If Value Engineering Isn’t Providing the Lighting Results you Want, Try a Different Approach
By Donna Leban, AIA, LC
Albert Einstein is credited with the saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” The same can be said about the way typical architectural projects approach lighting specifications.
A familiar refrain from architects goes something like this: “Why bother spending so much time to select lighting when we never end up with the fixtures we specified?” or “Is it wrong to sole source a lighting package to get what the owner wants?”
Here are two simple steps you can take to avoid the insanity, not to
Offering Pro Bono Services in VT
AIAVT’s Public Policy Committee (PPC) has been working on ways to provide resources to members who are interested in serving their community through Pro Bono Work, while protecting themselves against liability.
Recap: New England COTE Leadership Summit, 2019
Jesse Anderson, AIA of KOAN Workshop reports back from this year's COTE Summit in Portsmouth, NH
Member & Firm News
gbA ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING AND McLEOD KREDELL ARCHITECTS TO FORM ALLIANCE
We are pleased to announce an alliance between two award-winning firms, gbA Architecture and Planning and McLeod Kredell Architects. Steve Kredell will join gbA’s partners Gregg Gossens, Tom Bachman, & Diantha Korzun in Montpelier. John McLeod will continue running the Middlebury firm.
Birdseye project named a top 5 finalist for International 7th Annual Architizer A+ Awards
Birdseye, the architecture and building firm located in Richmond, Vermont, has been named a top 5 finalist for the prestigious international
AIA NY Boat Circumnavigation of Manhattan Island
AIAVT's President, Joel Page and his wife took an AIA NYC Boat Tour this spring; here Joel gives a recap on this new perspective on some of NYC's iconic architecture, as seen from the water.
Windows & Doors by Brownell Celebrates Marvin's Continued Evolution
Marvin unveils new name, logo and product collections (Advertorial Content)
AIA Vermont Gains Insights Through AIAVT Member Survey
AIAVT Surveyed Members in early 2019 to gain insight into a variety of issues. Learn what stood out, and how it will impact AIAVT's future plans.
Call to Members: Show Your Support for a VT Statute of Repose (Round 3!)
AIAVT's Public Policy Committee is willing to consider another attempt at introducing a statute of repose in legislature, but is seeking a groundswell of support from the membership to help push the issue to fruition.
AIAVT Members Help Vermont Communities Envision Local Projects
Towns and organizations from throughout Vermont describe the benefits of participating in the pro-bono design charrette at the 2019 ACX Conference
AIAVT Keeps Tabs on Contractor Registry Bill
In the fall of 2018, the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation (OPR), acting upon complaints filed with the Attorney General’s office, drafted legislation (bill S. 163) with new requirements for contractors.
AIAVT Announces Recipient for Carol Miklos Community Outreach Grant
The first recipient of AIAVT's newest grant will use funds to develop the VT Architects Oral History Project
AIA Grassroots Conference 2019, "People, Purpose, and Partnership"
AIA Vermont’s Vice President, John Dale of Breadloaf Inc., joined Executive Director, Sarah O Donnell for this year’s AIA Grassroots Conference in Washington, DC. This annual conference is an AIA leadership event, and this year’s theme was People, Purpose, and Partnership.