AIA Northern Virginia
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2019 AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Week
Walking Tour of AlexandriaFor architecture buffs, Architecture Week presents a week of activities, including tours, lectures, exhibits, and family activities planned by local architects. Architecture Week is held every April as part of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) nationwide celebration of our built environment.

AIA Northern Virginia will offer a wide variety of architecture-themed events from April 20-28, including the always popular walking tour of Old Town Alexandria, focusing on historic churches this year, an exhibit of award-winning buildings at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, and family activities including a Scrap City and scavenger hunt through Old Town.

A current list of local Architecture Week events and activities for 2019 includes:

Architecture at its Best: An Exhibit of Projects by Local Architects
April 20-28, 2019
At the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria
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Plein-Air Sketching Workshop
Saturday, April 20
Architect-led workshop offering sketching opportunities
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Building Tour: Patrick Henry PreK‐8 School & Recreation Center
Tuesday, April 23
Architect-led tour of a recently completed project in Alexandria designed by Moseley Architects
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Virtual Reality Demonstrations
Tuesday, April 23
Join local architects for a night of virtual reality demonstrations, featuring design walkthroughs, 360° photography, and more
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STEM/STEAM Program for Children
Wednesday, April 24
Children participate in science, technology, engineering, architecture and math activities at the Beatley Library in Alexandria
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On the Boards Presentation
Wednesday, April 24
Architects talk about their recent projects at Virginia Tech’s Washington Alexandria Architecture Center
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Building Tour: St. Augustine Episcopal Church
Wednesday, April 24
Architect-led tour of a transformed church in Washington, DC designed by MTFA Architecture
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Building Tour: Brambelton Library
Wednesday, April 24
Architect-led tour of this new Loudoun County Public Library designed by HGA
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Preserving our Recent Past: Conservation and the Future of Twentieth Century Buildings
Thursday, April 25
A panel discussion in conjunction with the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum in Alexandria
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Gender Equity and the Built Environment
Thursday, April 25
A panel discussion on how we can promote gender equity through the design of our built environment
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Women in Architecture Pop-Up Lunches
Friday, April 26
Celebrate Architecture Week at a WIA Pop-Up Lunch near you
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Building Tour: Legacy West End
Friday, April 26
Visit an amenity-filled apartment community designed by MTFA Architecture in the center of DC
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Architecture Scavenger Hunt for Children
Saturday, April 27
A fun self-guided activity for children and their families
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Building Tour: Gables Old Town North
Saturday, April 27
Tour an apartment complex with views of the Potomac River designed by Hord Copland Macht
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Building Tour: Oatlands Historic House and Gardens Tour
Saturday, April 27
A specialty tour focusing on the architecture at Oatlands, a 19th century plantation in Leesburg
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Scrap City – Family Activities
Saturday, April 27
Families are encouraged to stop by and help build a 'Scrap City' at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria
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Open House at Virginia Tech's Washington Alexandria Architecture Center
Saturday, April 27
Visit an architecture school and view student work on display
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Skyline Yoga
Saturday, April 27
Enjoy a free yoga class with local architects in an architecturally inspiring place
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Walking Tour: Historic Church Architecture in Alexandria
Sunday, April 28
This year's tour will focus on seven historic churches in Alexandria
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Scrap City – Family Activities
Sunday, April 28
Families are encouraged to stop by and help build a 'Scrap City' at Art House 7 in Arlington
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Call for Submissions - Travel Sketches
A juried submission of travel sketches by architects organized as part of Architecture Week.

All architects living or practicing in the Northern Virginia area are invited to submit up to 3 sketches which will be juried by professional artists from the Torpedo Factory Arts Center – Matthew Harwood and Jinchen Han.

Sketches are to be submitted in electronic format as a JPEG, in color or black & white, and with a maximum file size of 5MB for each image.

Files are to be named using the following format:

"First name_middle initial.last name_sketch number.jpg" (example: john_g.smith_01.jpg)

Submissions are to be emailed to AIA Northern Virginia at sketch@aianova.org by 5:00p on Tuesday, April 9.

Submissions after the deadline will be included in the overall show, but not eligible for inclusion in the juried competition. Award categories and the total number of awards will be determined at the discretion of the jurors.

Award-winning sketches selected by the jurors will be featured on the AIA Northern Virginia website. All submitted sketches will be retained for presentation at future chapter events as a demonstration of the artist talent of architects in our area. Sketches will not be used individually without credit to the artist and will only be used by AIA Northern Virginia for non-commercial purposes. Submission of sketches to this juried competition indicates agreement with terms as indicated.

Please contact the Chapter House if you have ideas for future events or are interested in joining the Architecture Week committee.


Torpedo Factory