AIAVT Welcomes the Following New Members this Spring:
B2 Arboriculture provides expert consulting services including Pre-construction Tree Protection Plans, Tree Inventories, Tree Risk and Tree Health Assessments, and Tree Appraisals. Its principal, Brian Beaty, is an ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist and an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and Municipal Specialist. Its base of operations is in Barnard, Vermont. Brian Beaty can be contacted at email@example.com
Sherwin Williams Paint Co. is a Cleveland, Ohio–based company in the paint and coating manufacturing industry. Heather Bourgeois
AIAVT Announces Erica Ko and Dave Mentzer as Representatives on the Energy Code Advisory Committees
AIAVT was asked by the Vermont Department of Public Service (PSD) to nominate two representatives to serve on the VT Energy Code Advisory Committees this spring. These committees are part of the input process as Vermont begins the next update to the building energy codes (Residential Building Energy Standards, or RBES, and Commercial Building Energy Standards, or CBES).
The Advisory Committees serve to provide input and technical feedback in the process of updating the code. After putting out a call for nominees, AIAVT’s Executive Committee reviewed the applications received and selected
AIAVT Board Votes to Double Annual Scholarship Awards
AIAVT’s Board of Directors recently approved an unprecedented increase in AIAVT’s Scholarship Awards for the 2022 fiscal year with the passing of the annual budget in February. The board has doubled the amounts for each of the AIAVT scholarships, increasing the total awards from $6,000 to $12,000 annually.
This increase was made possible by a generous donation of $5,000 to the Hanne M. Williams Scholar Recognition Fund for 2022 by TruexCullins, as well as the introduction of a new initiative by Pella Windows & Doors of South Burlington. The “Pella + Purpose” program kicked off earlier this
AIAVT Members Recognized by Efficiency Vermont with the Best of the Best Awards
The annual Efficiency Vermont Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative and integrated design approaches for energy efficiency in Vermont’s commercial and residential buildings, as well as partners around the state who make these projects happen. This year's winners were announced at the Better Buildings By Design Conference, which took place on April 27 and 28 in South Burlington.
AIAVT members from Vermont Integrated Architecture were the winners of the Small Renovation Award in Commercial Buiding Design &
How the AIA 2030 Commitment Aligns with Vermont’s Energy Goals
by Matt Bushey, AIA on behalf of the AIAVT COTE Committee
There are multiple policies and initiatives pertaining to energy in Vermont. While these various plans have similar goals – to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions – they each address different aspects of the fight against climate change. Our work as architects occupies a critical area where many of these plans overlap: building energy.
The AIA 2030 Commitment has targeted a 100% reduction in Energy Use Intensity by the year 2030. To understand how the 2030 Commitment aligns with the state’s energy goals, we looked at
AIAVT Affordable Housing Event Brings Together Architects and VT Towns
AIAVT Members and Volunteers Participated in a Charrette to Help VT Towns Visualize Prospective Affordable Housing Projects
AIAVT Announces the Passing of Bill Truex, FAIA
We are deeply saddened to share the news that AIAVT member, Past President, and member of the AIA College of Fellows, William H. Truex Jr., FAIA has passed away.
Bill passed away peacefully in his Burlington home on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at the age of 85.
Bill was born in Connecticut and grew up in Manchester, N.H. He attended Dartmouth College and studied architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he earned his master's degree. In Vermont, he lived in Burlington and at a camp in Grand Isle, which he transformed into a year-round home.
Bill was a founder of
AIAVT Member Kiel Moe Elevated to the AIA College of Fellows
The 2022 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 88 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. Among those selected was Kiel Moe, FAIA, a member of the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
The fellowship program was developed to elevate architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Prospective candidates must have at
AIAVT Announces Projects Selected for Affordable Housing Charrette Event
On March 25, AIAVT Members and Colleagues will Provide an Afternoon of Pro-bono Design Input on Six Affordable Housing Projects from Throughout Vermont
AIAVT Releases Statement in Response to Governor's Budget Proposal
AIAVT's Public Policy Committee issued the following position statement in response to Governor Scott's proposed $7.7 billion budget:
Welcome New Members
AIAVT is pleased to welcome the following new members to our chapter:
Matthew Bernhardt, Associate AIA
Matt joined gbA Architecture + Planning in November 2021 as a designer. Before relocating to Vermont, Matt resided in Hilton Head, SC where he spent 7 years as a designer in residential,government, military, and commercial projects. Prior to his career in architectural design Matt attended New England School of Photography, graduated, and then worked as a photojournalist for 25 years for publications such as New York Times, AP, Albuquerque Journal, and the Sarasota Herald -Tribune. While he
January 2022 Member News
Birdseye Releases Masterpiece Series Monograph: Bank Barn/ Birdseye
Birdseye building company in Richmond, VT, has announced the release of a new Masterpiece Series monograph: Bank Barn / Birdseye. This 200-page architecture coffee table book showcases their design sketches, architectural renderings, construction drawings, scale models, construction progress, and completed photography of this award-winning Woodstock residence. Learn more at http://birdseyevt.com/bank-barn-birdseye/
Pella Announces the Launch of the Pella + Purpose program, to raise funds for the AIAVT Scholarship Fund
A Message from AIAVT's New EPN Director
New EPN Director, Diem- Chi Nguyen, Shares Ideas for AIAVT's EPN Members
AIAVT Welcomes Two New Board Members for 2022
Diem-Chi Nguyen and Tom Bursey join the AIAVT Board of Directors
Update from PPC at the Opening of the Legislative Session
AIAVT's Public Policy Committee shares an overview of what to expect from the Statehouse this year.
A Letter from AIAVT's 2022 President, Matthew Bushey, AIA
Dear AIAVT Members and Friends,
As we enter a new year, I am reminded of the old adage, “The only constant in life is change.”
The past two years have certainly brought changes to our profession and to our communities. While many of us have grown accustomed to the “new normal” of living with Covid, there are still plenty of challenges we are facing associated with the pandemic. Supply chain disruptions are affecting project schedules and budgets. Labor shortages are impacting construction crews. And Covid outbreaks continue to threaten the continuity of day-to-day
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Vermont's Greenest Building Awards + Regenerative Design
Date: 9/16/20 12:00 PM / Location: Online Event - Webinar