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4 | Society’s Cage: an Interpretive Design Pavilion for the Black Lives Matter Movement
11 | Design Awards Committee Meeting
14 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting
17 | Committee on Architecture in Education (CAE) Meeting
21 | DesignDC 2020
28 | ARE Scholarship Applications Due
30 | A New Frontier for School Planning
30 | WIA Lecture Series: AIA Guides for Equitable Practice

2 | ArchEx: Large Firm Roundtable
2 | ELA – AIA NOVA Nomination Requests Due
5 | WIA Committee Meeting
6 | ArchEx: Mid-Sized Firm Roundtable
7 | ArchEx: Small Firm Roundtable
8 | Visions for Architecture
12 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting
13 | AIA Fellowship Applications Due
14 | Selecting the Right Window Material for Any Application (Online)
14 | ACE Virginia Joint Owner Forum: Department of General Services
20 | AIA Northern Virginia Annual Meeting
22 | Design for Economy | AIA CA Climate Action Webinar Series
22 | AIA Virginia Women in Design: Lunch and Conversation
26 | YAFCON 2020: The Empathic Architect
29 | Design Forum: ICA Virtual Tour and Panel Discussion
31 | WIA Autism Speaks | Walk

2 | Architecture Exchange East 2020
2 | WIA Committee Meeting
5 | Design Forum: In Praise of Shadows
6 | 2021 ELA Class Nominations Due
21 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Retreat & Committee Chairs Meeting

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ARE Scholarship Applications due September 28
Thursday, September 17

AIA Northern Virginia’s Young Architects Forum (YAF) has developed a scholarship program to support testing and defray the costs for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). This scholarship is intended to recognize an Associate AIA member who has made significant contributions to the profession at an early stage in their career and to encourage their pursuit of licensure.

Applicants must be an Associate member in good standing of AIA NOVA and have an active record with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB). Two schoalrships are available. Selected candidates will receive financial support to cover the costs of six ARE exams. [Learn more] Vote for Your Favorite Film!
Monday, September 14

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. This 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.

Watch the films, then vote for your favorites. Vote early and vote often and help your favorite film win the People’s Choice Award! Winners will be announced in October. Voting ends October 4 Cast your vote!

ELA – AIA NOVA Nomination Requests due October 2
Wednesday, September 9

AIA Virginia's Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA) is a year-long leadership program offering presentations, discussions, and collaborative activities at locations across the state. The 2020 program will be based in Norfolk. Applications for the 2020 ELA Class are now being accepted.

In addition, each local AIA chapter in Virginia has the opportunity to nominate a single applicant to the ELA program. The AIA Northern Virginia nomination includes a confirmed place in the program and offers a financial commitment to cover up to 50% of the selected candidate's ELA tuition. [Learn more] AIA Northern Virginia Honors 26 Projects with Design Awards
Friday, August 14

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognizes twenty-six exceptional projects designed by local firms with design awards. The winning projects were announced in a virtual celebration on August 13. The celebration is now available for viewing on the AIA Northern Virginia YouTube Channel along with additional videos showcasing a wide array of outstanding projects recently completed by local architects. We are pleased to announce the winning projects on the 2020 Design Award Gallery at