Volume 9, No. 10 - November 2, 2015
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BLAST - News and Notes from AIA Northern Virginia

Carter + Burton Architecture PLC
Elk Run Ridge, by Carter + Burton Architecture PLC (more info)
In This Issue

ArchEx This Week

Past Presidents Gather

Canstruction® Build-Out

Membership Renewal

Featured Project: Elk Run Ridge


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ArchEx Takes Place This Week
It's not too late to attend Architecture Exchange East, November 4-6 in Richmond. While online registration is closed, onsite registration will be available. Participate in AIA Virginia's Annual Meeting, be inspired by keynote presentations by Andrew Freear and David Zach, earn continuing education credits from a selection of over 80 seminars and tours, and attend the Visions for Architecture Gala. For complete ArchEx information, visit http://archex.net.

40th Annual Chapter Meeting Celebrates Past Presidents and Honor Award Recipients

 Members and guests filled Maggiano's Little Italy in Tyson's Corner on October 20th, including 3 original Charter Members and 19 Past Presidents, to celebrate our 40th Annual Chapter Meeting. President Sean E. Reilly, AIA welcomed everyone and introduced our special guest, Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, Executive Vice President/CEO of AIA Virginia. The evening featured an entertaining review of the first 20 years of the Chapter and elections for our 2016 leaders. The highlight of the event was the presentation of our Chapter Honor Awards. A list of our distinguished award recipients and our newly elected leaders is available here.

Detailed information and pictures from the event will be published in our November/December issue of AIA Northern Virginia News.
Photo © Jim Boswell

 Canstruction® Build-Out Night is at Reagan Washington National Airport on November 13

You're invited to watch and encourage our teams as they build structures entirely of canned food, which ultimately goes to the Arlington Food Assistance Center in time to stock their shelves for the holidays. We are building in Terminals B+C, Level 1, Baggage Claim Area, from 5:00p until midnight, and the exhibit is on display at the airport through November 21. [info]

Photo © John Burns, FAIA
It's Membership Renewal Time
Renew your AIA membership by December 31, 2015 and be entered automatically to win one of three prize packages to attend AIA Convention 2016 in Philadelphia. Packages include registration, airfare and hotel for two. Details are available here. You are able to pay your 2016 dues online, by phone, by mail and by a dues installment plan. Specific instructions are included with your invoice and additional information is available at www.aia.org/renew.

Refer a new member by December 31, 2015 and you could win one of six Apple Watches. Review the terms and conditions. And don't forget about 15 for 12, offering membership for the rest of 2015 with new 2016 memberships. And once again, the AIA is offering complimentary Membership for New Grads - learn more.

AIA Northern Virginia's Job Board and Resume Library
There are currently numerous job opportunities posted on our online job board. If you are looking to hire, Chapter members can post job openings free of charge and if you are job searching, please send us your resume. Firms often contact us when they are hiring and we currently have very few resumes on hand to share. [info]

Awards and Opportunities

Due November 15Emerging Leaders in Architecture Applications
Due November 16AIA Small Project Award Submittals
Due November 16DESIGNArlington Awards
November 20AIA Housing Awards
Due November 20AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards
Register by December 9AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition
Through January 3Design 2015: A Retrospective of Winning Work at The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
Due March 1Autism Speaks House to Home Prize

AIA Home Design Trends Survey

Featured Project

Elk Run Ridge
Carter + Burton Architecture, PLC
Madison County, VA

 Recently featured as one of only three U.S. house designs in Architecture Now! Vol. 10, Elk Run Ridge is an "instant heirloom" built to feature regional craft and the valued collection of a folk art dealer and a music professor.

Placed on a knoll on 100 acres of farmland, the project fits the site as naturally as nearby agrarian buildings. An elongated configuration with unified roof design features separate master and guest bedroom suites, open plan, dogtrot breezeway and porches. The design connects with the scale of the site while being functional for 2 people or 150 people for large annual reunions.

A regional response to a southern place, the design is anchored by fieldstone gravity walls and chimney while a "core" with walnut basket weave houses plumbing and storage functions. Radiant concrete floors linked to the geothermal system provide a passive and active heat sink. Overhangs protect the interior from summer sun. The zinc roof folds to become a protective shear wall. The wood, stone and concrete are brought together with hidden stainless steel connectors while SIPs and glulams allow for large open spans. A study in material expression, the house showcases built-in Nakashima shelving, vanity and furniture. A built-in grill, screen porch and entry court connect to the land in a minimalist way. FSC certified Duratherm windows, recycled glass tile and ERV units are a few sustainable tactics supplementing the handmade craft giving back to local culture. Find more information at www.carterburton.com.
Photography © Daniel Afzal



2 | Women in Architecture Committee Meeting
     6:00p, TBA. [info]

4 | High Performance Housing - Capital Area CRAN
     6:30p, DC. [info]

4-6 | Architecture Exchange East
     Richmond. [info]

5 | AIA Virginia Membership Meeting
     12:45p, Richmond. [info]

9 | Supply, Demand and Emerging Design Trends in Senior Living
     5:30p, DC. [info]

13 | Canstruction Build-Out Night
     5:00p, Arlington, through 11/21. [info]

17 | Capital Area CRAN Committee Meeting
     6:30p, DC. [info]

18 | 360 Mentoring - Moving Up
     6:15p, Arlington. [info]

19 | Women in Architecture Happy Hour
     6:00p, Fairfax. [info]

21 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Retreat
     8:30a, Arlington. [info]

22 | De-Canstruction
     8:00a, Arlington. [info]

Upcoming Dates to Note:
  December 7 - Women in Architecture Meeting + Holiday Party
  December 14 - AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting

AIA Northern Virginia Calendar  |  AIA|DC Calendar  |  AIA Potomac Valley Calendar  |  AIA Virginia Calendar  |  Branch Museum Calendar

For additional information on any of these events, please contact the Chapter House at (703) 549-9747 or aianova@aianova.org. The Chapter House is located at 205 South Patrick Street, Alexandria 22314.