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Welcome to AIA Potomac Valley

A local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, working to make a better environment through architecture in the Maryland counties of Allegany, Charles, Garrett, Frederick, Montgomery, Prince Georges and Washington. 


Where We Stand: Buildings Are Infrastructure

"Designing buildings to minimize damage from such natural disasters as hurricanes matters not only for public health, safety, and welfare; it also makes complete economic sense." - AIA President Tom Vonier, FAIA

09/13/2017 | 

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That Back-to-School Feeling

Board Member Jennifer Verbeke: "AIA is not just an earned title to post at the end of your email signature. It’s actually an invitation and an opportunity to continue learning about our profession, sharpening our skills and pursuing our interests."

09/06/2017 | 

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High School Students Tour Local Firms

Three Richard Montgomery High School juniors will visit the offices of eight Potomac Valley firms this week as part of their exploration of potential careers in architecture.

08/28/2017 | 

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Upcoming events

Sep 27

Last Wednesday Lunch & Learn: IECC Energy Code Review and Masonry Compliance Options

This presentation reviews exterior envelope R-Value requirements and masonry wall compliance options in regards to the 2012 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code).


Oct 3

First Tuesday Lunch & Learn: AV & IT Connectivity in Ceilings, Walls, Floors and Tables

Today’s designs demand a variety of communications and multi-media capabilities; this course will guide architects, engineers and interior designers through the convergence of technology with building design.