Architecture Exchange East

ArchEx is AIA Virginia’s annual conference. This year, it takes place (mostly) virtually from Nov. 1–5, 2021. The program is curated to bring together the brightest minds and most engaging speakers to explore a broad theme.

Friday, Nov. 5 [HYBRID]

4-5 p.m.
Keynote Address: Marlon Blackwell, FAIA
 [1.0 AIA LU]
Join in person at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or online.

5:15-6:30 p.m.
Visions for Architecture

Join in person at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or online.

*** Proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus is required to attend in person. Masks will be required at all times, except while eating and drinking. ***

Register online.

Architecture Exchange East

ArchEx is AIA Virginia’s annual conference. This year, it takes place (mostly) virtually from Nov. 1–5, 2021. The program is curated to bring together the brightest minds and most engaging speakers to explore a broad theme.

Thursday, Nov. 4 [VIRTUAL]

3-5:15 p.m.
Making Space: Designing for Inclusion
 [2.0 AIA LU | HSW]
featuring Chris Downey, AIA, Magda Mostafa, Derrick Behm-Josa, and Janice Majewski.

Register online.

Architecture Exchange East

ArchEx is AIA Virginia’s annual conference. This year, it takes place (mostly) virtually from Nov. 1–5, 2021. The program is curated to bring together the brightest minds and most engaging speakers to explore a broad theme.

Wednesday, Nov. 3 [VIRTUAL]

1-2 p.m.
Keynote Address: Jonathan Moody, AIA
 [1.0 AIA LU | HSW]

2:15-3:15 p.m.
Speed Networking
 [1.0 AIA LU]
Free. Four $100 prizes will be given away to Speed Networking attendees.

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: Zena Howard, FAIA
 [1.0 AIA LU]

4:45-6 p.m.
AIA Virginia’s Annual Meeting of the Membership

Register online.

Architecture Exchange East

ArchEx is AIA Virginia’s annual conference. This year, it takes place (mostly) virtually from Nov. 1–5, 2021. The program is curated to bring together the brightest minds and most engaging speakers to explore a broad theme.

Monday, Nov. 1 [VIRTUAL]

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Women in Design @ Architecture Exchange East
 [3.5 AIA LU]
Free  with a suggested donation to AIA Virginia’s Hampton University Scholarship Fund Campaign. Donate online or text GIVE or DONATE to (202) 410-2150

4-5 p.m.
Emerging Leaders in Architecture @ Architecture Exchange East
 [1.0 AIA LU]
Free  with a suggested donation to AIA Virginia’s Hampton University Scholarship Fund Campaign. Donate online or text GIVE or DONATE to (202) 410-2150

Architecture Exchange East: The Future

DAY 3: The Future
Friday, Nov. 6

Featured Sessions
The Economic and Construction Outlook— AIA and Harvard economist Kermit Baker shares his forecast for the industry.

Construction Site Data Automation with Agile Mobile Robots — Hear from Brian Ringley with Boston Dynamics and learn about the latest advancements in robotics.

LMNts: Design Research in Practice — Design research has fueled innovation and has had a profound impact on the practice, culture, and work of LMN Architects.

Resilience and Disaster Planning — Hear lessons learned from an A&E team who quickly responded to the COVID-19 crisis to identify and implement strategies to reduce the risk of virus transmission and build overall organizational resilience at the Institute of Defense Analyses.

Register online.

All ArchEx and YAFCON programming are included with your ArchEx ticket fee.

Architecture Exchange East: The Climate Crisis

DAY 2: The Climate Crisis
Wednesday, Nov. 4

Featured Sessions
Ed Mazria — The founder of the 2030 Challenge and CEO of Architecture 2030 shares the steps designers must take right now to address the climate crisis and create lasting change.

Demystifying the 2030 Commitment: Firm Panel Discussion — Leaders from small, mid-sized and large firms share their research, best practices, and lessons learned.

Andrea Love — Hear about 2017 Young Architects Award winner Andrea Love’s groundbreaking work at Payette and the state-of-the art analytic tools used to minimize the impacts of buildings on the environment.

Register online.

All ArchEx and YAFCON programming are included with your ArchEx ticket fee.

Architecture Exchange East 2020: Design Justice and Impact

DAY 1: Design Justice and Impact
Monday, Nov. 2

Featured Sessions
Noah Scalin — ArchEx kicks off with a creative challenge from artist Noah Scalin to re-energize your imagination and creative spirit!

Ace Callwood — JEDI consultant Ace Callwood shares a roadmap for creating a sustainable DEI program in your firm.

Joel Sanders — Hear about MIXdesign — a think tank and design consultancy dedicated to creating designs that respond to the specific needs of traditionally marginalized individuals.

Riding the Vortex:  African American Women Architects in Practice — Hear the unique perspectives of the Vortex Collaborators as they reflect upon the issues facing their unique cohort.

Register online.