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BLAST
BLAST is an e-newsletter from AIA Northern Virginia distributed to subscribers roughly monthly. All AIA Northern Virginia Members, Sponsors, and Unassigned and Allied Professional members are automatically subscribed. Our mission is to bring awareness to architectural issues, distribute important Chapter information, and promote good design through news stories and featured projects.

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Submission Instructions for Featured Projects
Both BLAST and AIA Northern Virginia News feature projects designed by Chapter members. These may be completed, unbuilt or theoretical projects. Firms are urged to submit projects, which will generally be run on a first-come, first-served basis. Submissions should include a project description of approximately 150-250 words and two-four images. Other information to include is the project name, location and photographer credit. If it is to be featured in BLAST, you may also include a weblink if your website has more information on the project. Photos may be resized or cropped to fit the formatting and it may be necessary to edit the description. Please let us know if you wish to review any changes before publication. Projects should be emailed to aianova@aianova.org.


Back Issues
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Volume XI - 2017   

Issue 1 - January 31, 2017
      Chapter Open House
      The Memory Code
      WIA Lecture Series
      Loudoun Higher Education Center
      Sponsor: Marvin Windows + Doors

Issue 2 - February 27, 2017
      2017 Fellows
      Open House
      AIA's Federal Agenda
      Baldwin School
      Sponsor: Moseley Architects

Volume X - 2016   [+]

Issue 11 - January 15, 2016
      2016: Year Review

Issue 10 - November 29, 2016
      A Letter to the Members
      Canstruction Awards
      'Tis the Season
      Alexandria Renew

Issue 9 - October 31, 2016
      Where Do the Candidates Stand?
      Chapter Honor Awards
      Partnering with WAAC
      3001-3003 Washington Boulevard

Issue 8 - September 30, 2016
      Annual Meeting
      ELA Nominations Due
      WIA Spa Night
      Urban Exchange

Issue 7 - August 30, 2016
      Piedmont-Palladino to Helm WAAC
      New Chapter Open House
      Play Ball!
      The New Chapter House

Issue 6 - July 12, 2016
      DesignDC
      WIA Picnic
      Golf Committee Forming
      Olney Library

Issue 5 - June 20, 2016
      The Design Awards Issue

Issue 4 - May 19, 2016
      Design Awards at LMI
      Virginias Regional Reception
      DesignDC
      The New Chapter House

Issue 3 - April 8, 2016
      A New Chapter House
      Architecture Week
      Canstruction® International
      Liberty Crest

Issue 2 - March 11, 2016
      Virginia Architecture Week
      ARE Structural Systems
      BxW DC Gala
      Milleens

Issue 1 - February 8, 2016
      Ann Kosmal, FAIA
      Chapter Open House
      Floodplain Design
      Elk Run Ridge

Volume IX - 2015   [+]

Issue 11 - January 7, 2016
      2015: Year Review

Issue 10 - November 2, 2015
      ArchEx This Week
      Past Presidents Gather
      Canstruction® Build-Out
      LMI

Issue 9 - October 12, 2015
      2015 Chapter Honorees
      DESIGNArlington Awards
      WIA Charity Spa Night
      LMI

Issue 8 - August 31, 2015
      360 Mentoring
      Celebrating New Architects
      September Seminars
      American Gaming Association

Issue 7 - August 11, 2015
      Newly Licensed Architects
      Interschool Design Comptetition
      Canstruction Build-Out
      KR Pool + Guest House

Issue 6 - June 29, 2015
      Design Awards Gallery
      Architecture Lab
      Canstruction 2015
      Not Your Average Joe's

Issue 5 - June 5, 2015
      The Design Awards Issue

Issue 4 - May 5, 2015
      Design Awards Celebration
      SFx at AIA Convention
      Free Code Training
      WIA Online!
      Arlington Mills Residences

Issue 3 - April 2, 2015
      Design Awards Due 4/23
      Architecture Week
      Structural Systems
      de Laski Performing Arts

Issue 2 - March 3, 2015
      Look up!
      Review Volunteers Needed
      Annual Golf Tournament
      A Wooden House

Issue 1 - January 30, 2015
      Open House
      WIA Lectures
      ARE Prep Underway
      Arlington Mill Community Center

Volume VIII - 2014   [+]

Issue 12 - December 31, 2014
      2014: Year Review

Issue 11 - December 4, 2014
      2015 ARE Schedule
      Holiday Events
      Alexandria on WETA
      House of Lebanon

Issue 10 - October 30, 2014
      39th Annual Meeting
      New Referral Lists
      Canstruction®
      Nuclear Energy Institute

Issue 9 - September 30, 2014
      Annual Meeting
      Firm Tour + Celebration
      WIA Spa Night
      Fontaine Avenue Station

Issue 8 - August 28, 2014
      Interschool Design Competition
      360 Mentoring
      Canstruction®
      NaCl

Issue 7 - July 29, 2014
      360 Mentoring
      Canstruction
      August Tours
      The Motley Fool

Issue 6 - June 30, 2014
      The Design Awards Issue

Issue 5 - May 30, 2014
      Design Awards Venue
      AIANOVA + AFAC
      YAF Winery Tour
      HGA Office

Issue 4 - April 29, 2014
      Design Awards Celebration
      Golf Tournament May 12
      CES Opportunities
      N Laurel Park + Rec Center

Issue 3 - March 31, 2014
      Design Awards Jury
      Architecture Week
      Golf Tournament
      Provincetown Residence

Issue 2 - February 27, 2014
      Chapter Open House
      Valeria Hassett, FAIA
      WIA Lecture Series
      AU Cassell Hall

Issue 1 - January 31, 2014
      Chapter Open House
      ARE Prep
      Contract Docs Online
      North Gate Vineyard


Volume VII - 2013   [+]

Issue 12 - December 31, 2013
      2013: Year Review

Issue 11 - November 25, 2013
      DC Zoning Process
      CRAN Cocktail Party
      Resolution 2014
      Patriot Ridge

Issue 10 - November 1, 2013
      Canstruction®
      ArchEx
      Call for Issues
      Lacy Center

Issue 9 - September 30, 2013
      Annual Meeting
      Celebrating Registration
      Three for Thirty
      Tidewater College

Issue 8 - August 29, 2013
      Chapter Elections
      Quick Registration
      HDR Photography
      Salamander Resort

Issue 7 - July 30, 2013
      Discover AIA Fellowship
      DesignDC Keynotes
      Upcoming Competitions
      ram poolhaus

Issue 6 - July 2, 2013
      The Design Awards Issue

Issue 5 - May 31, 2013
      Design Awards Sold Out
      Canstruction® Rescheduled
      ARE Trivia Night
      National Academy of Sciences

Issue 4 - April 29, 2013
      Design Awards Jury
      Residential Architects Network
      EPSON Expo 2013
      Washington Region Natural Gas Utility

Issue 3 - April 1, 2013
      Design Awards Venue
      Architecture Week
      April CES Opportunities
      Thomas Edison High School

Issue 2 - February 27, 2013
      Alexandria BAR
      New Chapter Fellows
      Spring Mentoring
      Paint Branch High School

Issue 1 - January 29, 2013
      Chapter Open House
      Canstruction® 2013
      ARE Prep Kick-Off
      The Advisory Board Company


Volume VI - 2012   [+]

Issue 12 - December 31, 2012
      Year in Review

Issue 11 - November 30, 2012
      ABI Rising
      New Directory
      AIA Health Care Seminar
      Church of the Redeemer

Issue 10 - October 31, 2012
      DesignVote 2012
      Upcoming Award Programs
      NCARB Survey
      Mollie Dodd Anderson Library

Issue 9 - October 2, 2012
      Annual Meeting Oct. 23
      Golf Tournament Returns
      AIA, Yes!
      Station No. 34

Issue 8 - August 29, 2012
      A Year in a Month
      Mentoring Opportunities
      Marc Tsurumaki Juries ISDC
      Law Offices of Kaye Scholer

Issue 7 - July 27, 2012
      Mentoring Registration Open
      Torpedo Factory RFQ
      2013 Institute Honor Awards
      The Hazel River Cabin

Issue 6 - June 29, 2012
      The Design Awards Issue

Issue 5 - May 30, 2012
      Design Awards Gala June 10
      Convention Recap
      Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards
      Anacostia Senior High School

Issue 4 - May 3, 2012
      Regional Reception
      Gala Site Unviled
      ArchEx Call for Presentations
      The Mead Center

Issue 3 - March 28, 2012
      Design Awards Jury
      Buildings from the Ground Up
      Architecture Week
      GoldenEye

Issue 2 - March 6, 2012
      ARE Prep
      Canstruction® Call for Entries
      Convention Registration
      Alexandria Police Headquarters

Issue 1 - January 31, 2012
      Open House!
      Volunteer at Convention
      Call for Venue
      Loudoun County Youth Center


Volume V - 2011   [+]

Issue 11 - November 22, 2011
      New Website
      Changes to CES Reporting
      Volunteers Needed for Convention
      Burke Centre Library

Issue 10 - October 26, 2011
      Pecha Kucha Night
      Maryland Triumphs at Solar Decathlon
      532 North Washington Street

Issue 9 - August 10, 2011
      36th Annual Chapter Dinner
      Police Headquarters Tour
      1812 N Moore Street

Issue 8 - August 10, 2011
      Save the Date: Annnual Meeting Oct. 18
      Honor Awards Entries Due Aug. 26
      Belize House

Issue 7 - July 8, 2011
      The Design Awards Issue

Issue 6 - May 27, 2011
      Design Awards Gala
      Convention Call for Presentations
      Boxhead

Issue 5 - April 28, 2011
      Design Awards Entries Due
      Lumenhaus Visits Farnsworth House
      Martha Washington Library

Issue 4 - April 5, 2011
      Design Awards Gala
      Architecture Week
      Boxhead

Issue 3 - March 22, 2011
      Design Awards Jury
      Volunteer for Convention 2012
      Architecture Week
      2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard

Issue 2 - February 4, 2011
      Mentoring Event
      Free ADA Workshop
      LaGuardia Airport Control Tower

Issue 1 - January 6, 2011
      Disaster Assistance Webinars
      England Run Library


Volume IV - 2010   [+]

Issue 13 - December 1, 2010
      AIA 2011 - A Look Ahead
      AOL Company Store

Issue 12 - November 5, 2010
      Green Construction Code
      High-Performance Schools
      Richard Byrd Library

Issue 11 - October 6, 2010
      Speed Mentoring
      Annual Dinner and Honors Meeting
      Oser Residence

Issue 10 - September 8, 2010
      Annual Dinner
      CES: Green Seminar
      HITT Contracting Headquarters

Issue 9 - August 16, 2010
      Fall Pecha Kucha
      Happy Hour!
      Frederick County Animal Center

Issue 8 - July 22, 2010
      VT Lumenhaus
      Interschool Design Competition
      Gaithersburg Youth Center

Issue 7 - June 24, 2010
      The Design Awards Issue

Issue 6 - May 26, 2010
      Design Awards Gala
      Speed Mentoring
      Arlington Free Clinic

Issue 5 - May 7, 2010
      Suffragist Memorial Design
      Architecture in the Schools
      Hebrew SeniorLife

Issue 4 - April 7, 2010
      Architecture Week 2010
      TD Bank - Georgetown Branch

Issue 3 - March 18, 2010
      Peter Kuttner Leads Design Awards Jury
      2010 Design Awards Go Electronic
      Richmond Olympic Oval

Issue 2 - February 16, 2010
      Canstruction® 2010
      Open House Rescheduled
      Glenville School

Issue 1 - January 22, 2010
      Remake America
      Chapter Open House
      New Alexandria Zoning
      Community Hospital


Volume III - 2009   [+]

Issue 13 - December 15, 2009
      Sponsored by Marvin / LightStyles
      Why Volunteerism Matters
      Habitat for Humanity
      Potomacondo
Issue 12 - November 24, 2009
      Why Renew Your Membership?
      Completing 2009 Continuing Ed.
      Free Code Workshop
      Berkeley County Judicial Center

Issue 11 - October 15, 2009
      Smarter Growth
      25 Years of WIA
      Carbon Neutral House

Issue 10 - September 23, 2009
      Architects + Health Care
      Annual Dinner + Honors
      Sidwell Friends Athletic Center

Issue 9 - August 25, 2009
      Greening Our Homes
      Registered Architects in the US
      CITTA 50

Issue 8 - July 29, 2009
      Sponsored by Potomac Valley Brick
      Nominating for Honor Awards
      Stratford Hall Tour
      SVA Brooks Center

Issue 7 - July 7, 2009
      Sponsored by K3
      Finding Federal Opportunities
      ABI Update
      Shepherd University Wellness Center

Issue 6 - June 16, 2009
      The Design Awards Issue

Issue 5 - May 20, 2009
      Design Awards Gala
      Code Seminar
      Slowdog Run

Issue 4 - April 22, 2009
      Final Events of Architecture Month
      Design Awards Gala
      Educating Green Builders
      Rappahannock Regional Jail

Issue 3 - March 27, 2009
      Sponsored by BOWA Builders
      About Architecture
      Architecture Month
      YAF Belvoir Hospital Tour
      Phoenix Airport Tower

Issue 2 - February 23, 2009
      ARE Prep Series Begins
      Sustainability Workshops
      Economic Update
      Design Army

Issue 1 - January 30, 2009
      Remake America
      Chapter Open House
      New Alexandria Zoning
      Community Hospital


Volume II - 2008   [+]

Issue 15 - December 5, 2008
      AIA Knowledge Communities
      Upcoming Design Awards
      Architectural Billings Index Update
      Flynn / Harless Residence
Issue 14 - November 16, 2008
      Regional Economic Outlook
      Navigating the Economy
      AIA Compensation Report
      Honors + Elections
      Carlyle Westin Hotel +
        Jamieson Condominiums

Issue 13 - October 16, 2008
      Sponsored by Dominion Construction
      Annual Meeting
      Washington-Lee Tour
      Arkansas Duncan Avenue Apartments

Issue 12 - September 25, 2008
      New Bylaws + Annual Dinner
      About Architecture
      Hickock Cole Art Night
      NVCC Woodbridge Campus Lab

Issue 11 - September 4, 2008
      Architecture Exchange East
      WAAC Internship Fair
      Inter-School Design Competition
      Green Acres Middle School

Issue 10 - July 24, 2008
      Take Me Out to the Ballgame
      WAAC Internship Fair
      Building Code Workshop
      Parks, Recreation + Cultural Center

Issue 9 - July 24, 2008
      Fairfax County Design Awards
      Code Workshop
      Research + Scholarship Prize
      510 E Howell Avenue

Issue 8 - June 13, 2008
      The Design Awards Issue

Issue 7 - May 20, 2008
      DesignDC: Leading ReNEWal
      Design Awards Gala
      In Its Element
      The Katzen Arts Center

Issue 6 - May 5, 2008
      Eero Saarinen at the NBM
      The Power of Design
      Design Awards Jury
      Smithsonian Butterfly Pavilion

Issue 5 - April 13, 2008
      The Green Issue
      Walk the Walk
      Greening Your Office
      2008 Earth Day Events
      1812 N Moore Street

Issue 4 - March 18, 2008
      Sponsored by Aerotek
      Design Awards 2008
      Philip Johnson at the Kreeger
      New Continuing Education Requirements
      Fairfax High School

Issue 3 - February 27, 2008
      Sponsored by HSMM
      Open House 2008
      New Fellows for Northern Virginia
      Camille Kendall Academic Center

Issue 2 - February 8, 2008
      Sponsored by Horizon Builders
      Virginia Design Forum 2008
      ARE Scholarship
      2008 Compensation Study Released
      Berkeley County Judicial Center

Issue 1 - January 15, 2008
      Paying Dues Online
      National Convention 2008
      Schools Connections
      Claude Moore Recreation Center


Volume I - 2007   [+]

Issue 15 - December 7, 2007
      Sponsored by LeMay Erickson Architects
      Architectural Billings Index Update
      Business Trends + Best Practices
      The Shenandoah Retreat
Issue 14 - November 16, 2007
      The Small Firms Issue
      Small Firms Roundtable
      Small Projects Awards + Resources
      DesignDC : Call for Papers
      15th Street Residence

Issue 13 - October 27, 2007
      New AIA Contract Document Info
      Annual Dinner + Meeting Results
      YAF: Fallingwater Trip
      Firestop Systems Workshop
      Rockford Falls

Issue 12 - October 2, 2007
      The Advocacy Issue
      Architect of the Capitol
      Getting Involved
      Why Light the Night
      Washington Hebrew Congregation

Issue 11 - September 13, 2007
      Rebuilding After 9/11
      A Greener Greenbelt
      2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard

Issue 10 - August 23, 2007
      LEED for Residential
      Inter-School Design Competition
      ARE Graphics Division Review
      Cooper Carry Studio

Issue 9 - August 2, 2007
      From the Road
      Architecture in the Schools
      PBS Headquarters

Issue 8 - July 11, 2007
      The Design Awards Issue

Issue 7 - June 20, 2007
      Architect of the Capital
      2008 Metro Directory Listings
      Morven Park
      9 Forrest Street

Issue 6 - May 30, 2007
      Sponsored by Milestone Construction
      New Architects' Stamp Requirements
      Utzon's Return to Sydney
      Golf Tournament
      Snyder Residence

Issue 5 - May 9, 2007
      AIA Convention Recap
      ARE 4.0 Released
      Capital One Lecture Hall and
        Conference Center

Issue 4 - April 18, 2007
      The Green Issue
      Sponsored by Floortec Sales, Inc.
      So Fast, So Numb
      "Weeding" Out Green Products
      Shaping the Future
      Station at Potomac Yard
      CUA Residence Hall Master Plan

Issue 3 - March 27, 2007
      Sponsored by Advance Engineers/
        O'Donnell & Naccarato
      Mies van der Rohe's MLK Library
      Calem-Rubin House

Issue 2 - March 6, 2007
      AIA 150: Blueprint for America
      "Sense of Place" Exhibition
      Two New Fellows for AIA NOVA
      Finding Summer Interns
      Campsite House

Issue 1 - February 13, 2007
      Sponsored by ABC Imaging
      Introducing BLAST
      AIA NOVA Adds 1,000th Member
      The 2010 Imperative Webcast
      In Memorium: Edgar Beery, FAIA
      CUA Residence Hall Master Plan