AIA Northern Virginia
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4 | Strategies for Safer Buildings: Re-Occupancy in the Face of COVID19 (Online)
10 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting (Online)
11 | Site Design for Health: Best Practices for Access, Land Use and Flexible Growth (Online)
12 | Architecture in Turbulent Times: Equity, Environment, Health, & Economy (Online)
12 | The National Intercultural Leadership Program (Online)
12 | Panel Discussion: Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at the University of Virginia
13 | Design Awards (Online)
13 | Designing the Future: Part VI: Multi-family Residential (Online)
21 | WIA+YAF Virtual Pop-Up Lunch (Online)
24 | James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards Call for Entries Due
24 | AIA Northern Virginia Honors Nominations Due
24 | AIA Film Challenge Submissions Due
27 | Designing the Future: Part VII: Hospitality (Online)
31 | WIA Committee Meeting (Online)

14 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting (Online)
21 | DesignDC 2020 (Online)

5 | WIA Committee Meeting (Online)
12 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting (Online)
13 | AIA Fellowship Applications Due

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Fairfax County Design Awards Call for Entries Now Open
Wednesday, July 29

Fairfax County is now accepting submissions for the James M. Scott Exceptional Design Awards. This awards program was established to celebrate and recognize superior works of architecture, site design, landscaping, and green building practices throughout the county. Submissions to our chapter’s design awards located in Fairfax County will be automatically be forwarded to the county program if so designated. Submissions may be sent by email or mail by 5:00p on Friday, August 21. Details are available on the awards webpage. [Learn More]

Architecture Billings Remain in Negative Territory, Begin to Stabilize
Thursday, July 23

Demand for design services from architecture firms began to stabilize in June, following their peak declines in April, according to a report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA) issued on July 22. AIA's Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for June was 40.0 compared to 32.0 in May. The May ABI score indicates that a significant share of architecture firms still saw their billings decline from May to June, however the share reporting declines slowed significantly. Index scores for new project inquiries and new design contracts also showed signs of stabilizing, posting scores of 49.3 and 44.0 respectively. [Learn More]

Virtual Education Summit on July 28-30
Tuesday, July 21

AIA is teaming up with Hanley Wood University for a free three-day live event. Ten innovative sessions will cover topics including restroom hygiene & post-COVID-19 planning, fire-rated glazing technology, guardrails, attack-resistant door opening solutions, roof assemblies, suspended ceilings, and more. Attend all sessions and earn up to 9 AIA LUs plus HSW credit. [Learn More]

Wednesday, July 15

Based on common foundations and a shared vision, the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the SEED Network, an outreach initiative administered by Design Corps, announce the NOMA-NAACP-SEED Design Awards for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in design, architecture, and land development diversity. Six projects will be selected through a juried process of distinguished experts and receive a $1,000 Honorarium. [Learn More]

AIA Film Challenge - Webinar to Help You Get Started
Friday, July 10

Design has the power to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today. AIA believes these stories are among the most important stories we can tell. The AIA Film Challenge is a film contest that amplifies these stories – architects partnering with communities and civic leaders to design a healthy, sustainable, just world that improves lives. The challenge is open to everyone. Use your smartphone or computer to produce a 60- to 90-second mini documentary. You could win up to $7,000! [Learn More]