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Welcome to AIA Potomac Valley

A local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, working to make a better environment through architecture in the Maryland counties of Allegany, Charles, Garrett, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince Georges and Washington.

Architects of Advocacy - How AIA members influenced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

It is important to acknowledge the influence your letters and calls to legislators across the nation had, as well as the expert guidance that the AIA’s Government Relations and Advocacy team had on the outcome of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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AIA Components in States Bordering Mexico Reject Wall on Ethical, Environmental Grounds

“AIA National strongly supports our components and chapters, whose boards of directors have tried to make sense of the administration’s requests for wall funding.” - Carl Elefante, FAIA, 2018 AIA President

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AIA Maryland Legislative Update

February 20 update on bills AIA Maryland is currently following with recent or upcoming hearings

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Before and After: 1960's Ranch Home Makeover

Before and After: A floor-to-rafters remodel by Finecraft Contractors brings a basic 1960's ranch home back to life into a custom-made masterpiece.

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From Icon to Iconographic: The Re-invention of a Landmark

Propelled by Washingtonian article, "What Should We Do with the RFK Site? It Matters More Than You Think," Grimm + Parker's Antonio Rebelo, AIA and David Stembel III, AIA share their ideas about the future of RFK and its surrounding site.

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Upcoming events

Mar 23

SPG - Tour of "Making Room - Housing for a Changing America"

Join us at the National Building Museum for a curator-led tour of this exhibit focused on the 21st-century housing needs of a changing America.


Mar 28

The Importance of Correct Sub Floor Preparation

Attendees will be educated with an understanding of why sub floor analysis, diagnosis and proper preparation are all critical in advance of installing finish floor coverings.