12.11 AIAVT Newsletter

Architects Explore State-of-the-Art Dartmouth Life Sciences Building

Over 100 members from AIA Vermont and AIA New Hampshire converged on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, New Hampshire in late October for our chapters’ annual joint meeting and a chance to view the institution's newly-unveiled Class of 1978 Life Sciences Building.  More...

AIAVT Vermont Contingent Attends AIANE Conference and Design Awards

On October 14–16, AIA Western Massachusetts hosted the AIA New England Conference and Design Awards with the theme “Livable Communities in the American Landscape.” More than 150 people from the New England chapters, including AIAVT Vice President Diantha Korzun and AIAVT Executive Director Carol Miklos, participated in conference events.  More...

Opinion

Practical Experience in Architecture: The Proposed Demise of Vermont’s “Option Two”

On April 1, 2009 the Vermont Board of Architects made a surprising and unilateral decision to recommend the elimination of "Option Two"—an avenue whereby Vermonters may elect to complete “at least nine years of diversified practical experience” working under the supervision of an experienced, licensed architect in order to be eligible to take the national licensing examination.  More...

Recent Research: Insulated Shades Can Dramatically Improve a Home’s Comfort and Energy Efficiency

"With the potential to reduce a home’s energy costs by 25%, and save this country billions of dollars in wasted oil consumption every year, it has become my passion to see the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory confirm our research  More...

4th Annual AIAVT Golf Tournament Tops Previous Fundraising Records

On September 14, architects, engineers, building materials manufacturers, contractors, and others from throughout Northern New England gathered at the Country Club of Vermont  More...


9.11 AIAVT Newsletter

How "Lighting Retrofit and Relighting—A Guide to Green Lighting Solutions" Came to Be

Every once in a while, a good opportunity arises and we are in a position to take advantage. Such is the case with the book  More...

AIAVT/CSIVT Symposium Explores Role of Thoughtful Design in Building Sustainable Communities

"I believe that what you're conferring about today is the solution to our economic troubles," Gov. Peter Shumlin told a crowd of over 200 architects, engineers, planners, and other building professionals   More...

Keynote Speaker Urges Vermont to Become Model of Sustainability

If Vermont's design community is willing to lead the way, Vermont can become a model of sustainability for the rest of the country, according to a leading expert on urbanism and green building.   More...

Eyes Light Up at Sight of Newest LED Offerings

On July 14, Donna Leban, AIA LC, of Light/Space/Design, held an out-of-studio social and book-signing at New Moon Café in Burlington  More...

AIAVT Selects Winner of Student Design Competition

On April, Brian Tarbox, a student in Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art, received the AIAVT $500 “Best in Show” Award  More...


6.11 AIAVT Newsletter

Benefits of ICFs Topic of AIA-Vermont Seminar

On April 13, Black River Design Architects hosted AIA-Vermont’s first ever combined studio social and learning unit opportunity at the firm’s office in Montpelier.  More...

Commercial New Construction Incentives: Efficiency Vermont Update

Efficiency Vermont offers several options to help owners and design teams optimize the energy efficiency of their new construction and major renovation projects:  More...

Solar PV: Shedding Some Light on Rooftop Installations

The installation of solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) systems in residential and commercial settings is quickly becoming more common throughout the world as a pollution-free way of producing electricity   More...

Norwich Student Reenergizes Vermont Connection to AIAS with Trip to Toronto

Much like its AIA counterparts, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) group hosts annual and regional conferences for its members  More...


3.11 AIAVT Newsletter

Advocating for Industry Changes: My First Trip to AIA National’s Grassroots Conference

This year’s AIA National Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference, “Design Voices,” took place February 2-5 in Washington, D.C....  More...

AIA-Vermont Joins with CSI-Vermont to Present “Designed in Vermont” Symposium

On Thursday, June 2, the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-Vermont) will join forces with the Vermont Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI-Vermont) to present  More...

YAF News Update

On January 20, the newly formed Young Architects Forum (YAF), Vermont Chapter held its inaugural social event at the Burlington Community Arts (BCA) Center    More...

New Directors Join AIA-Vermont Board

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