Central Virginia AIA – March Chapter News
Greetings Central Virginia AIA. With Spring and Architecture Week just around the corner, a flurry of activity is on the horizon. Please take a moment to look at the upcoming events list, and see details below. Like us on Facebook or visit our website (see links below) to get up to date information on these and all future AIA events in Central Virginia.
UPCOMING ASSOCIATED EVENTS
March 19, 2013 High Performance Barrier Wall Systems Utilizing Insulated Metal Panels
March 20, 2013 VA Festival of the Book event, The Aesthetics of Sustainability: The Architecture of Green
March 25, 2013 Thomas Woltz, UVA Lecture Series, A School
March 26, 2013 Fontaine Ave Fire Station Tour
March 28, 2013 Charlottesville IBC Seminar
April 11- 14, 2013 Architecture Week/ Tom Tom Festival
April 23, 2013 Brown Bag Lunch City of Charlottesville Comprehensive Planning Discussion with Kathy Galvin
CENTRAL VIRGINIA CSI MEETING
High Performance Barrier Wall Systems Utilizing Insulated Metal Panels Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – Social Hour 5:30-6:30, Dinner Served at 6:30 Omni Charlottesville Hotel
235 W. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
$35.00 per person
CV-AIA members are invited to attend this program, which has been approved for one AIA HSW learning unit.
RSVP to Carter Robertson at Cathcart Construction by Monday, March 18th.
Nigel Nestor and/or Keith Spurlin
Kingspan Insulated Panels NA
• Identify the sectors for insulated metal panel barrier walls
• Describe the performance benefits of insulated metal panels used as barrier wall solutions
• Explore advantages of insulated metal panel barrier walls compared to traditional forms of construction
• Understand the barrier wall system and how it accelerates speed of build and allows greater design flexibility
• Examine the environmental impact of buildings and future expectations
This course is an overview of the advantages, and design considerations, of utilizing insulated metal panels (IMP) as barrier wall solutions as part of an overall high performance envelope strategy. In addition to providing thermal and air tightness, IMP barrier wall solutions offer complete versatility for an exterior rain screen system. This flexibility offer designers and architects unlimited choice to create energy-efficient buildings that deliver ‘signature’ architectural and aesthetic impact.
VA Festival of the Book Presentation
March 20, 2013 – Wednesday – 6:00 pm
The Aesthetics of Sustainability: The Architecture of Green
Where : City Council Chambers – 605 E Main Street
Architect Lance Hosey (formerly of Charlottesville) will discuss his book, The Shape of Green, which studies the relationship between beauty and sustainability. Hosey argues that beauty is inherent to sustainability, for how things look and feel is as important as how they are made. Discussion to be moderated by local architect Michelle Amt from William McDonough + Partners.
Thomas Woltz, UVA Lecture Series
March 25, 2013
Campbell Hall Room 153, 6pm, UVA School of Architecture
Hard Hat Construction Tour – Fontaine Ave Fire Station – City of Charlottesville
March 26, 2013 – Tuesday – 4:00 pm
Lemay Erickson Willcox Architects – Reston, VA
Where – 2420 Fontaine Ave, Charlottesville
Come see the newest facility for the City of Charlottesville’s Fire Department. Principal Architect Paul Erickson, AIA, LEED AP will discuss the design of the 3-story facility and training center. Battalion Chief Dave Hartman and Fire Chief Werner will also be on hand to describe how these new features will improve training and services.
A prominent feature of the building is the glass enclosed lobby which will display salvaged steel from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Sustainable strategies incorporated in the design include biofilters, a rainwater harvesting cistern, a geothermal heat pump system with 5 standing column wells, daylight harvesting systems and a building automation system to include demand limiting functions.
RSVP also required!
The tour is limited to 25 people. Please email to Sara Teaster at email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Note – Priority will be given to AIA members to sign up through end of day, Wednesday, March 20th. Beginning Thursday, March 21st, non-AIA members can also reserve spaces as available.
CHARLOTTESVILLE IBC SEMINAR
March 28, 2013
On March 28, 2013, the Virginia Society AIA is offering a Significant Changes to the International Building Code 2012 seminar in Charlottesville. Learn about the important changes from the 2009 edition of the code. You’ll discover the reasoning behind the changes and how they affect accessibility. Hear a summary of significant changes and discuss the intent behind each change and how it could affect designs and enforcement.
The seminar includes a book detailing each of the critical changes. Each change analysis features the affected code sections and identifies the change as newly added text, a modification of the existing language, or deleted text. Accompanying each change are detailed illustrations and concrete examples, which bring the technical jargon of the code to life in a real-world setting.
Registration is $170 and continental breakfast and lunch are included. (Non-members pay $230). The registration deadline is March 7. Register here>>
ARCHITECTURE WEEK EVENTS
April 11 – 14, 2013
Tom Tom Festival – Charlottesville
Multiple locations – see http://www.tomtomfest.com/ for more information.
In place of separate Architecture Week events, AIA Central Virginia is supporting and encouraging members to take part in the many activities of the Tom Tom Festival. Events of particular interest for AIA members are highlighted below.
Tom Talks – Where’s Charlottesville going? Austin VS Aspen VS Arlington?
April 11, 2013 –Thursday – 5:30 pm
Location: The Haven – 112 West Market Street, Charlottesville
Are we a retirement community? A playground for the wealthy? A start-up hub? Or the next Northern Virginia?
TTFF will host a provocative panel of leading academics, local businessmen, elected officials and planning officials, discussing: what makes a City ripe for start-ups? Are there downsides to growth? Are there downsides to not growing?
April 12, 2013 – Friday – 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and April 13 – Saturday – 12:00 noon
Location: City Space – 100 5th Street NE, Charlottesville
Our community’s creatives serve up pro-bono services to Charlottesville non-profits in one action packed marathon day on April 12, 2013. Taking place at CitySpace from 8am – 6pm, the event will feature teams of local designers and students working with a Non-profit to create great design products.
The day will conclude with the McGuffey Block Party and reconvenes at noon on Saturday for a special public luncheon reception to discuss the projects and honor the designers.
The 2013 Marathon is a partnership with the Tom Tom Founders Festival, AIA Central Virginia and Piedmont Council for the Arts.
Tom Talks – Innovations in Creative Placemaking, Media & Spirituality
April 14, 2013 –Sunday – 3:00 pm
Location: The Haven – 112 West Market Street, Charlottesville
Comprehensive Planning – From Vision to Place Making
April 23, 2013 – Tuesday – 12:00 noon
Brown Bag Lunch Presentation
Jefferson Madison Library (McIntire Room)
201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville
Come hear architect and Charlottesville City Councilor Kathy Galvin, AIA present on the City’s PLACE Design Task Force – its mission, opportunities and challenges. More information to follow.
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