1. If the state of the nation makes you want to do something (but you just don’t know what):
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!)
Image from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners/Hickok Cole Architects
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.