Architecture Week 2014Runs from April 6-12
Architecture Week is held every April as part of the AIA's nationwide celebration. AIA chapters all over the country offer a variety of lectures, tours and activities geared towards architects, faculty, students and the public alike during this week. AIA Northern Virginia is pleased to offer the following activities as part of Architecture Week 2014. All events are offered free of charge and the public is welcome to participate.
Dress for Success Clothing Drive
April 7-11, at various drop-off locations
Our Women in Architecture Committee is holding a clothing drive to collect professional attire to donate to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged women. In the past few years WIA has collected over 1,000 donations including suits, skirts, jackets, slacks, dresses and shoes to help local women successfully enter the workforce. Between April 7 and 11, please bring your gently used professional attire, including suits, skirts, jackets, slacks, dresses and shoes, to the designated drop-off locations. Please click here for drop-off locations.
Walking Tour of Historic Old Town Alexandria
Sunday, April 6, 1:00-3:00p
The tour covers the history of Alexandria as reflected through its architecture and urban design, highlighting examples from Georgian to Art Deco. The tour will be led by members of our Historic Resources Committee. 2 AIA HSW LUs. The tour is free, but space is limited and registration is required here.
Tour of The Madison - CANCELLED
1111 Belle Pre Way, Alexandria 22314. Located on the north side of Madison Street, between North Henry and North Fayette streets in Alexandria. Short walking distance from the Braddock Road Metro Station.
The Madison is a transit oriented community designed to complement the surrounding residential neighborhood. The contemporary use of texture, color and scale throughout the project create the appearance of several smaller, distinct entities. The residential faÇade is stepped back from the retail creating a vibrant streetscape and enhancing the pedestrian experience. The Madison includes a variety of open floor plans, outdoor living spaces and innovative amenities.
Design Awards Exhibit and Lecture
Thursday, April 10, 5:30-8:00p
At Virginia Tech's Washington Alexandria Architecture Center, 601 Prince Street, Alexandria 22314.
The evening features an exhibit of award-winning projects designed by local architects with a lecture focusing on the Mission Training Complex at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, a 2013 Award of Excellence winner, presented by team members Stephen Wakeman, Associate AIA and Derrick Steltzer, Associate AIA, with Jacobs. Organized by the Schools Connections Committee, there will be a reception and an opportunity to see Virginia Tech's new studio building. 1 AIA HSW LU. The event is free and registration is not necessary.
Please contact the Chapter House if you have ideas for future events or are interested in joining the Architecture Week committee.