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02/13/2024

And the Award Goes To…

The 2023 AIA Northern Virginia Design Awards were a resounding success!  The Chapter received more than 100 entries across seven categories, with awards presented to firms whose projects included and demonstrated a level of good design principles of the 21st Century. With four levels in each category possible, the awards recognize and celebrate the achievements AIA Northern Virginia members have...
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02/13/2024

YAF’s 2023 Golf Mentorship Event

On Sept. 28, emerging architects and designers with the NoVA YAF (Young Architects Forum) gathered with mentors and sponsors from DBIA, Nira Architects, Cawood Architects, FGMA, HDR, and MTFA Architecture at the Loudon Top Golf for a fun night at the hitting range! Each young professional met with and learned from mentors, who shared their industry and golf knowledge, all...
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Photo Credit ©️ Joshua A.W. McKenrick
02/13/2024

2023 Interschool Student Design Competition

Each September the DMV schools of architecture descend on the National Building Museum (NBM) for an 8-hour design charrette. Organized by AIA Northern Virginia, AIA Potomac Valley, AIA DC and AIA Baltimore, the 2023 Interschool Student Design Competition (ISDC) was held on Sunday, Sept. 17. It is a truly collaborative effort between not only the AIA chapters but also the...
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02/13/2024

2023 Honor Awards and Acknowledgements Announced!

On Oct. 18, members and guests of the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter gathered to hear the 2023 Honor Awards and other acknowledgements at our annual Autumn Social. The event was hosted by Sonia R. Jarboe, AIA, Chair, Honors & Nominations Committee.  Award of Honor: Manoj V. Dalaya, FAIA The Award of Honor is the Chapter’s highest award and is intended...
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02/13/2024

J.E.D.I. IRL 2023 ReCap

The Women in Architecture (WIA) Committee is proud of yet another successful year of J.E.D.I. IRL (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion In Real Life) programming. In 2020, the WIA and BBB (Beyer Blinder Belle) collaborated on the WIA Lecture Series on Diversity and Inclusion. As a follow up in 2021, these informal, off-the-record discussions explored how firms are tackling J.E.D.I. initiatives...
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02/13/2024

The Earl

Arlington, Va.Designed by WDG Clarendon West is a landmark redevelopment of the former Red Top Cab properties located between the Clarendon and historic Lyon Village neighborhoods of Arlington. The two-phase project consists of three multifamily residential buildings totaling 581,000 SF, with 600 units and 3,500 SF of retail within six-, eight- and eleven-story building masses on two non-contiguous sites. The...
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02/13/2024

Demystifying The Professional Liability Insurance Policy 

Unless you have experienced a claim, your interaction with your professional liability (“PL”) carrier may be limited to paying your premium. Insurance premiums are one of the most significant expenses A/E firms face on an annual basis, and they’re getting more costly. However, the amount that design professionals pay for errors and omissions coverage is only one of a number of important...
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02/13/2024

Purses For a Purpose Collection Drive Ends

The Women In Architecture (WIA) Committee held its second annual collection drive for gently used purses and new travel size toiletries for a local branch of Purses For a Purpose on Saturday, Nov. 4. The non-profit group collects donated purses, handbags, and backpacks and fills them with travel-sized toiletries to deliver to homeless women in select cities across the nation. Though eleven...
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Photo Credit ©️ Jaclyn Toole
02/13/2024

AIA Northern Virginia Announces 2023 Canstruction Winners

Arlington, Va. – The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANorthern Virginia), in collaboration with Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, announced the 2023Canstruction Northern Virginia Award winners at a reception held at Matchbox in the FashionCentre at Pentagon City. Architecture firms were recognized with awards for their creativedesigns and innovative use of canned goods. This annual community...
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Photo Credit ©️ Joshua A.W. McKenrick
02/13/2024

Schools Connections 2023 Mug Competition 

Each year, the Schools Connections Committee holds a scholarship competition for architecture students who are attending school in Virginia or attend an architecture school out-of-state but reside in Virginia. Cash prizes are awarded to winning students with funds coming from the Northern Virginia Chapter of the AIA, alongside matching funds from AIA National through a component matching scholarship grant program....