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The 2017 COTE Summit: A Recap of My Experience
On June 8 and 9, AIA members from New Hampshire, Maine and Boston joined a group of AIAVT members in Burlington for the third Northern New England Committee on the Environment (COTE) Leadership Summit.
Two Vermont Architect Pioneers Receive AIA Fellow Honors
This year, at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, the organization’s leadership announced that two Vermont architects—David Sellers and William Maclay—had been among those elevated to its prestigious College of Fellows. To date, only four other Vermont architects have achieved the status of FAIA
AIAVT Golf Event Drives in Funds for Architecture Students
By Carol Miklos
Showing their support for architecture student education, players comprising 15 teams turned out for the Annual AIA Vermont Guy W. Teschmacher Memorial Golf Tournament on September 18 at Vermont’s Williston Country Club. Architects, engineers, building materials manufacturers, and others from across New England honed their drives while raising funds for the Hanne N. Williams Scholar Recognition Fund.
Architects John Hemmelgarn and Jim Drummond of Black River Design Architects paid tribute to their former colleague, Guy Teschmacher, before the players took to the course.
NCARB Licensing Advisor Summit in Chicago: What I Learned
As one of Vermont’s two appointed Architect Licensing Advisors, I had the opportunity to attend the NCARB Licensing Advisors Summit in Chicago on July 27-29.
DOE & EPA Program Cuts Among Topics in AIAVT-Leahy Staff Discussions
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy’s Burlington office was the site of a recent visit by members of AIA Vermont’s Public Policy Committee
Best Ways to Specify LED Lighting
By Carol Miklos
“LED fixtures are advancing at a rapid pace and it is our responsibility to stay current with technology and to be knowledgeable about the quality of light the fixtures provide. Doing so allows us to better inform our clients and better advocate for them as projects progress,” said Alex Kim, Assoc. AIA, of Haynes Garthwaite Architects.
Kim was one of a group of architects and designers who attended AIAVT’s studio social and seminar at Banwell Architects’ Lebanon, N.H. office on August 17 to gain the latest knowledge about LED lighting. The seminar, “Who Controls Lighting
Improved Processes for State Building Projects Topic of Talk Among Architects & BGS
By Joel Page and Carol Miklos
On August 1, a group of architects representing firms that perform state project work met in Montpelier with Vermont Buildings and General Services Department leadership to discuss how the contracting and project procurement process for such work might be improved. The meeting took place as the result of BGS’ reaching out to AIA Vermont to ask us to assemble a group of architects appropriate for the meeting.
AIAVT Secretary Joel Page, AIA, Scott and Partners; Rebecca Arnold,AIA, Arnold and Scangas Architects; Jesse Beck, AIA, Freeman French Freeman; David
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AIAVT Bylaw Changes and New Executive Board Nominees
Download the Proposed Bylaw Changes and candidates for the AIAVT Executive Committee and Board