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:

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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!

Last EAC Meeting of the year at @HickokCole tomorrow, Dec. 14

Tomorrow night (Wednesday, Dec. 14) will be the last monthly meeting of the Emerging Architects Committee for 2016.  The meeting will be held at 6.30 pm at the offices of Hickok Cole Architects. We’ll wrap up the year and talk about what’s to come (new officers, new members, and new plans) for 2017.

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6.30-8.00pm
WHERE: Hickok Cole Architects, 1023 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

 

EAC Monthly Meeting at @HickokCole tonight, Oct. 12

This month’s Emerging Architects Committee monthly meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at 6.30 pm at the offices of Hickok Cole Architects. We’ll hear updates on the status of this year’s edition of the RE-Form Design Competition, and will discuss planning for the remainder of the year as well as what’s in store for 2017.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6.30-8.00pm
WHERE: Hickok Cole Architects, 1023 31st Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

@AIAYAF and AIA National Associates Committee Seek Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

The AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) and the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC) would like to formally open the call for applications for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director position for each of these committees.

Jump to the 2017 – 2019 YAF Mid-Atlantic Regional Director position. Jump to the National Associates Committee 2017-2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Associate Director Position

Each of these positions is a 2-year appointment and will commence January 2017 and terminate December 2018. Applicants applying for the YAF must be an architect within their first 10 years of licensure. Applicants applying for the NAC should not be licensed architects at the time of submission. All Applicants must be AIA or Assoc. AIA members. Further information about each of these positions can be found on the following pages. Deadline to submit is October 31, 2017; 11:59pm.

2017 – 2019 YAF Mid-Atlantic Regional Director

Overview:
The AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) is the voice of recently licensed architects, and the catalist for progress within the Institute. As the future of architecture, we are the professionals who use 21st century design skills to respond to both today and tomorrow’s issues and change the way people work, live, and play. In 2017, the YAF is celebrating its 25th year as a Committee within AIA National and has the following three overriding values:

  • LEADERSHIP is the practice of actively engaging recently licensed Architects to affect positive change for the betterment of other members, their firms, their communities, and the Institute overall.
  • MENTORSHIP is the developmental partnership through which a seasoned Architect (mentor) shares knowledge, skills, information and perspective with an Intern Architect or a recently licensed Architect (mentee) in order to develop specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the mentee’s professional and personal growth.
  • FELLOWSHIP is the condition of sharing similar interests, ideals, or experiences with other recently licensed Architects or more experienced Architects in a congenial, collegial atmosphere on equal terms.

The Young Architect Regional Director (YARD) is the primary connection between local AIA chapters and the national YAF Advisory Committee (AdCom). The YAF Regional Director will keep communication flowing between these groups by:

  • Maintaining quarterly communication with all YAF chapters/EP Committees within his or her designated region.
  • Serve as a conduit between local YAF chapters and the AdCom.
  • Disseminating information to and collecting information from local chapters as requested.
  • Submitting a regional report as requested.
  • Participating in YAF Focus Group led by AdCom.

As the regional director, AIA National covers your costs for travel, food, and lodging for the YAF/NAC Annual Meeting. Additionally, you are provided a stipend by AIA Mid-Atlantic to cover registration, travel, food, and lodging costs associated with AIA Grassroots, and AIA Convention. Any other costs associated with travel or other conferences are to be covered by the delegate.

This is a tremendous opportunity to take on a larger leadership role within the AIA. You will grow your network with the YAF, AIA, and the College of Fellows both regionally and nationally. Through national committee appointments, this rewarding experience will allow you to be actively engaged in shaping the future of the profession.

Mandatory Attendance Each Year:

  • YAF/NAC Transition Meeting, Location TBD (2 days) – February
  • AIA Grassroots, Washington, DC – March 8 – 10, 2017
  • AIA Convention, Orlando, FL – April 27 – 29, 2017
  • Design DC Regional Conference, Washington, DC – September (encouraged)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting – October (1/2 day)
  • YAF Monthly Conference Calls (1 hour each)
  • Attending regional YAF Chapter and EP Committee Meetings and Programs (encouraged)

Required Application Material:

  • Licensed Architect – Applicants must be a licensed architect with no more than 10 years of registration. Provide date/state of first registration.
  • AIA Membership – Applicants must be a member in good standing within the AIA Mid-Atlantic Region (AIA|DC, AIA Delaware, AIA Maryland, AIA Baltimore, AIA Potomac Valley, AIA Chesapeake Bay). Provide AIA member number.
  • Letter of Nomination/Letter of Interest – Applicants may be nominated by others or be self-nominated. The author of the nomination letter should ideally be familiar with the YAF and understands the leadership qualities of the applicant. Limit one-page.
  • Letter of Recommendation – Each application must include one letter of recommendation. Limit one-page.
  • Personal Resume – Including applicant’s education, employment history, organizations or activity involvement, and honors and awards. Resumes are preferred to be no more than two pages. (It is NOT in the best interest of the applicant to simply submit a 1-page firm resume with project experience)

Deadline:
Complete Applications must be submitted as a single PDF to Ryan McEnroe
(ryan.t.mcenroe[at]gmail[dot]com) by 11:59pm on Monday, October 31, 2016.

National Associates Committee 2017-2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Associate Director Position
The National Associates Committee (NAC) is dedicated to serving Associate members of the AIA in the advancement of their careers.

Vision Statement
By promoting excellence, providing information and leadership, fostering inclusiveness, and encouraging individual, community, and professional development, the NAC will integrate the growing Associates community of the profession into a strong voice within the Institute.

The NAC aspires to be the catalyst for progress within the Institute and the profession:

  • We ENGAGE by becoming agents of change
  • We INNOVATE by challenging the status quo
  • We CONNECT by representing our diverse membership
  • We LEAD by example, promoting mentorship, fellowship, licensure, advocacy, and service

The NAC believes its work serves to make AIA membership meaningful to Associates through services that effectively anticipate, meet, and exceed their needs.

Overview
The Regional Associate Director (RAD) works with their counterparts, the YARDs, AIAS Quad Directors, Architect Licensing Advisors, and AIA Regional Directors across their Regions. RADs are responsible for gathering information about issues facing Associates within their Regions and disseminating information about national/regional activities and resources for use at the local level. Of equal importance, RADs serve as a vital link between Associates and the national organization.

While RADs roles and responsibilities vary Region to Region widely, NAC-related roles and responsibilities are expanded in the Appendix of this Handbook. RADs are the key to vertical communication, connecting Associate leaders at all levels of the Institute. RADs are also encouraged to work on various issues important to them and their regions through the NAC work groups.

As the regional director, AIA National will cover your costs for travel, food, and lodging for the YAF/NAC Annual Meeting. Additionally, you are provided with up to a $1,000 stipend by AIA Mid-Atlantic Regional Council to cover registration, travel, food, and lodging costs associated with AIA Grassroots and the AIA Convention. Any other costs associated with travel or other conferences are to be covered by the delegate.

This is a tremendous opportunity to take on a larger leadership role within the AIA. You will grow your network with the NAC, YAF, and the AIA both regionally and nationally. Through national committee appointments, this rewarding experience will allow you to be actively engaged in shaping the future of the profession.

Event Attendance Each Year

  • YAF/NAC Annual Meeting, Location TBD – 2 days – February (Mandatory)
  • AIA Grassroots, Washington, DC – March 8 – 10, 2017
  • AIA Convention, Orlando, FL – April 27 – 29, 2017
  • Design DC Regional Conference, Washington, DC – 3 days
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, Location TBD – Fall – Half day
  • NAC Full Committee Quarterly Conference Calls – 1 hour each
  • NAC Taskforce Conference Calls – 1 hour each/frequency TBD
  • Attending regional Emerging Professional Committee Meetings and Programs Is highly encouraged

Required Application Material

  • AIA Membership – Applicant must be an Associate AIA member in good standing within the AIA Mid-Atlantic Region (AIA|DC, AIA Delaware, AIA Maryland, AIA Baltimore, AIA Potomac Valley, AIA Chesapeake Bay) and not be licensed at the time of submission.
  • Letter of Nomination/Letter of Interest – Applicant may be nominated by others or be self-nominated. The author of the nomination letter should ideally be familiar with the NAC and understand the leadership qualities of the applicant. Limit one-page.
  • Letter of Recommendation – Each application must include one letter of recommendation. The author of the recommendation letter is encouraged to be an AIA Leader. Limit one-page.
  • Personal Resume – Applicant should education, employment history, organizations or activity involvement, honors, and awards. Resumes are preferred to be no more than two pages. (It is NOT in the best interest of the applicant to simply submit a 1-page firm resume with project experience)

Deadline
Completed applications must be submitted as a single PDF to Yiselle Santos, Assoc. AIA (yiselle.santos[at]gmail[dot]com) by 11:59pm on Monday, October 31, 2016.

EAC Tour of Fallingwater, Oct. 29

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Fallingwater, by Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Register now for AIA Leadership Institute, Nov. 18

The AIA Leadership Institute is a program of the
AIA CENTER FOR CIVIC LEADERSHIP

“The vision of the Leadership Institute is to provide leadership education for architects and emerging professional to empower AIA members towards becoming effective leaders within their firms and within the communities they serve.”

WHEN: NOVEMBER 18, 2016

REGISTRATION

Register by November 4 to attend this event at one of five in-person venues or watch the live broadcast from any location.

Take advantage of early bird rates through September 19:

  • Members: $120 (through September 19); $150 (after September 19)
  • everyone else: $160 (through September 19); $190 (after September 19)
  • Students: $25

REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION

Upon registering for the Leadership Institute, your payment will be processed within one to two business days. Once your registration is processed, you will receive a registration confirmation. If you do not receive a registration confirmation, please contact AIA Meetings or call (800) 242-3837 x7598.  To ensure you receive the necessary conference materials (registration confirmations, conference updates, advance and final attendee rosters, etc.) please WHITELIST aia.org in your email program.

If you experience difficulties with online registration, please contact:
AIA Meetings via email at register@aia.org or via phone at (800) 242-3837 x7598

If you have general Institute questions, please contact:
Kimberly Yoho via email at kyoho@aia.org or via phone at (800) 242-3837 x7451

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please fax or email your cancellation requests to (202) 639-7624 or register@aia.org no later than Friday, November 4, 2016. A $25.00 cancellation fee will apply to all cancellations.

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We believe leadership education should be accessible for all architects and emerging professionals alike. Therefore this new model from the AIA is both technology and member driven, with the core idea of bringing many together to participate in a shared learning experience. While leadership training is not new, the delivery of the content is, and will provide participants an unprecedented chance to connect across time zones through our national and regional venues. We will leverage technology to participate in a national discussion on leadership in architecture.

Please refer to the AIA Leadership Institute website for more information and the address to your selected destination.

Website

For additional information regarding this conference, visit the AIA Leadership Institute website.

SPECIAL NEEDS

The AIA is committed to making meetings and conferences accessible to all to the degree reasonably possible. Please notify us at the time of registration if you have special accessibility needs or specific dietary requirements. Contact Sharia Barksdale at shariabarksdale@aia.org or via phone at (202) 626-7382 if special arrangements are required.

Virtual Attendees

Instructions on how to access the live event will be sent to you one week prior to the event. The advance attendee roster will be sent via email one week prior to the conference.

Thank you, and we look forward to an amazing Institute experience.

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.

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.