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VCA Recognizes Generosity of 2013 Donors

The following benefactors, through cash gifts or gifts-in-kind, supported the Virginia Center for Architecture in 2013.

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Va. Tech Bestows Excellence in Teaching Award

Lisa Tucker, PhD, AIA, receives Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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AIA, NIBS Build a Solid BRIK Portal

Ray Pentecost introduces the Building Research Information Knowledgebase.

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VSAIA Lobbies Congress Hard

On March 20, as part of the 2013 National AIA Grassroots Legislative Conference, a coordinated contingent of Virginia Society/AIA members took their message to Washington.

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Virtualization: The New Reality of Design

Now that building information modeling allows your clients to immerse themselves into yet-to-be-built spaces, it’s only a matter of time before you can add the smell of cookies baking in the kitchen.

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The Greening of America

The newly ICC-approved International Green Construction Code (which accepts ASHRAE 189.1 for compliance) is up for adoption in jurisdictions nationwide. Is it onerous or necessary? The debate begins.

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How Academia Prepares Students to Be Employed

Nicholas E. Vlattas, AIA, and Deborah Marquardt conclude that the development of valuable firm members is a balanced responsibility among academia, firms, and the emerging professionals themselves.

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Nurturing Future Leaders

Retaining and sharpening the talents of emerging professional is a key AIA priority both for firms in the present and leaders in the future.

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Virginia Senator Petersen on Sustainability

As the Virginia legislature enters its 2012 session, Inform turned to Senator J. Chapman Petersen, a democrat who represents Northern Virginia and is an ardent supporter of planned, sustainable growth in the commonwealth. Here are his responses to a handful of questions related to resource management in Virginia.

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Professional Estimators Now Have a Richmond Chapter

The American Society of Professional Estimators welcomed its 82nd chapter in 2011 with the formation of ASPE-Richmond. The organization promotes education, ethics, standards, certification, and fellowship to further the recognition of construction estimating as a profession. The chapter, which currently has about 25 members, meets the third Wednesday of each month and will host the Northeast […]

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