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May
14 | 2018 International Energy Conservation Code-Residential Provisions SimplifiedStyle, Empathy (CE)
15 | ARE Exam Series: Project Planning & Design (CE)
17 | Legislative & Government Affairs Planning Meeting
18 | Brownfields: Restoring Value to Properties & the Community (CE)
19 | Just Hanging Out on the Wall - Masonry Rainscreens (CE)
19 | WIA Communications Workshop: Active Listening, Self-Awareness in Communication Style, & Empathy (CE)
19 | Stuff It or Wrap It: Understanding Advanced Wall Designs with Continuous Insulation (CE)
20 | CAE Meeting (Committee on Architecture in Education)
27 | Advanced Environmental Finishes For Windows and Doors (CE)
27 | AIA Virginia: Large Firm Roundtable Meeting (CE)
27 | AIA Virginia: Mid-Sized Firm Roundtable Meeting (CE)
27 | AIA Virginia: Small Firm Roundtable Meeting (CE)
27 | AIA Virginia: Emerging Professionals Roundtable Meeting (CE)
28 | Design Awards Committee Meeting
28 | WIA Coffee Chat

June
1 | Lighting & Plug Load Controls (CE)
2 | Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: Equity in This Moment - Becoming an Ally (CE)
2 | Equity in Public Schools: Supporting our Communities through School Design (CE)
3 | AIA Virginia Membership Meeting
7 | WIA Committee Meeting
12 | ARE Exam Series: Project Development and Documentation (CE)
14 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting
15 | Design Award Submissions Due
15 | Building Better Futures in Native American Communities (CE)
17 | AIA Conference on Architecture 2021 (CE)
23 | WIA Communications Workshop: Difficult Conversations, Negotiations, and Disagreements (CE)
25 | Design Awards Committee Meeting
29 | Designing for Fire Safety (CE)

July
8 | AIA Conference on Architecture 2021 (CE)
12 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting
17 | ARE Exam Series: Construction and Evaluation (CE)
19 | Committee Chairs Planning Meeting
22 | CAE Meeting (Committee on Architecture in Education)
23 | Design Awards Committee Meeting
29 | AIA Conference on Architecture 2021 (CE)

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Spring Social on Wednesday!
Tuesday, May 11

Our Spring Social offers a chance for us all to get together and visit, in a virtual way. We are using Gather to create a meeting space where you will be able to interact with colleagues and friends in real time. There will be plenty of ‘space’ for socializing as well as committee spaces, chapter information, and interaction with sponsors. We will also welcome and congratulate our new and newly licensed members.

Our Gather space may look familiar to many since it is modeled on the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC). Guests can move around the space to learn more about WAAC and view student work.

The event is free, but reservations are required by Tuesday, May 11, 8:00p. Please join us!


April is Virginia Architecture Month
Wednesday, March 31

Celebrate Architecture Month with AIA Northern Virginia through a series of public programs that educate, engage, and connect us to the built environment and the profession of architecture. AIA Northern Virginia also joins AIA chapters across the state this year to offer a combined program and a wide range of opportunities. Most of this year’s events will be free and offered online.

Planned activities include:
  • Building tours with behind the scenes insight and commentary from the architects
  • Lectures on architecture and design
  • Film-making and story-telling examples in architecture
  • Creative design activities for children and families
  • Exhibits of local award-winning architecture
For a complete list of Architecture Month events, see the chapter calendar at www.aianova.org and look for the "Arch Month" designation.


Architecture Billings Climb into Positive Territory after a Year of Monthly Declines
Tuesday, March 30

Continuing the positive momentum of a nearly three-point bump in January, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) reached its first positive mark since February 2020, according to the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

AIA’s ABI score for February was 53.3 compared to 44.9 in January (any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings). February also marked the first time the design contract score rose back into positive territory since the pandemic began with a score of 51.6 compared to 48.8 in January. The new project inquiries score for February reached a 22-month high water mark with a score of 61.2 compared to 56.8 in January.

"Hopefully, this is the start of a more sustained recovery. It is possible that scores will continue to bounce above and below 50 for the next few months, as recoveries often move in fits and starts," said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. "Beyond the encouraging billing data, architecture employment added 700 new positions in January and has now regained 45 percent of the jobs that were lost since the beginning of the pandemic."

Visit AIA's website for more ABI information.