, their collaborators, and their clients to support the design, delivery, and operation of buildings or research in practice or academia. The non-refundable entry fee is $350 for members, $400 for non-members, and $100 for academic institutions per submission.

SUBMIT


BEST PRACTICE: ESSENTIAL RESOURCES FOR STARTING A FIRM

Though one could launch a firm without any professional assistance, it is wise to assemble a core group of trusted professional advisers and other resources you can rely on for timely information, valuable advice, and support. This best practice will help in forming the ideal team.

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FREE FROM THE AIA FOR RECENT GRADS, ASSOCIATE MEMBERS AND AIA MEMBERS

Supporting each other has never been more important. If you know a new grad, please share: AIA is still offering free membership for recent grads, for up to 18 months. We also have free courses for members, free courses that earn experience hours for Associate members, and a K–12 page with activities, videos, and more to supplement learning and inspire youth.



WORTH REPEATING: COVID-19 GUIDANCE AND RESOURCES 

From AIA’s Monthly COVID-19 Update 9/15/2020

  Colleges and universities are making significant changes to their campuses in response to COVID-19. A summary by architecture firm Ayers Saint Gross synthesizes back-to-campus strategies from 53 higher educational institutions.

  This summer, AIA rolled out a series of reports to explore how science-based design strategies can be a public health solution. Strategies for Safer Schools, one of six reports, details ways to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in K–12 facilities. There’s also a companion Re-occupancy Assessment Tool and Risk Management Plan for Buildings.

  Infectious disease protocols are only broadly addressed in standard disaster plans. AIA’s newest white paper, developed with doctors, nurses, and scientists, addresses this challenge by providing design solutions that reduce risk and support patients and providers in COVID-19 care facilities.

  LTL Architects has illustrated the medical research and spatial implications of addressing and mitigating COVID-19 in their Manual of Physical Distancing, research that was funded, in part, by Princeton University. 

  The next Architecture Billings Index (ABI) will be released on September 23. Until then, sign up for AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker’s monthly economic update, which will discuss findings from the ABI and the impact on architecture firms. In case you missed it, here’s the July 2020 ABI.

  A new article by Forbes offers tips for leaders and employers on cultivating work friendships remotely to enhance team effectiveness.

  There’s a new discussion thread in the Practice Management Knowledge Community that dives into what the future holds and what firms are doing. McKinsey just published their September Executive Briefing on COVID-19’s implications for business.

  Iconograph’s free COVID-19 signage toolkit lets you create custom signs to post in your firm or office. Editable files allow you to adjust colors, fonts, and messaging for your firm’s brand and specific guidelines.

For more information, AIA offers a regularly-updated page of resources and The AIA Trust also offers Pandemic Risk Management Assistance resources.

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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.


HOLISTIC FIRM MANAGEMENT: OPERATIONAL INSIGHTS IN SERVICE TOWARD A WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Wednesday, September 23
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Free Live Course

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) can be defined and implemented to guide you toward both professional and personal success. If you can’t measure it, you can’t track it, and you won’t know how to improve it. This fast-paced session will share with you the KPIs that reflect your progress and guide your future for these six essential components of every successful firm: Strategic planning; Human resources; Business development and marketing; Architectural deliverables; Operational and financial systems; and Work/life balance.

1 LU

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION: UMD ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES

Wednesday, September 23
4:30 - 5:30 PM | Virtual/Zoom

Nothing Even Matters
Ife Salema Vanable, Visiting Professor
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union

DETAILS

Wednesday, September 30
4:30 - 5:30 PM | Virtual/Zoom

Beyond the Built Environment – Craig and Mimi Spangler Lecture
Pascale Sablan, Founder & Executive Director

DETAILS

Wednesday, October 28
4:30 - 5:30 PM | Virtual/Zoom

Jennifer Ly, RA and James Leng of Figure
Lecturers at University of California, Berkeley

DETAILS


INCORPORATING SUSTAINABILITY INTO PROJECTS THROUGH THE AIA SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS EXHIBIT

Thursday, September 24
2:00 - 3:00 PM | Free Webinar

Sustainable projects offer exciting opportunities for the construction industry to drive positive change by reducing negative environmental impacts, improving energy efficiency and enhancing the health of building occupants. Join AIA as we explore various risk considerations on sustainable projects and examine how the AIA Sustainable Projects Exhibit can help to manage these risks, as well as facilitate the provision of sustainability services and the achievement of sustainability goals on a project.

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2020 AIA MARYLAND EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS DEBUT

Thursday, September 24
5:30 PM | Virtual

AIA Maryland's 2020 Excellence in Design Awards winning projects will be announced on Thursday, September 24th at 5:30 pm. Set up your Zoom happy hour or watch party now so you can enjoy seeing the winning projects announced together.

Save this link to watch on Sept. 24:

WATCH THE AWARDS PRESENTATION


LEADERSHIP ACROSS GENERATIONS: A WIA CONNECTICUT LEADERSHIP & EQUITY SUMMIT

Friday, September 25
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Virtual

Please join us for our second annual Leadership and Equity Summit. We have assembled a group of nationally recognized and forward-thinking architects, business strategists, and thought leaders who will lead us in a conversation on the future of practice. This event aims to build equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice in our firms, our profession, and our communities. We will be focusing on action items for equity and hope to give each participant tools and ideas to bring back to their work. $15/AIA Members; Free for Students.

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2020 AIA/ACSA INTERSECTIONS RESEARCH CONFERENCE

Wednesday, September 30 - Friday, October 2
11:00 AM start each day| Virtual Conference

Presented by AIA and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

This conference is intended to strengthen the intersection between academia and design practice, especially when it comes to research and innovation, focused on climate action and carbon management. The conference theme is carbon and will feature presentations from researchers, architects and academic scholars. The latest research to be highlighted includes embodied carbon, life-cycle analysis, biomaterials, passive strategies, the interface between carbon, equity, and public health.  

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NARI METRO DC EDUCATION DAY: THE NEXT LEVEL TO SUCCESS

Wednesday, September 30 - Thursday, October 1
12:00 - 4:30 PM each day | Virtual | AIA Member Discount

Books and articles only take you so far. Professionals who are committed to learning and have figured out how to make time for it understand the professional and financial benefits of continuing education and networking.

Sign up for Education Day and you can stick to one track (Business Management, Designer or Field Management/Installation) or dip into different areas of the business to broaden your knowledge. Our group of speakers will cover everything from kitchen planning to social media marketing to small crew efficiency.

Register your team and your managers and employees can broaden their knowledge of the industry and specific skills. The topics were chosen to help companies improve profitability and efficiency.

At registration, AIA Members may use Promo Code NARI Member Rate – Other Chapter to receive the member price.

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MANAGING EMERGING AND ONGOING RISKS IN THE DESIGN INDUSTRY

Wednesday, September 30
2:00 - 3:00 PM | Free Webinar

Join AIA Contract Documents to explore strategies for identifying, understanding, and managing risks in the design industry. The webinar will address changing standards of care, scope creep, fiduciary responsibility, BIM, and economic loss.

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2020 AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONFERENCE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY: MEETING THE COVID-19 CHALLENGE

Friday, October 2
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Free Virtual Conference

If ever there was a time for an engaging dialogue on meeting the need for safe, decent and affordable housing--this is it. During the Summit plenary session, Maryland’s Congressional delegation, Secretary of Housing and Community Development Kenneth Holt, and County Executive Marc Elrich will share their views on the economic, healthcare and housing challenges experienced in managing the pandemic and strategies and solutions they hope will lead us out of the current crisis.

Following the plenary session, we will present four expert panels with question/answer sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in two panels during the Summit on October 2. You can then visit our website at http://www.affordablehousingconference.org to view the other two panels at your leisure during the month of October. The plenary session and all four panels have been approved for AIA continuing education learning units when viewed live.

Although the conference is free for all attendees, registration is required.

Earn up to 3.5 AIA CES Credits

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ELECTRIFICATION: A PATH TO HEALTHIER PEOPLE + PLANET

Monday, October 5
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Free Webinar

Associated with AIA KC Housing and Community Development

The planet is in trouble and its human occupants don’t fare much better as rates of cancer, asthma, infertility and obesity increase. Most states have aggressive goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow climate change while medical and building professionals continue to make the health connection between buildings and people. The electric grid becomes exponentially cleaner as we employ zero emission technologies paired with renewables like wind and solar. All electric buildings can be much simpler to operate and maintain while improving human health. They are often cleaner, safer and more comfortable. Consideration for systems, materials and finishes with low embodied, as well as operational carbon is critical. From mid-rise, multifamily to zero-energy single-family, the examples in this presentation demonstrate simple, efficient, practical applications with lessons learned and the anticipation of a zero emissions future.

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2020 AIASF COTE SUSTAINABILITY SYMPOSIUM: LEADING BY DESIGN

Wednesday, October 7 - Friday, October 9
12:00 PM start each day | Virtual

Hosted by AIA San Francisco

With escalating climate impacts alongside a world-altering pandemic and major societal shifts, architects have reached a critical crossroads. Our clients, government, and our professional organization are promoting a redefinition of design excellence that integrates sustainability and equity as a new standard for the built environment.

Join us for one, two, or all three morning discussions with architects, business, and government representatives to explore how design firms of all sizes and types can enhance their sustainable design leadership efforts, and thrive in changing times. AIA members receive discounted rate.

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ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE WITH CONCRETE MASONRY

Thursday, October 8
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Free Webinar

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association (PCMA), this program presents an overview of energy code compliance, based on 2015 & 2018 IECC and IBC. Details are provided on both prescriptive and trade off compliance alternatives with an emphasis on concrete masonry assemblies and resources using both R-factor and U-factor tables. The uses and advantages of COMcheck for compliance for masonry are reviewed. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, Oct. 6.

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MAXIMIZE LINKEDIN: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

Thursday, October 8
4:00 - 5:00 PM
| Webinar | Free for Members

Presented by AIA Baltimore Practice Management Committee

Join AIA for the next post-Covid speaker event featuring Keith Daw, Vice President and a trainer at McDonell Consulting Group/Sandler Training. If you’re like most professionals tasked with business development, you may be:

  • Not understanding how to leverage your current clients and network to create new business opportunities
  • Worrying about keeping up with the latest trends on business development in a virtual world
  • Wondering how to get more warm referrals and introductions
  • Confused about where to best spend your time and how


Learn how to drive opportunities and revenue by adding more people, information and opportunities to your new business pipeline, including the attitudes, behaviors and techniques of social selling with LinkedIn that you can immediately implement to close the year strong and create momentum for 2021.

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MERGING THE OUTDOORS WITH KITCHEN DESIGN

Tuesday, October 13
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Free Webinar

This course addresses the growing popularity of outdoor living areas and rooms and how trade professionals are being asked to specify these spaces to be not only functional, but also aesthetically pleasing. Architects and designers must understand best practices for outdoor kitchen design, specifying them in a way that is well thought out and promotes safety and wellness for the homeowners.

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PSYCHIATRIC CRISIS CENTERS AND ED'S: TRENDS, DRIVERS AND EXAMPLES

Tuesday, October 13
2:00 - 3:00 PM | Free Webinar

Sponsored by the Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH)

Targeting more appropriate emergency department utilization and focusing care on those in actual need of emergency care has been a systemic pre-occupation of somatic medicine for several years. During that same period, the utilization of emergency departments for mental health care has grown significantly adding real pressures to emergency department operations and adding an increasingly challenging population to the ED case mix. This combination of systemic change in care models coupled with an increased volume has created a crisis for both emergency departments and for the care of those suffering from emergent mental illness.

In response to both crises, new care models, care settings and systemic responses have emerged to better manage the flow of care and to improve the setting in which care is provided. This webinar will discuss these trends with an emphasis on recent thinking about the appropriate care environment for treating emergent mental illness. We will discuss both the systemic trends underlying the changes that we are beginning to experience and will show examples of care environments that are responding to these trends.

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ARCHIMENTORS SUMMIT

Wednesday, October 14 - Friday, October 23
Various Times | Free Virtual Conference

For young architects and designers. Hear 15 experts speak over an 8-day period and learn the skills they don't teach you at school. The online conference is 100% free, however, seats are limited, so sign up early to reserve your spot today!

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MODERN COOKING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE LUXURY CLIENT

Thursday, November 5
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Free Webinar

This course educates architects and designers about the modern cooking technologies available for the luxury client—especially convection, convection steam, and induction cooking—and how they can be used to prepare more nutritious and tastier food in less time.

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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 CHESAPEAKE BAY EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS COMPETITION 

Deadline: Friday, September 25 at 11:59 PM 

Through its Annual Design Awards Program, AIA Chesapeake Bay Chapter recognizes excellence in architecture throughout the Chesapeake Bay Region. The purpose of the awards program is to encourage and recognize distinguished architectural achievement and to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment, and for their role in shaping the quality of life through design excellence. 

The Awards Program is open to AIA Chesapeake Bay members for projects located anywhere in the world and to any AIA member architect located outside of the CBC area for projects located within the CBC area (Anne Arundel, Calvert, St. Mary's, Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties). 

SUBMIT A PROJECT


AIA/ACSA PRACTICE & LEADERSHIP AWARD

Deadline: Wednesday, September 30

Submissions are open for the Practice and Leadership Award, which recognizes “best practice” examples of highly effective teaching, scholarship, and outreach in the areas of professional practice and leadership. The award recognizes excellence in architecture education as demonstrated in classroom, studio, and/or community work.

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SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR 2021 AIA HONORS AND AWARDS

Deadlines Vary

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: Twenty-five Year Award and Housing Awards.

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The Protocols of Construction: The RFI

When a contractor has questions about how to perform the tasks required within a scope of work as depicted on construction documents, the contractor issues what is variously called a Request for Interpretation or Information referred to as an RFI.

09/21/2020 | [email protected] 

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New License Requirement for District of Columbia Architectural and Interior Design Firms

Do you practice in DC? You'll want to read this! As of July 1, all professional architecture and interior design firms, not just individuals, must now be licensed in the District of Columbia.

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