AIA West Virginia developed an infographic to show accomplishments for 2020 and developed a five year strategic plan.
Thank you to our sponsors!
AIA West Virginia and AIA Virginia have made a joint calendar to offer to all members from the various components any CEU’s and events offered. You can see that calendar here.
AIA West Virginia stands at the ready to serve as a resource to our members. As the architecture community — and the global community at large — move through this uncharted territory, please let us know how we can help.
The AIA has compiled the resources below to help members and firms navigate the rapidly evolving global pandemic. As new resources become available, the list will grow. Is there a resource we should add? Let us know.
Federal and State Government Resources and Updates
- Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- United States of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
- AIA Advocacy Update
- Coronavirus Tax Relief
- Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (If you experience problems applying online, call 1‐800‐659‐2955 for help)
- Governor Justice Orders Statewide
- Tips for Architects on Balancing Life while Working from Home
- Tips for Architects Working At Home During COVID-19
- 20 Tips for Working from Home
- Tips for Running More Effective Video Meetings
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
- Re-occupancy Assessment Tool – V1.0
- AIA National Telework Policy
- Online Collaboration Tools
- COVID-19 Recommended Best Practices for Construction Jobsites
- Straightforward Advice on Preserving Cash Flow
- Navigating the Economy: Architects Weather Ebb and Flow of Projects
- The AIA Foresight Report and navigating through a recession with new business models
- Small Firm Exchange
- An Architect’s Guide to Virtual Practice
- U.S. Department of Labor Employment Law Guide
- COVID-19 Strategies and Policies of the World’s Largest Companies
- Coronavirus Relief Legislation Establishes New Employee Leave Requirements
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements
- Virtual Program: Architecture Firms and Remote Work
- How Architecture Firms Are Responding to COVID-19
Practitioners across the country offer insight on the impact of the novel coronavirus on their staff, operations, and projects.
The 2020 Construction and Design EXPO is on March 25 and 26. We have a great lineup of continuing education seminars including a half day Sketch-up workshop with Michael Born. Register Here!
Want to get better at SketchUp? In this workshop you’ll learn tips and techniques from an expert that will help you use SketchUp more efficiently, and make it more fun in the process.
AIA West Virginia would like to thank the sponsors of the 2019 Excellence in Architecture Sponsors. Corporate sponsorships are a critical element of this event. Thanks to important sponsors like you, the proceeds of ticket sales can go entirely to the West Virginia Foundation for Architecture’s Scholarship Fund, which supports West Virginia’s brightest young students who have chosen to pursue a career in architecture. This year in addition to the ticket sales, our inaugural People’s Choice Award votes garnered $6,740 toward the Scholarship Fund.
We thank the following sponsors:
Corinthian Sponsor – The Thrasher Group
Ionic Sponsors – WYK Associates and ZMM Architects and Engineers
Doric Sponsors – Allegion, BBL Carlton, Brown Edwards, Central Supply, GAI Consultants, Scheeser Buckley Mayfield, The Belden Brick Company and tvsdesign
Tuscan Sponsors – Armstrong, Corbett, Peerless Block & Brick, SMBH, Inc. and Terradon Corp
AIA Sponsors – Allegheny Design Services, AIP, CAS Structural Engineering, CAWV, Crews & Associates, Formica, Harper Engineering, LaFace & McGovern, MicroCAD (EDSI), NGE, Ollsheimer & Sons, Pinnacle Environmental, Potesta and Assoc, Robert Kimball and Assoc and USI Insurance
The West Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects – AIA West Virginia – has announced the winners of the AIA’s top design awards for 2019.
Twenty-three project submissions and two submissions for craftsmanship from the Chapter were reviewed by a five-person jury headed by Xavier Vendrell, principal of Xavier Vendrell Studios in Chicago and Barcelona. He is currently a professor at the Rural Studio at Auburn University.
Four Honor Awards, four Merit Awards, three Citation Awards and one Craftsmanship Award were selected. The announcements were made during the 2019 AIA West Virginia Design Awards Gala and Scholarship Benefit, held Saturday evening, May 11, at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center.
“This event is a celebration of architecture in West Virginia,” said Adam Krason, President of AIA West Virginia. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our members to celebrate their successes with their clients, and for the chapter as a whole to celebrate design. Having Xavier Vendrell from Auburn University’s Rural Studio participate by leading our jury this year serves as a great reminder of the positive work that our profession can do to help address important issues, such as affordable housing, equity, and sustainability. ”
Proceeds from ticket sales and the People’s Choice Award votes for the evening go toward the AIA West Virginia Scholarship program, which benefits West Virginia native students working toward a degree in architecture.
Xavier Vendrell studied architecture in his native city of Barcelona, where he has been practicing architecture since 1983. His work embraces a range of scales from landscape architecture, urban design, public buildings, housing and interior design.
In 1988, his office won the competition for the Poblenou Park in the Olympic Village of Barcelona. His office was involved in several other projects for the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games.
Xavier Vendrell won the FAD Award in 1997 for the Riumar School. He has taught at the Barcelona School of Architecture (1990-1998). He was co-founder, in 1986, of A30 Edicions d’Architectura and he has written numerous articles for Spanish journals.
He founded in 1999 Xavier Vendrell Studio Chicago/Barcelona, a collaborative practice of architecture, landscape and design. His works and projects have been published in magazines and books, and presented in several exhibitions internationally and received numerous awards including several AIA awards from the AIA Chicago.
He has lectured across Europe, USA and Latin America. In August 2001, Xavier Vendrell was appointed Professor of Architecture, at School of Architecture, the College of Architecture and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. From 2002 to 2012 he has been a consultant for Rural Studio and since 2013 he is professor at Rural Studio, Auburn University.
Mary English is a licensed practicing architect and an Assistant Professor at Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. English’s research and creative work is focused on material systems and architecture pedagogy.
Emily McGlohn is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at Auburn University. Emily earned her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon. Emily’s research interests focus on energy efficiency in affordable housing.
In 2015, Chris-Annmarie Spencer received the AIA Chicago Dubin Family Young Architect Award, and in 2017 she was honored with the AIA National Young Architect Award. Most recently, Chris-Ann was among 40 accomplished and diverse individuals nominated as a 2019 Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, joining a legacy of building and strengthening the pipeline of civic leaders who will inﬂuence the future of Chicago.
Enrique Suarez is a leader of HED (Harley Ellis Devereaux) and one of its design leaders. A Principal of the firm, Enrique has dedicated his skills to serving a diverse array of Client, leading teams across the practice to advance thought leadership in architecture with a diversity of project types including workplace, retail, education, and mixed-use. As a designer, he has dedicated his energy to the notion that architectural concepts that carry the soul and essence of project design. Enrique has won over 20 design awards in his tenure with the HED, and currently serves as its Marketing Leader.
The annual AIA WV Golf Tournament was on August 13, 2013. A great time was had by all! We raised $870 for Scholarships and $440 for our ArchiPAC. Thank you to all who donated.
Thank you to our generous sponsors! See the list here.
Join AIA West Virginia for ArchiTALK with Russ Young as he shows Charleston’s architecture and talks about the life and buildings of architect Rus Warne.
Saturday June 23, from 1 to 5pm
AIA West Virginia Office 223 Hale Street, Charleston
This event is during the “Go to Hale” Festivall event and is open to the public.