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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.

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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Maryland Legislative Update - Feb 12

AIA Maryland has been working with Senator Joan Carter Conway to introduce Senate Bill 1020 - Procurement - Architectural Services and Engineering Services - Reciprocal Preference.

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Upcoming events

Feb 28

UMD Spring 2018 Lecture Series: Work + Life: 13 Years of Practice at Wheeler Kearns Architects

Thirty (30) years ago, Wheeler Kearns was created on the philosophy of a “collective practice.” Chris-Annmarie Spencer, AIA, NOMA, 2017 AIA National Young Architect, shares insights in the 2018 Craig and Mimi Spangler Lecture.

Mar 3

STEP Into the Sun: Solar Training for Design Professionals

Demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is at an all-time high. As more individuals and businesses decide to go solar, a new national training course is helping architects and engineers grab their market share of this increasingly demanded technology.