Volume 12, No. 3 - March 30, 2018
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BLAST - News and Notes from AIA Northern Virginia

Carter + Burton Architecture
Kalorama Row House, by Carter + Burton Architecture (more info)
In This Issue

Architecture Week is Here

Design Awards '18

Important Membership Survey

Quick Notes

Featured Project: Kalorama
    Row House


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 This issue of BLAST is sponsored by
Marvin Windows & Doors
Celebrate Architecture Week April 8-14

Virginia Architecture WeekWe celebrate Architecture Week with fourteen exciting events, featuring a presentation by AIA President Carl Elefante, FAIA addressing factors changing architectural practice into the 21st century on Wednesday, April 11. There will also be great building tours, family activities, lectures, exhibits, and even yoga and virtual reality demonstrations. Continuing education credits are available for many of the events. For a list of Architecture Week activities visit our Architecture Week page or refer to the calendar below.

Design Awards - What Will You Submit?

The Chapter's 2018 Design Awards Call for Entries is now available at aianova.org/DA18/.

PELLA / KC CompanyWe will again host two separate panels of judges, one for Commercial, Institutional and Historic projects and a separate jury for Residential and Conceptual/Unbuilt architecture, along with our Herlong Associates Award, a design award just for Associate members. This year’s jury is from the Phoenix, Arizona area. We had 27 winning projects last year. So plan your submittal for 2018. The online entry form is up and Design Award submittals are due on April 26.

Reminder - Chapter Membership Survey Open Through April 2

The Chapter Board would like your help in establishing priorities in order to effectively serve our membership. All Chapter members were sent a survey by email on March 19, with a reminder sent on March 26. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief membership survey. Your response is very important. The survey will remain open through April 2. Take the survey here.

Quick Notes...  

Free Membership for New Grads...  receive up to 18 months of FREE membership. Students can pre-join now to automatically become a member upon graduation. [More]...  

Our ARE Prep Series...  continues with Project Planning and Design on April 21, followed by Project Development and Documentation on May 12 and Construction and Evaluation on June 23. [More]...  

Design Forum XIII: BLUR...  is the Virginia Design Forum taking place April 6-7 at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke. There is still time to register. [More]...  

AIA Virginia Webinar Series: Management & Entrepreneurship...  is the first webinar in this series of four presentations. "Health Insurance in 2018," will be held on April 17. [More]...  

A'18Awards and Opportunities

Due April 2AIA/AAH Healthcare Design's Best Under 40 Nominations
Due April 9Architecture Exchange East Call for Proposals
Due April 26Design Awards Submittals Due
Due June 1World Architecture Day UIA Poster Competition Submittals

Design News

Job Board

As a benefit to our members, we maintain a Job Board of local postings. Pay us a visit for postings from: George Mason University; S2R Architects; Loudoun County Government; GBR Architects, LLC; MTFA Architecture; O’Brien & Keane; Karl Riedel Architecture, PC; Marymount University; U+ DesignPartners; Wiencek + Associates Architects + Planners; Architecture, Incorporated; CM Kling + Associates; Helbing Lipp Recny Architects; Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects; SCW Interiors; FORMA Design, Inc.; and Rust Orling Architecture.

Featured Project

Kalorama Row House
Carter + Burton Architecture P.L.C.
Washington, DC

 This primary residence was a major renovation of a dark and aged historic row house with leaning floors and falling stairs. The transformation created an open plan that brought in more natural light through the original dogleg alley.  A palimpsest parti presents the new materiality in contrast with the historic shell and context. Special acoustic wood detailing and beeswax walls on new insertions help reflect light and define spaces, while preserving the existing plaster perimeter walls. The inside-out relationship with the alley expands the feel of the enclosed space.

Spatial layouts are conductive to large gatherings while maintaining an intimate atmosphere. Interior design strategies worked with old and new furnishings, family heirlooms, and an extensive art collection. The project also features many hidden built-ins and compartments throughout, using a ship-like mentality to access every square inch for functionality.

 The building envelope also reflects the owners' sustainable principles, such as reclaimed wood flooring, living roof, foam insulation, ERV, solar panels, and thermally broken steel windows. Regional craftsmen were charged with executing work to the highest level.

Photography © Daniel Afzal



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

5 | Design Awards Committee Meeting
     12:00p, Alexandria. [info]

6-7 | Design Forum XIII
     Roanoke. [info]

6-15 | Architecture at its Best: An Exhibit of Projects by Local Architects
     Alexandria. [info]

8-14 | AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Week [info]

8 | Walking Tour of Historic Old Town Alexandria
     1:00p, Alexandria. [info]

8 | WIA Lecture Series: Architecture, Design and Cultural Space
     6:30p, Alexandria. [info]

9 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting
     4:30p, Alexandria. [info]

9 | On the Boards - Cleveland Park Library
     6:30p, Alexandria. [info]

10 | Virtual Reality Demonstrations
     6:30p, Alexandria. [info]

11 | 360 Mentoring: Carl Elefante on Architecture's Relevance Revolution
     7:00p, Alexandria. [info]

12 | 30 Years of Shaping the City, Cartoons by Roger K. Lewis, FAIA
     6:30p, Alexandria. [info]

13 | Scrap City - Family Activities
     7:00p, Alexandria. [info]

14 | Skyline Yoga
     10:00a, Arlington. [info]

14 | Architecture Scavenger Hunt for Children
     11:00a, Alexandria. [info]

14 | Oatlands Historic House and Gardens Tour
     10:00a, Leesburg. [info]

14 | Firm Tour - Winstanley Architects & Planners
     10:00a, Alexandria. [info]

14 | WeLive Crystal City
     2:00p, Arlington. [info]

14 | The Old Dominion Boat Club Tour
     9:00a, Alexandria. [info]

17 | Health Insurance in 2018: How to Survive and Thrive
     11:00a, Webinar. [info]

20 | Demystifying Insurance and Maximizing your Professional Liability
     11:00a, Alexandria. [info]

21 | ARE Exam Series: Project Planning and Design
     10:00a, Arlington. [info]

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

26 | Design Awards Committee Meeting
     12:00p, Alexandria. [info]

26 | Design Award Entries Due
     5:00p. [info]

29 | Young Architects Forum Brunch
     11:00a, Alexandria. [info]

Upcoming Dates to Note:
  May 8 - Federal Government Assistance to Find and Win Design Projects Overseas
  May 11 - Accessible Restrooms & Multigenerational Public Design
  May 12 - ARE Exam Series: Project Development and Documentation

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.