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!

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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!

5 Things to Know About the EAC to Kick Off 2017!

1. Our members are as diverse as the profession.

So… Who exactly is the EAC?

The AIA|DC Emerging Architect Committee is a group of young professionals who seek to learn from one another and grow within the Architectural Industry. There are no membership fees, and you do not have to be an AIA member to be active in the committee. The only requirement is that you have not been licensed for 10 years or more.

To be actively involved in the committee you can be part of our amazing core team or simply join our incredible events throughout the year! Core team members strategically plan and organize our programs, while forming lasting relationship across the profession.

2. We have 4 main areas of focus:

We believe that incredible opportunities come from within our own industry, and that sharing knowledge and collaborating with one-another is the best way to succeed as a profession. Our four main areas of focus are:

  • ADVOCATE for emerging architects
  • PROVOKE and talk about the future of the profession
  • MENTOR the next generation of architects
  • OUTREACH to the community, other AIA members, and the public

3. We all join for similar reasons, but we come with different perspectives…

The majority of our members will say the same thing when you ask: “Why did you join the EAC?” They will tell you that they were new to DC. Or that they were interested in growing their professional network. Or that they believe in a larger message to shape the profession.

The perspectives and backgrounds of our members and our program participants however, are far and farther between. Our members are architects, engineers, product reps, and consultants.  Our education and backgrounds span from coast to coast. Some are licensed and others never plan to be. And we each practice in very different ways.

Come share your story at the next committee meeting!

4. We meet to plan, and we plan to meet!

Our monthly committee meetings occur on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Gensler (2020 K Street NW). Our various events however, happen throughout the year, typically on weekdays from 630-8pm, and range in locations all across the city.

Upcoming events are posted to the AIA|DC calendar one month in advance. If you are interested in learning more about events for the year, feel free to reach out to one of our executive committee members listed on the EAC webpage.

5. Events for everyone…

Our 20+ events over the course of the year are designed to connect people across all levels of experience in the profession, because lets be honest –  in architecture – there is always more to learn! From our Portfolio and Resume Building Workshops, to our Architecture Uncensored Series, to our joint Construction Tours with the Structural Engineers Association – the EAC program list is filled with exciting and educational events for all levels of experience.

We hope to see you at our next one!

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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 Awards Reception, Nov. 7

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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.

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

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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.

EAC Tour of Fallingwater, Oct. 29

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Register for this excursion via AIA|DC.

Join the AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee for a study tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater in Mill Run, Penn. Each registration includes breakfast, lunch, transportation, and your tour ticket for Fallingwater. Plus, win prizes throughout the day for activities such as a costume contest and a sketch contest!

A charter bus will pick up the group from Union Station at 6:00am on Saturday, October 29th, and a bagel breakfast will be provided. After arriving on site, we will divide into smaller groups for private tours through the home. After the tours, attendees are welcome to roam the grounds and sketch. We will then break for lunch before returning back to Union Station in Washington, DC, by 7:00pm.

Please bring snacks for the bus, money for incidentals at rest stops, sketching supplies, comfortable walking shoes, and any other personal items you may need. Be sure to be prepared for the weather, as a portion of the tour is outside and there is a 1/4 mile walk from the Visitors Center to Fallingwater.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29, 6.00am – 7.00pm
WHERE: Meet at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station
HOW: $25 for Assoc. AIA, AIA, and DAC members; $50 for non-members. Registration required via AIA|DC.

Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee

EAC #MentoringWorkshop – Leadership Through Education, Sept. 27

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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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