5 Favorites Friday

1. If you just can’t seem to figure out how to do a Snap Chat post on Instagram:

MENTORING SESSION 2 BANNER

Our second mentoring session of the #ArchitectUp series will be kicking off Tuesday June 27th! Deane Madsen, contributor to Architect magazine, will be talking us through the benefits and opportunities of using social media as a branding and marketing tool. Check out the details and register here!

2. If you need some inspiration when it gets difficult to work with consultants.

3. When you just saw Wonder Woman and you’re feeling particularly empowered:

06052017 _CKLDP 2017 Flyer_D1 Page 001 (004)

Apply to #CKLDP17! Applications are live for the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program. If you missed the info session this past Monday, more details about the program can be found on the website. Applications are due Monday June 26th!

4. You got on a minimalist living kick and need to buy some new furniture.

5. If you’re still looking for a shot at the title:

Thesis Showcase Banner.png

Thesis showcase submissions are due next Thursday June 15th! Help bridge the gap between practicing architects and recent grads (and show off those renderings that stole all of your sleep).

5 Favorites Friday

1. Event we are excited for:

170523 Mentoring Banner

This month begins the mentoring workshop series and our theme for 2017 is Life Hacks for Architects! The goal is to highlight specific skills/topics to help provide attendees with the tools to be an even better professional. The series is shaping up to be really interesting and our first event will be a tour of the WeWork space in Crystal City followed by a round table discussion on work/life balance. Make sure to register here!

2. For all the INTJs that love reading about personality types

3. If you want to become a better leader in the profession:

Applications are live for the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program! This is a program founded by a few EAC members in honor of Christopher Kelley, an influential emerging architect from our chapter. Details about the program can be found on the website and on June 5th there will be an info session on the application process!

4. In case you’re negotiating your raise this week and need a power pose

5. Because your LEED credential is about to expire

This website is a great, free resource for CE credits that apply for both AIA HSW and LEED!

5 Favorites Friday

1. Event we are excited for:

2017_AU_banner_3

The third lecture in the Architecture Uncensored series is coming up on Tuesday April 25th! Hosted by RTKL, start time at 6:30 PM. We’re looking forward to rounding out the series with an energetic discussion on how the public perceives the role of the architect. This should be an interesting one so make sure to register here!

2. If your favorite building material is concrete

3. If you still tell your coworkers about your thesis project:

Registration is live for the 2017 Thesis Showcase! If you have an accredited architecture degree, graduated in 2015 or after, and did a thesis project then you are able to apply. Submissions are due by June 15th, 2015!

4. For all the dog lovers out there

dog park

5. Because recently politics has you a little concerned about the economy:

The National Design Services Act Survey was created to help gather data on the amount of outstanding student debt in the profession in an effort to boost support in Congress. It’s quick and you can feel good about your advocacy resolutions!

RE-Form Product Design Competition Jury Spotlight: Brian Legette

brian-legette-750-1

BRIAN LEGETTE
CEO, ZeroChroma

Brian is an accomplished entrepreneur and chief executive with a portfolio of successes orchestrating and helping others to orchestrate the start-up, growth and optimization of diverse businesses spanning multiple industries. At ZeroChroma, Brian leads a team committed to fundamental improvement through fresh, disruptive innovation.

Meet Brian, the rest of the jury, and the winners of the RE-Form Design Competition on Nov. 7 – details below:

EAC_POSTER_RE-Fom2.0_Extension_horz_fbook

Join the Emerging Architects Committee and event sponsor Price Modern as we announce the winners of our second annual RE-Form Product Design Competition. The winners will present their concepts and engage in dialogue about the design with the jury and audience.

WHEN: Monday, November 7 , 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Gensler, 2020 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
PRICE: The event is free, but registration via AIA|DC is required. Refreshments will be provided.

RE-Form Product Design Competition Jury Spotlight: Holly Martin

holly-martin

HOLLY MARTIN
Senior Associate, Unispace

Holly is an accomplished interior designer whose collaborative approach engages clients, consultants, project managers, and real estate professionals in the design and delivery of transformative workspaces. Holly’s Masters of Real Estate Management offers her a unique, business-centric perspective on design that aligns strategic, operational, and human objectives. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Virginia Tech. Holly is a recognized leader of the Washington design community, President Elect of IIDA Mid Atlantic Chapter, and an active member of corporate real estate associations.

Meet Holly, the rest of the jury, and the winners of the RE-Form Design Competition on Nov. 7 – details below:

EAC_POSTER_RE-Fom2.0_Extension_horz_fbook

Join the Emerging Architects Committee and event sponsor Price Modern as we announce the winners of our second annual RE-Form Product Design Competition. The winners will present their concepts and engage in dialogue about the design with the jury and audience.

WHEN: Monday, November 7 , 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Gensler, 2020 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
PRICE: The event is free, but registration via AIA|DC is required. Refreshments will be provided.

RE-Form Product Design Competition Jury Spotlight: Aodh O Donnell

aodh-o-donnell

AODH O DONNELL
Director of Design, Stylex

Irish-born Aodh O Donnell first gained design recognition as a student at Philadelphia University with his Armadillo chair, which won the Wilsonart Design Challenge. In 2011, he joined Stylex as its first in-house designer and authored the Robus and Ridge seating collections. Since joining Stylex, he has established an impactful design department, and now serves as its Director of Design.

Meet Aodh, the rest of the jury, and the winners of the RE-Form Design Competition on Nov. 7 – details below:

EAC_POSTER_RE-Fom2.0_Extension_horz_fbook

Join the Emerging Architects Committee and event sponsor Price Modern as we announce the winners of our second annual RE-Form Product Design Competition. The winners will present their concepts and engage in dialogue about the design with the jury and audience.

WHEN: Monday, November 7 , 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Gensler, 2020 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
PRICE: The event is free, but registration via AIA|DC is required. Refreshments will be provided.

RE-Form Design Competition Jury Spotlight: Nicole Runde

nicole-runde

NICOLE RUNDE
Product Developer, Emeco

Nicole is a Baltimore-based designer. She helps Emeco make chairs as their Product Developer. When she’s not working in furniture and consumer product design and development, Nicole likes to ride her bike and root for the O’s. She has a BFA in Furniture Design from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Meet Nicole, the rest of the jury, and the winners of the RE-Form Design Competition on Nov. 7 – details below:

EAC_POSTER_RE-Fom2.0_Extension_horz_fbook

Join the Emerging Architects Committee and event sponsor Price Modern as we announce the winners of our second annual RE-Form Product Design Competition. The winners will present their concepts and engage in dialogue about the design with the jury and audience.

WHEN: Monday, November 7 , 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Gensler, 2020 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
PRICE: The event is free, but registration via AIA|DC is required. Refreshments will be provided.

RE-Form Product Design Competition Awards Reception, Nov. 7

EAC_POSTER_RE-Fom2.0_Extension_horz_fbook

Join the Emerging Architects Committee and event sponsor Price Modern as we announce the winners of our second annual RE-Form Product Design Competition. The winners will present their concepts and engage in dialogue about the design with the jury and audience.

WHEN: Monday, November 7 , 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Gensler, 2020 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
PRICE: The event is free, but registration via AIA|DC is required. Refreshments will be provided.

About the RE-Form Product Design Awards Competition:
For the second annual RE-Form Product Design Competition, entrants were invited to RE-Skin. The brief for the competition posited that 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. This competition celebrates proposals for innovative “skins” in which humans could interact with their surrounding environments and everyday activities through the different intertwined senses.

Sponsored by: Price Modern
Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee

Need to register for the event? That’s here

Washington Humane Society’s Design for Felines, Jan. 25

designforfelines-logo

The Washington Humane Society-Washington Animal Rescue League will host its Designs for Felines: Giving Community Cats Shelter event on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at The National Press Club from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

This is a one-of-a-kind event where WHS-WARL works with everyone from local architecture firms, design teams, college groups, and even architectural networks and ask that they design, build, and donate small animal shelters (to hold 1-2 cats) that are creative, yet functional.

The shelters will be on display during the event and the top three designs will be recognized on stage during the presentation. After the event, WHS-WARL will distribute the shelters throughout DC to provide a home for its community cats, helping them to survive the harsh winter months.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: The National Press Club Ballroom, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

PARTICIPATION: Designs for Felines is a wonderful opportunity for participating architecture firms and design teams to build your portfolio and give back to the local community by becoming a participant. Participating teams will design and build outdoor shelters for DC’s community cats that will provide refuge from the season’s inclement weather. These outdoor shelters will be showcased at the one-night fundraising event at The National Press Club and then be disseminated throughout DC to WHS-WARL volunteers who provide care to local cat colonies. Any shelters that are not able to be utilized outdoors (based on the materials they are made from) will be auctioned off to guests at the end of the night to raise additional funds. Team participation fee is $150.

Team Benefits Include
  • (1) 6′ table for shelter display at the event
  • (2) event tickets for staff
  • Team name/logo on event website
  • Team name/logo included in on-site marketing materials

As a thank you for participating in Designs for Felines, we are offering participating teams a discounted ticket to encourage your entire team to attend and show their support at the event. Once your team has completed and submitted the Agreement Form, members will be able to purchase tickets for $30 per person. Promo code will be provided for ticket purchase once Agreement is received and Team Registration payment is processed.

EVENT PRICE: $40 for General Admission – includes lite bites and drinks; $70 for VIP tickets – includes entrance to the VIP Lounge with seating, lite bites and drinks, and one gift bag per ticket holder.Tickets are available through Washington Humane Society.

Additional information is available on the Designs for Felines website.

Enter RE-Form 2.0 – Deadline Extended!

reform-extension

The deadline has been extended until 11:59pm on October 21st, 2016

Submit for a chance to win:

  • A grand prize of $1,000 (courtesy of Price Modern)
  • Tour of a furniture designer’s studio (Courtesy of Emeco)
  • Select furniture pieces (courtesy of the Options Group)
  • $250 gift card (courtesy of Barbara Nolan Group)

RE-Form 2.0 – Design Competition. The RE-Form Design Competition’s main goal is to bring the different design disciplines together through an industry-wide design competition that seeks to provoke more dialogue and interaction within our design community and help widen the conversation on design. We are trying to create events that fosters cross-discipline collaboration between all design professionals.

 

This is the second year that we have partnered with Price Modern, our Ionic Sponsor, to launch this great effort in our community. Last year’s RE-Form competition launch was a great success and it was even featured on Curbed DC. The winners also had the opportunity to join Price Modern at ICFF this past spring.

Learn more about this year’s RE-Form 2.0 – Design Competition. Submit your work here