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AIA Maryland hosts SAP Training

Post-disaster Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) training provides architects, engineers, and building inspectors with the knowledge to provide evaluations of facilities and buildings in the aftermath of a disaster. AIA Maryland is hosting this nationally recognized certification training on April 21, 2018.

Get more info and register HERE.

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STEP Into the Sun: Solar Training for Design Professionals

AIA Potomac Valley and the University of Maryland School of Architecture will be hosting STEP Into the Sun: Solar Training for Design Professionals program on Saturday, March 3rd. It’s an all-day program sponsored by the Department of Energy, designed especially for architects and engineers, offering 6.5 LU/HSW and GBCI credits.

Information and Registration

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2018 AIA National Photography Competition Now Open

2018 AIA National Photography Competition Now Open;  Deadline is April 1, 2018.  To view the top fourteen award winning images from 2017 featured in Architect Magazine, please click HERE.

Call for entries for this year’s competition.  Open to all AIAS, Associate AIA and AIA members as well as architects actively registered in the United States.

To goal is to highlight the architectural treasures – large and small – in the world and showcase the photographic talent of the architect (and future architect).  The focus of each image must be of architecture; one award is for an architecture in the US, the Fuller Award.

Cash prizes from $200-$500.  Entry fees are:

AIAS                                                             $15
Associate AIA                                               $30
AIA                                                               $35
Non member; architect registered in the US   $70

Top 14 winning images will receive a set of blank note cards with the winning image and publication in selected AIA  media.

Each entry covers five images.  To learn more,.click HERE

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The 2018 Legislative Session Begins

The Maryland General Assembly convened it’s 438th session on January 10th. Follow this page to monitor the bills AIA Maryland is following and for information on the bills we support or oppose during the session. Check back often as bills are added weekly and, look for dates and times of hearings where architects will be testifying.

Also, please join us for our Advocacy Day on February 1st as we partner with Preservation Maryland for a full day of activities. Come for all or part of the day and members are encouraged to join our annual legislative luncheon (11:30am – 1pm) at the Chapter House to talk one on one with your legislators. CLICK HERE for more information and registration.

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Join Us for Advocacy Day – Feb 1st

AIA Maryland is partnering with Preservation Maryland to convene a statewide delegation of history, humanities and preservation advocates in Annapolis to let elected officials know that our state’s history is worth protecting. We will be advocating for the policies, programs and funding that makes our collective work possible!

The day starts at 10am with a briefing at the AIA Maryland Chapter House in Annapolis. Attendees make their own schedules and go to as many meetings as they like with an optional luncheon, awards ceremony and evening reception. You do not need to commit to the full day in order to participate!  REGISTER for this free event.

Details & Schedule:
Advocacy Day will begin with a briefing by Preservation Maryland at the AIA Maryland Chapter House – 86 Maryland Avenue in Annapolis. Legislative meetings will take place at the various office locations of our state legisaltors. AIA Maryland members will also spend time with legislators during their annual Legislative Luncheon at the Chapter House. The Maryland Historical Trust will host their annual Preservation Awards and an evening reception will follow in the Senate Office Building. There are many parking options in Annapolis.

  • 10AM – Legislative Briefing at AIA Maryland Chapter House
  • 11:30AM – 1PM – AIA Maryland Legislative Luncheon
  • 12PM – 5PM – Meetings with your legislators; Preservation Maryland will assist in scheduling
  • 4PM – 5:30PM – Annual Awards Ceremony – Maryland Historical Trust – Senate Office Building
  • 5:30PM – 7:30PM – Cocktail Reception – Senate Office Building

REGISTER today!

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UMD 2018 Architecture, Planning, Preservation Career Fair

March 2, 2018; 1pm-5pm

Cosponsored by the University Career Center & The President’s Promise and The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (www.arch.umd.edu), this fair is an excellent opportunity to meet University of Maryland undergraduate and graduate students seeking full-time, part-time, and internship positions in architecture, planning, historic preservation and real estate development.

Space is limited, reserve your spot today.

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