Tools of the Trade 2022 - Fall Session

  • Date

    Tuesday, September 13 2022-Tuesday, November 15 2022

  • Time

    Multi-day event.

  • Location

    ArtReach at THEARC

Learn to think like an architect by learning the tools of the trade!

This Fall, The Washington Architectural Foundation continues its partnership with ArtReach GW to offer Tools of the Trade.

Classes will be held at ArtReach GW’s studio at THEARC on Tuesdays from 5:30-7:00pm, September 13th through November 15th.


This class is a focus on DC architecture and an introduction to an architect's design process. Participants will be able to learn the tools of the trade: drawing, scaling and measurement, and 3D model-building.

This class will be focused on DC architecture and the contributions African American Architects have made in the nation’s capital.  In partnership with the Washington Architectural Foundation, classes are taught by design professionals working in DC.


This program is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Tools of the Trade is also made possible through the support of the Hattie M. Strong Foundation.

Closing Reception and Panel Discussion—Preventing the Next Catastrophe

How do we prevent the next catastrophe collapse? Join us for a reception and panel discussion to close our current exhibition, Catastrophic Collapse: Lessons Learned, After the Fall. Moderated by Mary Fitch, AICP, Hon. AIA, panelists will share insights about investigative engineering, code requirements and structural inspections, speculation on disaster preparedness, and more. Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explore measures to prevent catastrophic collapses
  • Identify investigating engineering techniques for catastrophic collapses
  • Describe code requirements and inspections, including special inspections for wood buildings
  • Predict disaster preparedness strategies to prevent property damage and safeguard lives

Presented by:

Moderator

Mary Fitch, AICP, Hon. AIA

Executive Director, Washington Chapter, AIA and Washington Architecture Foundation

 

Panelists

R. Scott Silvester, P.E.

Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH)

Kellie Farster, P.E.

Senior Associate, Walter P. Moore

 

Special Guest

Ernest Chrappah

Director, District Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)

Lunchtime Learning: The Science of Color and Light

  • Date

    Saturday, October 29 2022

  • Time

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Location

    Webinar

 

This is a Virtual presentation to go over and Investigate the interplay of color and also light. In the course of The science of color and light we explore the design impact of lighting, the color temperature, the color rending index and the light reflectance value, also known as, LRV. We will also explain and examine all of the characteristics of the different light sources as well as go over the impact color can achieve on an individual at your home and at your business and so much more!


Learning Objectives:

  • Investigate the interplay of color and light.
  • Learn the design impact of lighting, color temperature, color rending index and light reflectance value (LRV).
  • We will examine of the characteristics of different light sources.
  • We will examine of the characteristics of the impact on color.

Presented by:

Sarah Reynolds

Architect & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore 

Mom of 3 with 20 years of paint and coatings background.
NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) CIP Certified Coatings Inspector.
OSHA 30.


Organized by:

Benjamin Moore

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Design Your Marketing

  • Date

    Tuesday, September 27 2022

  • Time

    6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Location

    Webinar

Design Your Marketing is a series of local architects and a marketing consultant presenting an array of topics on how small firms can strategically market themselves to bolster their business presence in the local community and online. Speakers will talk about successes and failures, tips and tricks, as well as present proven strategies for marketing a small firm.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about strategic marketing strategies tailored to small architecture firms
  • Hear from local peers about their experiences with marketing
  • Weighing the pros and cons of Inhouse creation vs Outsourcing efforts for marketing content
  • Hear from different marketing perspectives on best practices and methods of reaching your audience to increase visibility

Presented by:

Moderator

Elena Romero, AICP

Founding Partner, Axis Architects

 

Panelists

Matthew Lee, AIA

Founding Principal, Lee Design Studio

Will Teass, AIA

Managing Principal, Teass | Warren Architects

Emily Hall

Partner, Charrette Venture Group

Emily leads CVG’s marketing program, with a joint focus on attracting new clients and managing the broader marketing team that serves CVG’s Investment Partners. She brings over 20 years of architectural marketing experience to CVG, with a focus on discovering a firm's authentic personality and using it to drive strategy. She served for over six years as Senior Associate and Director of Marketing and New Business Development at Union Studio Architecture & Community Design and for nine years at Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects, both architectural firms in Providence, Rhode Island that have experienced significant growth. She received an MBA from the University of Rhode Island, a Master of Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design, and a BA from Colorado College. Emily is based in Detroit, Michigan.


Organized by:

AIA|DC Small Firm Exchange


Sponsored by:

Pella Mid-Atlantic

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Rehabilitation of the Hirshhorn Museum Envelope

  • Date

    Wednesday, September 14 2022

  • Time

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Location

    Webinar

The Hirshhorn Museum, the Smithsonian’s museum of modern and contemporary art, is an iconic Modern building on the National Mall. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft as a “large piece of functional sculpture”, the circular building is defined by its monolithic cast-in-place concrete drum and aggregate concrete precast panels. Original construction deficiencies resulted in installation defects, panel distress, and poor energy performance. A unique design approach for façade rehabilitation was developed to address historic preservation, performance, and museum programming requirements. Construction on this project began in late 2020 and will be undertaken while the museum is fully occupied. The presentation will address design and construction history of the Hirshhorn; replacement of precast concrete panels on an iconic mid-century building, and the balance achieved between technical performance and historic preservation requirements; strategies for major renovation while keeping a museum open including integration of art into the construction process; and the collaborative nature of this design effort.


Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will understand the important of historic preservation considerations when correcting deficient infrastructure.
  • Attendees will explore the unusual design and construction of an iconic modern building by a master architect, Gordon Bunshaft.
  • Attendees will investigate the aesthetic requirements in matching the unusual aggregate concrete precast panels.
  • Attendees will consider the impact of complete façade replacement on the integrity of an historic building.

Presented by:

Carly Bond - Carly Bond is the Smithsonian Institution’s Historic Preservation Specialist, providing technical guidance on projects through pre-project planning, design, and construction. Ms. Bond also leads projects requiring Section 106 consultation in accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act. Ms. Bond holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Columbia University.

Al Masino - Al is the Director of Exhibitions, Design and Special Projects at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. He is primarily focused on long range institutional planning and coordination while directing the design and implementation of exhibitions, special projects and programmatic initiatives. Al also liaisons with the Smithsonian Facilities team and coordinates the impact of construction projects, capital improvements and facilities maintenance on the Museum's program and schedule.

Lauren McCunney - Ms. McCunney is an Architect/Design Manager with Smithsonian Facilities, focused on projects at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Ms. McCunney leads Smithsonian stakeholders, technical reviewers, and museum clients in collaborative design processes with A/E firms. Ms. McCunney holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington.

Kirill Pivovarov - Kirill is a Lead Designer for the HMSG Envelope Repair Project, he also manages a number of federal cultural design IDIQ contracts for CRTKL. His experience with high-profile projects and competitions has gained him national and international recognition. In addition to his design leadership role on complex projects, Kirill has a special interest in integrated design processes, sustainability, and low-carbon/zero-energy design.


Organized by:

AIA|DC Public Architects Committee

Virtual Film: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

  • Date

    Friday, September 16 2022

  • Time

    8:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Location

    Virtual

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects. Director Matt Tyranuer vividly brings to life Jacobs' 1960s showdown with ruthless construction kingpin Robert Moses over his plan to raze lower Manhattan to make way for a highway, a dramatic struggle over the very soul of the neighborhood.

 

Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer

Year: 2017

Run Time: 1 hour 33 minutes

Watch the trailer here.


Organized by:

Washington Architectural Foundation

This program is part of Summer Film Nights, a weekly film pick showcasing architecture, design, or urbanism all summer long. Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy the film on your own time!

Virtual Film: Midnight in Paris

  • Date

    Friday, September 09 2022

  • Time

    8:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Location

    Virtual

Midnight in Paris is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall have experiences there that change their lives. It's about a young man's great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from theirs would be much better. 

 

Directed by: Woody Allen

Year: 2011

Run Time: 1 hour 34 minutes

Watch the trailer here.


Organized by:

Washington Architectural Foundation

This program is part of Summer Film Nights, a weekly film pick showcasing architecture, design, or urbanism all summer long. Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy the film on your own time!

Virtual Film: Treasures of New York: Stanford White

  • Date

    Friday, September 02 2022

  • Time

    8:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Location

    Virtual

This film, part of a documentary series exploring New York's premier cultural establishments, from Lincoln Center to Green-Wood Cemetery and beyond, explores the landmark buildings and career of the man who transformed New York City during the “Gilded Age”—Stanford White—one of the most prominent American architects during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 

Directed by: Mary Lockhart

Year: 2014

Run Time: 56 minutes

Watch the trailer here.


Organized by:

Washington Architectural Foundation

This program is part of Summer Film Nights, a weekly film pick showcasing architecture, design, or urbanism all summer long. Grab some popcorn, get comfy, and enjoy the film on your own time!

Lunchtime Learning: Big Glass in Residential Windows and Doors

  • Date

    Wednesday, October 19 2022

  • Time

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Location

    Webinar

Bigger Glass trends are driven by the ever-increasing size of residential spaces. Customers and Designers are demanding impressive and boundary stretching concepts in residential home design. Oversize architectural fenestration has unique issues and requires key understanding of structural demands on the design and engineering of glass assemblies.


Learning Objectives:

  • Why fenestration products are getting bigger.
  • How different types of glass is made, from silica sand to sealed units. Identifying the basic types glass and the attributes each type.
  • How to create high performing sealed glass units for any environmental zone.
  • Defining size and weight and engineering boundaries when designing and specifying big glass. The role of international standards.
  • Considerations in handling, transportation, packaging, sequencing and delivery and the effect on cost.

Presented by:

Diane van Horn

Mid-Atlantic Architectural Territory Manager, Loewen Windows and Doors

In her role Diane is responsible for architectural specifications, project reviews, design assistance and delivering Continuing Education courses. Diane has experience in fenestration products for both residential and commercial applications. In addition, Diane is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) where she earned her Construction Document Technologist (CDT) certification and serves on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Chapter.


Organized by:

Loewen Windows and Doors

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End-of-Summer Toast

AIA|DC members, join the AIA DC Fellows Public Programs Committee and the AIA Emerging Architects Committee on Thursday, September 15, 2022, for an end-of-summer toast!


We will be taking over the outdoor courtyard* at the American Institute of Architects headquarters building from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to enjoy light refreshments and fellowship. While you’re there, learn about the planned renovation of the headquarters building and check out the Octagon House. Join us for a light-hearted social!

*In the event of inclement weather, the social will move indoors to the AIA Headquarters grand lobby.


AIA HQ follows Washington DC COVID-19 protocols. Should protocol change between now and the event the prevailing requirements at the time of the event will govern.