Volume 10, No. 9 - October 31, 2016
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BLAST - News and Notes from AIA Northern Virginia

Noritake Associates
3001-3003 Washington Boulevard, by Noritake Associates (more info)
In This Issue

Where Do the Candidates Stand?

Chapter Honor Awards

Chapter Partners with WAAC

Scholarship Applications Due

Featured Project: 3001-3003
    Washington Boulevard


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Where do the Candidates Stand on Architectural Issues?
Where do Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein stand on energy? Infrastructure? Taxes? Small businesses? The election offers America’s architects an opportunity to have their voices heard. To help members make informed choices, the AIA has developed presidential profiles detailing where the four candidates stand on critical issues facing architects. Find out more.

Chapter Honor Awards & Elections Featured at our Annual Meeting

Members and guests filled the Cedar Knoll Inn in Alexandria on October 18 to celebrate our 41st Annual Chapter Meeting. 2016 President Meagan Jancy, AIA welcomed everyone and our 2017 President, Karen Conkey, AIA thanked our generous sponsors. The highlight of the event was the presentation of our Chapter Honor Awards, where the following honorees were recognized:
  • John A. Burns, FAIA - Award of Honor
  • Alan L. Hansen, FAIA - Outstanding Achievement
  • Meagan W. Jancy, AIA - Distinguished Leadership
  • Debbie Burns, Honorary AIA - Service to the Chapter
  • Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards - AIA Northern Virginia Chapter Award
  • Chaimberlain Construction & Federal Masonry Restoration - Craftsmanship Award
A complete list of our award recipients and our newly elected leaders is available here.

Detailed information and pictures from the event will be published in our November/December issue of AIA Northern Virginia News.

Chapter Partners with WAAC at the Torpedo Factory
Building on the success of Architecture Week activities earlier this year, the Torpedo Factory Art Center reached out to our chapter with an invitation to highlight architecture and design in their New Project Studio. To increase the collaborative effort, our chapter engaged the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC) students and faculty to develop exhibit materials and special activities that are occurring through the month of October. The resulting plan was to exhibit in-progress student work, showcase the design and education process by holding mid-term critiques in the studio and engage children and families through architecture and design-related activities.

The exhibit materials changed every few days based on the student work being presented and were roughly organized by the disciplines of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Design and Design-build. Activities for children and families, including drawing activities and a "Scrap City," were available throughout October. During the final week, student work from the design-build curriculum, graphic design examples, student-made short films and information on the 35th anniversary of WAAC was showcased. Additional information is available here.

ArchEx Takes Place This Week
It's not too late to attend Architecture Exchange East, November 2-4 in Richmond. While online registration is closed, onsite registration will be available. Participate in AIA Virginia's Annual Meeting, be inspired by keynote presentations by Rosa T. Sheng, AIA and Mickey Jacob, FAIA, earn continuing education credits from a selection of over 60 seminars and tours and attend the Visions for Architecture Gala. For complete ArchEx information, visit http://archex.net.

AIA Northern Virginia Scholarship Applications Due November 18

The AIA Northern Virginia Schools Connections Committee is pleased to announce they are accepting entries for the 2016 AIA NOVA Scholarship Fund. Applications are due November 18. Winners will receive up to a $1,500 award to be used for tuition/supplies in an accredited architectural program.

The scholarship entry consists of a smartphone case design that depicts the student's architectural design ability and acts as an advertisement for architecture. The Call for Entries and the design template are available here. Send email submissions to aianovascholarship@gmail.com.

CRAN Credits and Cocktails: A Perfect Year-End Event
November 29, 6-9:00p
Ease into the holiday season while completing your year-end continuing education at 'Credits and Cocktails.' Join Custom Residential Architects Network for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in taking a closer look into alternative building technologies for energy efficient residential enclosures. Our sponsors will be offering accredited presentations that exemplify beauty and functionality and the science behind these products. 2 HSW LUs available. Hosted at the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter House, 1101 Duke Street, Alexandria. Street parking is available, and the Chapter House is about eight blocks from the King Street Metro (Yellow/Blue).

It's Membership Renewal Time – Renew Early and Win!
Renew your AIA membership by December 31, 2016 for a chance to win free AIA national, state and local membership dues for 2018, Black Spectacles software tutorials or one free annual subscription to AIA ARE Prep Powered by Black Spectacles. Details are available here.

Refer a new member and you will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a $100 gift card. Prizes awarded monthly. Be sure the new member notes your name and member number on their application.

Don't forget about 15 for 12, offering membership for the rest of 2016 with new 2017 memberships. And once again, the AIA is offering complimentary membership for New Grads.

Thank You to Our 2016 CANstruction® Teams

  • CADD Microsystems
  • HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Jacobs
  • Little
  • McKinley Elementary School in Arlington
  • MTFA Architecture
  • PGAL
  • Samaha Associates
You're invited to watch and encourage our teams as they build structures entirely of canned food, which ultimately goes to the Arlington Food Assistance Center in time to stock their shelves for the holidays. We are building in Terminals B+C of Washington Reagan National Airport, Level 1, Baggage Claim Area on Thursday, November 19, from 5:00p until midnight, and the exhibit is on display at the airport through November 19. Learn more.

Design News

Awards and Opportunities

Due November 1Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant
Due November 92017 AIA/AF Scholarships Program
Due November 14AIA Virginia Emerging Leaders in Architecture Applications
Due November 14AIA Small Project Awards Submissions
Due November 18AIA Housing Awards Submissions
Due November 18Diversity Recognition Program Submissions
Due November 18AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards Submissions
Due December 20UIA's Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards Submissions
Due March 29, 2017HERE+NOW: A House for the 21st Century Registration

Job Board

As a benefit to our members, we maintain a Job Board of local postings. Come pay us a visit for new postings from John Milner Associates Preservation, Kiche, Davis Buckley, Powers Brown, MTFA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Featured Project

3001-3003 Washington Boulevard
Noritake Associates, Inc.
Arlington, Virginia

3001-3003 Washington BoulevardThis commercial office building, on a city block in Clarendon, involved the Transfer of Density Rights (TDR) to preserve two off-site landmark buildings as well as the facade preservation & restoration of two landmark buildings on-site. Due to the requirements of the building tenant, this project required an accelerated county Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) approval within a six-month time frame.

Preserved were a prototypical Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store, one of only three remaining in Arlington, and a 1947 sporting goods store opened by a local baseball player, George McQuinn, who won two American League pennants as well as the 1947 World Championship as a New York Yankee. Joe DiMaggio, along with other Yankees teammates attended the store’s grand opening. Both buildings had undergone significant renovations and remodeling and were in poor condition. 3001-3003 Washington BoulevardBoth front facades were restored to their original condition. Part of the Site Plan Review process required approval of the design of any new structure on the block by the Historic Arlington Landmark Review Board (HALRB).

The design concept divides the overall development into 2 separate office buildings: a 10-story, 209,000 SF tower and an adjoining 8-story, 96,000 SF building suitable for small tenants. Both buildings have retail at grade and all share a common 4-level below grade parking structure, a fitness center and off-street loading dock. To fit seamlessly into its urban context, the design of this building reflects the style and material of older landmark commercial buildings which are Art Deco or Art Moderne with rounded corners and cool buff colored limestone. This project is LEED® Gold certified and won an Honorable Mention award from DESIGNArlington in 2015.
3001-3003 Washington Boulevard
Photography © Eric Taylor Photography



2-4 | Architecture Exchange East
     Richmond. [info]

3 | Virginia Women in Design Dinner at Architecture Exchange East
     7:30p, Richmond. [info]

7 | Women in Architecture Committee Meeting
     6:00p, Arlington. [info]

10 | Canstruction® Build-Out Night
     5:00p, Arlington. [info]

14 | Schools Connections Committee Meeting
     6:00p, Alexandria. [info]

14 | Women in Architecture Dress for Success Clothing Drive [info]

16 | 360 Mentoring General Session [info]

16 | Case Study: Sustainable Libraries: Informing Communities for a Brighter Future
     6:00p, Alexandria.
1 LU [info]

17 | Women in Architecture Happy Hour & Virtual Reality for Architecture
     5:00p, Alexandria. [info]

17 | Architecture Lab Committee Meeting
     6:30p, Alexandria.[info]

18 | Plumbing for Architects (and others in Commercial Real Estate)
     12:00p, Alexandria.
1 HSW LU [info]

18 | AIA Leadership Institute 2016
     9:00a, Washington. [info]

19| Canstruction Exhibit Ends
     Arlington. [info]

19 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Retreat
     8:00a, Arlington. [info]

20 | De-Canstruction [info]

29 | CRAN Credits + Cocktails
     6:00p, Alexandria.
2 HSW LU [info]

Upcoming Dates to Note:
  December 5 - Women in Architecture Holiday Party
  December 8 - Young Architects Forum Meeting + Happy Hour
  December 12 - Board Meeting

AIA Northern Virginia Calendar  |  AIA|DC Calendar  |  AIA Potomac Valley Calendar  |  AIA Virginia Calendar  |  Branch Museum Calendar

For additional information on any of these events, please contact the Chapter House at (703) 549-9747 or aianova@aianova.org. The Chapter House is located at 1101 Duke Street, Alexandria 22314.