RE-Form Product Design Competition Deadline

Submit by October 7th 2016 for your chance to win cash prizes, tours and furniture samples!

Calling all Designers! Submit to this Competition this Fall! #pricemodern #competition #aiadcemergarch #REformDesign #REskin


About the RE-Form Product Design Awards Competition:
RE-Skin: Experiences are intrinsically composed by the tangible and intangible architecture that trigger the senses. It is through this delicate exchange of sensorial information that we create lasting impressions from space, objects and interactions. What new exchanges can we envision and suggest through meaningful design? We invite design thinkers to envision new modalities for exchange.

This competition celebrates proposals for innovative “skins” in which humans could interact with their  surrounding environments and everyday activities through the different intertwined senses. The proposed “skin”/ product could be at any scale and serve any function that the designer envisions.

Sponsored by: Price Modern

Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee

More info here:

EAC #MentoringWorkshop – Leadership Through Education, Sept. 27


Registration required via AIA|DC.

WHAT: Come join the Emerging Architects Committee for “Leadership Through Education: Learning from Teaching,” a presentation by Eric J. Jenkins, AIA, professor at the Catholic University of America, about leadership through education. The session will review ways that emerging architects can continue to learn and teach as a way to lead the profession. Attendees will learn about opportunities to engage with the community and the role they can play in education.

WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
WHERE: WDG Architecture, 1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036
HOW: Individual Sessions: $10 // Full Series (Five Sessions): $40. Registration required via AIA|DC. Participants who attend the full series will be entered into a drawing for some amazing prizes!

WHO: Eric Jenkins is a licensed architect, professor and director of the Catholic University of America School of Architecture and Planning’s Urban Practice concentration and is a former Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. His research and writing has focused on design epistemology. He is the author of two books: To Scale: One Hundred Urban Plans (Routledge, 2008) and Drawn to Design: Analyzing Architecture through Freehand Drawing (Birkhauser, 2013). He has lectured and directed workshops at national universities including Clemson, Miami University, and the University of Minnesota. He is the recipient of several teaching and design awards including 2014 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Creative Expression. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

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Register now for AIA Leadership Institute, Nov. 18


The AIA Leadership Institute is a program of the

“The vision of the Leadership Institute is to provide leadership education for architects and emerging professional to empower AIA members towards becoming effective leaders within their firms and within the communities they serve.”



Register by November 4 to attend this event at one of five in-person venues or watch the live broadcast from any location.

Take advantage of early bird rates through September 19:

  • Members: $120 (through September 19); $150 (after September 19)
  • everyone else: $160 (through September 19); $190 (after September 19)
  • Students: $25


Upon registering for the Leadership Institute, your payment will be processed within one to two business days. Once your registration is processed, you will receive a registration confirmation. If you do not receive a registration confirmation, please contact AIA Meetings or call (800) 242-3837 x7598.  To ensure you receive the necessary conference materials (registration confirmations, conference updates, advance and final attendee rosters, etc.) please WHITELIST in your email program.

If you experience difficulties with online registration, please contact:
AIA Meetings via email at or via phone at (800) 242-3837 x7598

If you have general Institute questions, please contact:
Kimberly Yoho via email at or via phone at (800) 242-3837 x7451


Please fax or email your cancellation requests to (202) 639-7624 or no later than Friday, November 4, 2016. A $25.00 cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations.

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We believe leadership education should be accessible for all architects and emerging professionals alike. Therefore this new model from the AIA is both technology and member driven, with the core idea of bringing many together to participate in a shared learning experience. While leadership training is not new, the delivery of the content is, and will provide participants an unprecedented chance to connect across time zones through our national and regional venues. We will leverage technology to participate in a national discussion on leadership in architecture.

Please refer to the AIA Leadership Institute website for more information and the address to your selected destination.


For additional information regarding this conference, visit the AIA Leadership Institute website.


The AIA is committed to making meetings and conferences accessible to all to the degree reasonably possible. Please notify us at the time of registration if you have special accessibility needs or specific dietary requirements. Contact Sharia Barksdale at or via phone at (202) 626-7382 if special arrangements are required.

Virtual Attendees

Instructions on how to access the live event will be sent to you one week prior to the event. The advance attendee roster will be sent via email one week prior to the conference.

Thank you, and we look forward to an amazing Institute experience.

EAC Announces 2016 Thesis Showcase Presenters

The Emerging Architects Committee is proud to announce the presenters for the 2016 Thesis Showcase, the third iteration of the EAC’s annual event, which highlights the best in student capstone projects.

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Join us tonight at the District Architecture Center to hear presentations from Shamaly Alexander, David Leestma, Beatriz Ortiz, and Carlos Vigo.

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 29, 6.00 – 8.00pm
WHERE: District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20004
PRICE: $10 for AIA, Assoc. AIA, and DAC members; $15 for non-members. Registration required, via AIA|DC.

2016 Thesis Showcase, Aug. 29

Join us to celebrate the 2016 Thesis Showcase presenters at the District Architecture Center on Aug. 29! Registration required, via AIA|DC.

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The AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee is proud to announce its third annual Thesis Showcase, highlighting the best in student capstone projects. Selected entrants will present their thesis work at a gala event to be held at the District Architecture Center on August 29.

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 29, 6.00 – 8.00pm
WHERE: District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20004
PRICE: $10 for AIA, Assoc. AIA, and DAC members; $15 for non-members. Registration required, via AIA|DC.

Monthly Meeting at @HickokCole, Aug. 10

This month’s Emerging Architects Committee monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 10 at 6.30 pm at the offices of Hickok Cole Architects. We’ll hear updates from our various sub-committees on progress toward upcoming events like our 2016 Thesis Showcase and this year’s edition of the RE-Form Competition, and will discuss planning for the rest of the year.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6.30-8.00pm
WHERE: Hickok Cole Architects, 1023 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

@OpenArchDC National Treasures Design Competition Deadlines EXTENDED to 8/14

The National Treasures Design Competition registration and submission deadlines have been EXTENDED to 8/14.

DC’s Resilience by Design Committee has launched the National Treasures Design Competition (NTDC) to promote urban resilience in the National Capital Region. The competition, which is open to design teams across the nation, is an ideas competition that seeks creative design strategies to mitigate climate impacts to low-lying waterfront areas of the National Mall.

Multi-disciplinary teams are asked to submit design proposals for one of three vulnerable National Mall sites: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial or the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Submissions will be judged by a panel of experts representing both the design industry and local government.

Registration and Submissions are due by Midnight EST on Sunday 8/14

Mentoring Workshop: Leading in the Public Interest, July 26

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For the Emerging Architects Committee’s fourth mentoring workshop, we will host a presentation by Lindsay Brugger, Resilient Communities Manager at the AIA and Co-Director of Open Architecture DC’s Resilience by Design Program, about leadership in Public Interest Design. The session will provide case studies, discuss area opportunities, and examine the most important aspect of public interest design: listening.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: SmithGroupJJR, 1700 New York Avenue, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20006
Price: $10 for individual sessions. Registration required via AIA|DC.

AIA Young Architects Forum Small Firms Survey

Our colleagues at the AIA Young Architects Forum are seeking insight into the working methodologies of small practices. If you work at such a firm (1-10 people), please fill out their survey!

We will all benefit from knowing more about Small Firm Models for architectural practices. Please fill out the attached AIA Sfx Small Firms Survey.  The more respondents we have, the better the information represents the patterns and variety in American Small AIA Firms (1 to 10 person firms).
Results will be made available to all participants, and all information is anonymous and is not linked in any way to individual firm identifications.
Unless your firm employs more than 10 people, please complete the form today!