April 4-13 - Celebrate Architecture Week with numerous events promoting architects and architecture.
For additional information on all the Architecture Week activities, please visit the AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Week page.
April 4 - Canstruction® Build-Out Night
5:00p-midnight, at Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Exhibits on display from April 4 -12. Watch teams of architects build fantastic structures from canned food during the 5th Annual Canstruction® Competition, supporting, the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
April 5 - Canstruction® Jury and Press Preview
9:00-11:00a at Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Members of the press are invited to view and photograph the completed structures and ask questions of Chapter volunteers.
April 5 - Architect Registration Exam Preparatory Seminars : Construction Documents II
10:00a-2:00p, at DMJM Design, 3101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201. The Young Architects Forum offers the 2008 ARE Preparatory Seminars. Each seminar offers the opportunity to learn from a professional and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. In addition, the YAF will organize study groups that will meet weekly to share resources and discuss the seminar material. The schedule of ARE seminars is as follows: Materials & Methods May 10; David Thaddeus’ structures workshop June 6-8; MEP I June 14; MEP II June 21; Pre-Design July 12; and the graphics review – TBD. Additional information and registration forms available here.
April 8 - About Architecture : Hollin Hills and the Modern Subdivision
7:00p, at the Lyceum, 201 South Washington Street, Alexandria. This lecture, presented by Gregory Hunt, FAIA, kicks off a new series, About Architecture, organized by the Chapter and supported by the City of Alexandria. Mr. Hunt will review modern subdivisions in the DC area, specifically focusing on Alexandria architect Charles Goodman and his widely admired Modernist work in Hollin Hills. The event is free and reservations are not necessary. 1 AIA/CES LU.
April 9 - Award Winning Projects : An Exhibit and Lecture
6:30p-8:00p, at Virginia Tech’s Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, 1001 Prince Street, Alexandria. The exhibit features award-winning projects and features a presentation by Lee Quill, AIA of Cunningham | Quill Architects. 1 AIA/CES HSW LU. The event is free and registration is not necessary.
April 10 - Canstruction® Awards Celebration
Time and location TBD. Teams participating in the Chapter's 5th Annual Canstruction® Competition join together to celebrate the winning structures. The structures remain on exhibit through April 12.
April 11 - Architecture In the Schools Exhibit Opening
6:30-8:00p, at Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington. Volunteer architects work closely with teachers and students to integrate architecture into the curriculum and produce captivating projects. Come see an exhibition of their work. The exhibit will remain on display at the Mall after the opening. This program is organized by the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter Architecture in the Schools Committee and the Washington Architectural Foundation.
April 12 - How To Work With An Architect Workshop
10:00-11:30a, at the Chapter House, 205 South Patrick Street, Alexandria. This workshop helps potential clients realize how architects can help them plan a new home, addition or renovation. Topics include how to find an architect, how to communicate client needs and ideas and what to expect during the design and construction phase. Presented by Michael Nawrocki, AIA, with Nawrocki Architects in McLean. The event is free, but registration is required. For registration, e-mail email@example.com.
April 13 - Walking Tour of Historic Old Town Alexandria
Walking tour will cover the history of Old Town Alexandria as reflected through its architecture and urban design. Examples feature a full range of architectural styles from Georgian through Art Deco and the pedestrian scale of the city plan and streets will be discussed. This year's tour will also feature the historic Cromley Lofts, Virginia's first LEED silver rated sustainable condos, and portions of the proposed Parker Gray National Register historic district. Tour led by members of the AIA Northern Virginia Historic Resources Committee. 2 AIA/CES HSW LUs. Free, but registration is required. For registration, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 14 - AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting
4:30p-6:00p, at the Chapter House, 205 South Patrick Street, Alexandria. For additional information, contact the Chapter House at email@example.com.
April 16 - AIA Northern Virginia Lunch Series: Storage Solutions for Modern Workspace Environments
Noon-1:00p, at the Chapter House, 205 South Patrick Street, Alexandria. Program addresses storage issues related to commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. Participants will be able to examine the different factors that limit storage space within today’s workspace environments; compare the storage capacity and costs of different storage equipment solutions; understand the concept and benefits of high-density storage solutions for businesses and institutions; discuss design considerations for your building plans; address how high-density mobile storage systems can assist projects in earning points towards the various LEED rating system certification levels; and illustrate a variety of high-density mobile shelving storage system solution applications. Presentation provided by Montel, Inc. 1 AIA/CES LU. Please e-mail your registration request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 17 - Philip Johnson: Architecture as Art, at The Kreeger Museum
6:30p-8:30p, members of AIA and their guests are invited to join Dr. Erich Keel, Head of Education, for a wine and cheese reception, talk and walk-through of the exhibition, Philip Johnson: Architecture as Art, on view at The Kreeger Museum March 15 - July 31, 2008. The museum is 2401 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007. The AIA Northern Virginia Chapter is co-sponsoring this event with the Kreeger Museum and offering 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units. Tickets are $30 and expected to sell out quickly. For reservations, call (202) 338-3552. See the article above for more information.
April 26 - Seneca Quarry Hike + Tour
10:00a, begins at Riley’s Lockhouse adjacent to the Seneca Aqueduct. The Seneca quarries are the second oldest building stone quarries in the Potomac Valley with documented use beginning in 1790 and continuing until 1906. Seneca sandstone was used for many well known DC landmarks. The tour will begin with the Seneca Aqueduct (1830), go to the ruins of the water-powered stone cutting shed (1874), to the oldest portions of the quarries on Bull Run (1790) and return via the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath. Hiking distance is approximately one mile. Robert Kapsch, Hon. AIA, retired National Park Service Senior Scholar in Historic Architecture and Engineering, will lead the tour. After the hike, participants can also visit the Seneca School (restored as a nineteenth century schoolhouse), the Poole Store (a general store since 1900) and the Upton Darby House (1850). Organized by the AIA Northern Virginia Historic Resources and Women in Architecture committees and the Association for Preservation Technology. 1 AIA/CES LU for the quarry tour and 1 AIA/CES LU for the Seneca School tour. $5 for AIA and APT members; $10 for non-members. For additional information and registrations, click here.