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AIA Vermont Welcomes New Board Members
AIAVT Welcomes Matt Bushey, AIA, TruexCullins Architecture & Interiors; Peter Kelley, P.E., DEW Construction; and Jeff McBride, AIA, Birdseye Architecture.
VT's Service Department Launches Energy Saver Website
This is a new online resource where Vermonters can learn to improve their buildings by heating and cooling more efficiently and how they can stay comfortable and healthy while reducing energy use.
New RBES & CBES Code Enforcement Date Announced
RBES and CBES stakeholders:
The rulemaking process for both the 2020 RBES and CBES has been completed, and we are pleased to announce that the effective date for the new code will be September 1, 2020. This will allow plenty of time to produce and print the RBES and CBES code books as well as the RBES Handbook. The REScheck and COMcheck software is being developed by the Pacific Northwest National Lab, and will be updated and tested well in advance of the effective date. We will notify stakeholders when the software is posted on the PSD website.
As a reminder, a commercial project that
2019 AIAVT Excellence in Architecture Award Winners
AIA Vermont is pleased to announce this year's winners of our Excellence in Architecture Awards.
Congratulations to each of the firms selected: Birdseye, gbA Architecture, Wiemann Lamphere, Stonorov Workshop, and Tolya Stonorov/ 802LAB and the Norwich University School of Architecture + Art.
Project images and details can be found here.
New AIAVT Architect Members
Shelly Pottorf, AIA
Shelly Pottorf, AIA, NCARB, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C is the Principal of Architend, an architecture firm committed to catalyzing a living future through architecture, community design, sustainable consulting, and research. She has further served as an Assistant Professor in the Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture, where she designed and directed the Minor in Sustainable Design. Her work focuses on place-based regenerative design while incorporating reach standards such as Passive House and the Living Building Challenge. Shelly has had
Member & Firm News
TruexCullins Architecture & Interiors
Cam Featherstonhaugh, AIA, CSI of TruexCullins is one of 12 Architects selected for the 2019-2020 NCARB Re-Think Tank! During the next year, the group will explore challenges and opportunities throughout the licensure process, develop ways to strengthen the relationship between licensure candidates and supervisors, and discuss equity, diversity, and ethics within the profession. >> Read More
Birdseye Wins AIA New England Citation Award for Bank Barn
Vermont Firm Birdseye was the recipient of a citation award at this year's AIA New England Annual
New Design Tool Brings Architectural Plans to Life in Williston, VT
New Projection Technology Allows For Windows and Doors to be Viewed Full Scale
The Brattleboro Music Center - Designing a Building to be an Instrument
Jim Williams Recaps the AIAVT Tour and Presentations at the BMC this Fall
A Beautiful Day for AIA Vermont’s Annual Guy Teschmacher Golf Tournament
Gregor Masefield recaps a day of epic drives, chips, putts, fundraising and organic networking.
Proposed AIAVT Bylaws Changes
AIAVT is requesting that members review the changes proposed for the AIAVT bylaws prior to the Annual Meeting on Dec. 4th.
AIAVT's Board of Directors and Officers for 2020
AIAVT's Nominations for the 2020 Board of Directors:
A19 AIA’s Annual Meeting – A Blueprint for Better
AIAVT's Chapter President, Joel Page, represented Vermont in Las Vegas for the 2019 AIA National Convention
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