5 Favorites Friday

1. If the state of the nation makes you want to do something (but you just don’t know what):

 

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Our fourth mentoring workshop is coming up next week! Aimee Custis, deputy director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, will be joining us to discuss real-world examples from her work in advocacy. Aimee will break down the steps you can take to reach the right audience and effectively use your resources to create the change you’d like to see at the local, regional, and national levels. Register today!


2. Hurricane season has you really concerned about Latin America but you don’t know how to give back.


3. Because talking to structural engineers gets you really excited! (Really!)

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We are planning our second joint construction tour of the new International Spy Museum with the structural engineering young members group (SEAMW-YMG)! The tour is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17th and they always sell out fast! Make sure to register early for this one!


4. If you need a little bit of inspo to get to work on a Friday:

“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will, through work, bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art idea’.”

-Chuck Close, American artist who achieved fame as a photorealist through massive-scale portraits


5. You’re feeling like you should be volunteering more often in general…

Join Teass Warren Architects and the Washington Architectural Foundation at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to celebrate National Public Lands Day! Volunteers will assist with the removal of cut lotus from the park’s ponds as well as a variety of other park improvement projects including transplanting perennials, removing invasive species, and picking up litter.

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5 Favorites Friday

1. If you feel like you could use a bit of creative inspiration:

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The fourth annual Thesis Showcase will take place on September 12th! Come check out a curated selection of thesis projects and take advantage of the opportunity for practitioners to view a sample of the work emerging from architecture schools. Register here!


2. You know that it’s about time to start to give back and helping to solve world hunger appeals to you.


3. Because you would love the opportunity to take over this blog:

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Our September meeting is scheduled for Wednesday the 6th, which is important to note because it’s a week earlier than usual! Come help us brain storm about what 2018 should look like with the EAC!


4. You didn’t get enough time to socialize at our event because you were so excited about the food…

USGBC National Capital Region’s Emerging Professionals is hosting an end of summer social on September 18th! Come join a host of other professionals interested in sustainability and take advantage of the Wunder Garten’s awesome beer selection!


5. Because we’re feeling a little nostalgic about that rooftop last week…

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Thanks again to everyone who was able to attend our Summer Networking Bash! We’re looking forward to more events like it in the future!

5 Favorites Friday

1. If that last peer review has you thinking about starting your own firm:

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Our third mentoring session of the #ArchitectUp series will be kicking off Tuesday July 25th! This month we are featuring a panel of three architects that are heavily involved in the business side of things to help get you thinking about the business know-how the architecture world requires. Register today!


2. If you want to spend some time looking up this weekend.


3. If you’d like to stop hearing people remind you to network and finally DO SOMETHING about it:

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We’re hosting the second annual Summer Networking Bash on the Dock 79 rooftop, just behind Nats stadium, on August 17th! Come chat with other young leaders from the real estate, development, and architecture industries. Plenty of food and beer to break the ice! Registration is now open!


4. You find large installation art intriguing, but BBQ even more intriguing.


5. If you’re looking for some professional advice:

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Big take away from our monthly meeting: take the AREs as soon as possible!

5 Favorites Friday

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

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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

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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

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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:

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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

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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:

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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

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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:

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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

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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:

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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.