AIA Richmond’s 18th Annual Golf Social

Join us for AIA Richmond’s 18th Annual Golf Social!

10:00 AM • Registration, driving range & putting greens open
11:30 AM • Shotgun Start 5:00- 6:30 PM • Cocktail Party & Prizes

Don’t miss this opportunity to build relationships with members of the A/C/E community.

Never played golf? No problem! Beginners are welcomed.

Registration Fees:
AIA/Assoc. AIA Member Under 30 (by 10/18/21): $50
AIA/Assoc. AIA Member: $120
Allied Member: $130
Non-Member: $140

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Engineering Insider Information to Enhance Your Concept Plans

This course will identify key site constraints that are often overlooked during the conceptual design phases of a projects yet are critical to the layout and density of a site. Participants will be able to identify these “blind spots” and adjust their conceptual site plans accordingly.

Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW

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Let’s Get You Licensed: Amber Book

With the Amber Book video series he’s created (see a sample here), Michael Ermann, AIA, has helped 12,000 emerging professionals study for the ARE. He was the first person in the nation to pass all six ARE 5.0 divisions, and has taught intensive three-day courses at AIA New York, AIA Miami, AIA Dallas, AIA Houston, AIA Raleigh, AIA Northern Virginia, AIA New Orleans, AIA New Mexico, AIA Alaska, and AIA Washington DC.

The small portion of the course he’s posted on YouTube has more than 6 million views and more than 30,000 subscribers. In 2019 AIA Virginia gave him its Award for Distinguished Achievement for his live’s work as an educator. It also recognized his book, Architectural Acoustics Illustrated (Wiley, 2015) with its Prize for Design Research (it was the second time he won this research award). Michael is a full tenured professor at Virginia Tech where he’s taught design studio, building systems, materials & methods of construction, and advanced architectural acoustics for 20 years (including many of you in the Richmond area). He’s pretty sure he knows more about this test and how people study for it than anyone in the world.

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Designing for a Healthy Environment and Managing Generational Shift

Join us for an in-depth look at designing for safer and more sanitary environments, specific to global health and the intersection of ongoing generational shifts. This includes direct impacts to the built environment in terms of generational needs, a deep dive into specific design sectors, and addressing the cultural psyche related to healthy spaces.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how solid surface & quartz improves safety, hygiene, and sanitary design considerations.
  • Understand how generations are shifting and how it impacts needs and expectations on the built environment.
  • Identify specific design problems in healthcare, food services, retail, education, and other sectors.
  • Identify best practices for using solid surface and quartz in the building types above.

Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW

Register online.

Presented in collaboration with C.H. Briggs.

YAF Chat | Blanchard’s Coffee : Designing the Client’s Vision

Join us for a ‘coffee hour’ discussion with Seth Bauserman of Blanchard’s Coffee and Jessie Gemmer of Fultz & Singh Architects. This casual chat over some delicious Blanchard’s coffee will aim to articulate the client’s perspective towards the design process. Blanchard’s has opened three new café locations in the past two years and will share their experience of getting from start to finish on three very unique locations, while maintaining their quality of brand.

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Enduring Beauty: High Performance Open Jointed Cladding Systems

This course encourages participants to think outside the box and consider using polymer cladding as a material to create aesthetic, enduring, and moisture resistant rainscreens that will better protect buildings and its occupants.

We will discuss other more commonly used products and the issues faced with each. We will also consider life cycle costs of various cladding options, including polymer. Finally, participants will leave with a thorough understanding of how to install polymer extrusions as cladding. We will explore doing so on different substrates, detailing around openings, transitions between differing cladding materials and how to handle joints between cladding components with the goal of using polymer to promote health, safety, and welfare of both people and the environment.

Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW

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Optimized Acoustics

Complying with the more stringent acoustic performance criteria in the standards, guidelines, and building rating systems has become more challenging in today’s predominantly larger and more open commercial interiors. This is in part due to trends towards more reflective floor materials, fewer walls, and an abundance of glass. Higher amounts of sound absorption are required to limit reverberation, increase speech intelligibility and prevent widespread noise disturbances. This presentation will educate designers on achieving the required amount of noise control using high-performance, modular, acoustic ceilings. In locations where transmission of noise from one room into another needs to be prevented, the use of ceilings alone as sound blockers, for example when the demising wall stops at the ceiling level, no longer complies with the standards, guidelines and rating systems. This presentation will educate designers on blocking sound using walls and lightweight plenum barriers so that their designs comply not only with user expectations, but also the higher sound isolation criteria in the acoustics standards and guidelines.

Earn 1.0 AIA LU | HSW

Register online.

Presented in collaboration with Rockfon.