April 10 - AIA Northern Virginia Blueprint for America Event
One of AIA Northern Virginia's two AIA150 Blueprint for America events, Women creating Community is a panel discussion inviting all members to attend and consider the impact architects can have on their communities. (More info)
March 30 - Canstruction® Build Out
5:00p-midnight. Watch this year's teams build their structures scattered throughout Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Free.
March 31 - Low Impact Development: Tour of Wetland Studies + Solutions, Inc.
10:00, at WSSIs Headquarters, 5300 Wellington Branch Drive, Suite 100, Gainesville. The WSSI Headquarters, built in 2005, was designed as a LEED-Gold certified office building on a 5.07-acre, fully integrated low impact development site. LID techniques employed include a 3,626 square foot green roof, an underground cistern, a rain garden, and extensive native landscaping and drip irrigation. WSSI will present design and construction methods, as well as a cost comparison, of each of these practices. 2 AIA/CES HSW LUs. Free. Registration is required. Contact AIA NOVA at email@example.com or (703) 549-9747.
April 7 - ARE Prep Series: Construction Documents II
10:00a-2:00p at DMJM Design, 3101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 900, Arlington. The Young Architects Forum of the Northern Virginia Chapter AIA presents Part II of the Construction Documents division of the 2007 ARE Prep Seminars. In addition, the YAF is organizing study groups that will meet weekly to share resources and discuss the seminar material. Please visit the ARE Page of the AIA Northern Virginia website for more information.
April 9-14 - National and Virginia Architecture Week in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the AIA.
April 9 - Architecture in the Cinema
6:30p-9:00p at AIA National Headquarters, 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC. In The Lake House, starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves, a unique architect-designed glass cottage on an Illinois lake brings together a couple who are otherwise separated by time. Registration required; click here to sign up.
April 10 - Blueprint for America: Women Creating Community
6:00p-10:00p at the National Museum of Women In The Arts, 1250 New York Avenue NW, DC. Using information provided by citizens focusing on the AIA's 10 Principles of Livable Communities, a panel of architects will create an open dialog exploring the impact of women and minority architects in the community. The panel will address the impact that design has on the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of neighborhoods. 1.5 AIA/CES LUs. $40 for AIA and NMWIA members; $45 for non-members. Registration required, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 549-9747.
Opening April 11 - America's Favorite Architecture Exhibit
At AIA National Headquarters, 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington DC. On behalf of the AIA, Harris Interactive conducted research to identify America's favorite works of architecture. They surveyed 1,804 randomly selected Americans who ranked America's Favorite Architecture from a list pre-selected by an AIA panel of 248 structures in numerous categories, including famous homes, public buildings, sports arenas, transportation hubs, and office buildings.
April 12 - Glenn Brown Lecture & Alexandria Architecture Week Proclamation
7:00p at the Lyceum, 201 S Washington Street, Old Town Alexandria. To accompany an exhibit on Glenn Brown, there will be a lecture on his contributions to historic architecture and the design of the monumental core of Washington, DC presented by William B. Bushong, Staff Historian at the White House Historical Association. Special guest Alexandria Mayor, William D. Euille, will present a proclamation from the City of Alexandria proclaiming April 9-14 as Architecture Week. 1 AIA/CES LU. Registration is required. Contact the Chapter House at email@example.com.
April 13 - Architecture in the Schools Exhibit Opening Reception
6:30p-8:00p at the Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Old Town Alexandria. Volunteer architects work closely with teachers and students, elementary through high school, to integrate architecture into the curriculum and produce captivating projects. Come see an exhibition of their work.
April 14 - AIA Family Day
9:30a-3:00p At the AIA National Headquarters, 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. A day filled with architecture-related activities for the entire family, including a tour of local buildings geared for children. Registration is required. For additional information and to register, click here.
April 15 - Walking Tour of Alexandria
1:00p-3:00p, beginning at the Lyceum, 201 S Washington Street, Old Town Alexandria. Tours lead by local architects. Held in correlation with the Glenn Brown Exhibit on display through April at the Lyceum. 2 AIA/CES HSW LUs. Free. Contact the Chapter House at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 17 - Young Architects' Forum Meeting
6:30p, at the Chapter House, 205 S Patrick Street, Old Town Alexandria.
April 18 - AIA Northern Virginia Lunch Seminar
Noon-1:00p, at KTA Group, Inc., 13755 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 500, Herndon. Presentation will address building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical design issues. Common building code mistakes and common rejection comments and interpretations from local governmental jurisdictions will be discussed. Registration required; contact the Chapter House at email@example.com to make a reservation.
April 27-29 - ARE Prep Series: Structures with David Thaddeus, AIA
Weekend-long intensive course on the Structures Division of the Architectural Registration Exam offered by David Thaddeus, AIA. Additional details are available on the registration form, downloadable here.