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!

Emerging Professional Exhibit 2016 @AIANational

The AIA’s new Emerging Professional Exhibit honors the most creative new projects from architecture’s rising generation.  The exhibit theme, “It Takes a Community,” highlights how collaboration and community engagement improve the design process for greater positive public impact.  The selected projects provide design solutions for affordable housing, shelters for homeless, schools for special needs children, reducing energy and water consumption, earthquake mitigation, along with many other issues facing communities around the world. Selections were chosen by a jury based on the quality of their graphical and written elements, as well as their relationship to this year’s theme. To preview this exhibit and get more information click here.

The exhibit will be on display at AIA National Headquarters through September 2, 2016.

WHERE: AIA National Headquarters, Second Floor Gallery – 1735 New York Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
WHEN: The exhibit is open to the public 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday until September 2, 2016.

The jurors for the 2016 Exhibit were Ben Crawford, AIA; Venesa Alicea, AIA; and Hafsa Burt, AIA.

Monthly Meeting at @HickokCole July 13

This month’s Emerging Architects Committee monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 13 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 and planning for the rest of the year.

Ryan McEnroe, who serves on the Young Architects Forum (YAF)’s Mid-Atlantic board, sent in a mid-year report (PDF) from the YAF, noting these highlights:

1. The planning for the Leadership Institute 2016 is well underway and we are looking to have a great lineup of speakers for the day. Registration for the event should be opening up within the month. We hope to see a number of you there!
2. The call for proposals for AIA Convention 2017 in Orlando is due this Friday, July 15th

Joint Networking Event with DCBIA Young Leaders, July 12

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In a city like Washington DC – small in size, yet hugely expansive in growth – it’s great to get to know your peers and who is at the front line of your industry’s thought leadership! For the first time ever, the AIA|DC Emerging Architect’s Committee and the recently re-branded DCBIA Young Leaders group are coming together in this exciting joint networking event to celebrate emerging professional through one of DC’s signature attributes – the rooftop beer garden!

Hosted at DC’s beautiful new Takoda restaurant and bar, this mid-summer bash brings together young leaders from across the design, construction, and real estate professions who are involved in a number of the most active committees in the area! Come network and get to know what these groups are up to and how you can connect, get involved. Open bar and appetizers provided!

WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar
WHERE: TAKODA Restaurant & Beer Garden – 715 Florida Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20001 –View Map
PRICE: $35 for members / $55 for non-members. Registration required via Eventbrite.

Sip & Sketch with Moleskine, June 28

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We’re back with a mid-summer edition of Sip & Sketch with Moleskine! Join us tomorrow night for an evening of drawing with a side of drinking at Moleskine’s fabulous Georgetown space.

The Moleskine store in Georgetown recently reopened its doors to a newly designed and expanded store. Admission includes light appetizers, wine, a 20% store discount during the event, and a raffle ticket for some great Moleskine prizes. The event will also feature a guest artist who will personalize any purchased merchandise. Architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and all other creative professionals are encouraged to attend.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Moleskine Georgetown, 3029 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007
PRICE: $10 for students, Assoc. AIA, AIA & DAC members; $15 for non-members. Registration required via AIA|DC.

Organized by AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee with generous support from Moleskine