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Photo Credit ©️ Gina Robinson
05/22/2024

Lunch is a Great Time to Make New Connections

Do you often eat lunch at your desk or run out just to grab a lunch to bring back to the office so that you can rush back to work? Or do you skip lunch altogether because you are on a deadline and just don’t have the time to stop for a break? On Thursday, May 2, the AIA Northern...
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Sketch Credit ©️ Shelby Pollack
05/22/2024

Sketch Workshop alongside Urban Sketchers

Architecture, history, and sketching came together once more for the third Annual Walking Sketch Tour in Old Town Alexandria. The event was hosted by the Women in Architecture Committee (WIA), in collaboration with Urban Sketchers Washington DC and the Young Architects Forum (YAF). This year, the rain added a layer of romanticism to the tour. The meeting point was at...
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Photo Credit ©️ Jilden via UnSplash
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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Photo Credit ©️ AIA NoVA WIA
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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Sketch Credit © Auman
07/27/2023

Sketches of Old Town Alexandria

From DC Urban Sketchers EventAlexandria, VA The second annual WIA Architecture Month walking & sketching historic tour event, in collaboration with Urban Sketchers Washington DC, and the first with Young Architects Forum, was a success! This judgement is measured by the number of people brought together across different fields and interests to learn more about both architecture and history, while...