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Virginia Architecture Week 2008
April 1, 2008

The Richmond chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recently announced the following events to be held in conjuction with Virginia Architecture Week 2008.

NEVER BUILT VIRGINIA GALLERY TALK AND RECEPTION Tuesday, April 8th, 2008; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond
Admission is free with parking available under the Library accessed from either 8th or 9th Streets.
Space is limited, so RSVP early to info@aiaric.org to register.

From Thomas Jefferson’s design of the Virginia State Capitol to Northern Virginia’s soaring post-modern structures of glass and steel, the commonwealth’s architectural triumphs are well-documented. But what of those that never made it beyond the drawing board? Never Built Virginia will explore a variety of proposed architectural projects from around the commonwealth that remained un-built because the architecture was too radical, because funding collapsed, or because they lost favor with their patrons. Never Built Virginia offers examples of structures that never were and poses the question, “What if?” Vincent Brooks, Senior Local Records Archivist, will give a short presentation on the creation of the exhibit. Refreshments will be provided.

MASONRY SEMINARS: COMBINATION OF MATERIALS AND BRICK REVISITED: JUST HOW GREEN IS IT?
Presented by BIA and the Richmond Tidewater Brick Distributor Council
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 Registration and Breakfast from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Seminars 9:15 – 10:15 and 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sheraton Richmond West, 6624 West Broad Street, Richmond
Admission is $10 per person for one or both seminars. RSVP to info@aiaric.org.

The Virginia Masonry Association will be offering breakfast and two seminars (simultaneously and back-to-back) examining multi-material wall systems, and the sustainable characteristics of brick construction.

THE VIRGINIA STATE CAPITOL AND VISITORS CENTER TOUR
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Start and end at the Bank Street Entrance
Admission is limited to 50 persons, so RSVP by April 4th to info@aiaric.org to register.

Experience a rare opportunity to hear the architect and owner speak about the design and planning of this challenging and dramatic transformation of an historic site. The tour will be led by architect George Skarmeas and Director of the Department of General Services Richard Sliwoski.

TED FLATO FAIA BOOK SIGNING RECEPTION & LECTURE
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE: CONTEMPORARY REGIONAL ARCHITECTURE
Thursday, April 10th, 2008; Book signing reception 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Virginia Center For Architecture, 2501 Monument Avenue, Richmond
Lecture to follow at the Metropolitan Community Church
Lecture Admission is $10, RSVP to aliguori@aiava.org.

Presented by the Virginia Center for Architecture. Although Modern architecture has gotten a reputation for being stark and cold, contemporary architects have shown us that it can be as warm and imaginative as buildings from any period in history. Discover how regional factors such as climate, culture, materials and labor influence the design of buildings. See how being mindful of these factors can result in designs that balance beauty with sustainability.

AIA Richmond Honors and Awards Program
Presented by Inlet Technologies
Friday, April 11th, 2008;
AIA Member’s reception 6:00- 7:00; Public Program 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Henrico Theater, 305 E Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs
Admission is free, RSVP to info@aiaric.org.

Every year the AIA Richmond Chapter recognizes projects by individuals and firms it deems to have achieved excellence in architecture. The Chapter also awards the Alice Lehmen Sunday Prize to intern architects who have demonstrated excellence in presentation, sketching and construction documents.

COTErichmond: EVERYONE DESERVES A GREEN HABITAT CHARRETTE
Saturday, April 12th, 2008; 8:30 am – 12:30 p.m.
Baskervill, 101 S. 15th Street, Richmond
Admission is free, RSVP to info@aiaric.org and receive Charrette base documents.

AIA Richmond Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity (RMHFH) present a Sustainable Design Charrette for The Pillars at Oakmont, a mixed-income townhome and duplex community at T and 33rd Streets in Church Hill.

BOTTOMLEY HOME TOUR
Saturday, April 12th, 2008; 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Tour Begins at Virginia Center for Architecture, 2501 Monument Avenue, Richmond
Space is limited to 32 people. Cost is $200 per person or $375 per couple. Call (804) 644-3041 or visit www.virginiaarchitecture.org to register.

Presented by the Virginia Center for Architecture. Celebrate Virginia Architecture Week with an exclusive tour of landmark homes designed by distinguished architect William Lawrence Bottomley. The tour is led by architectural historian Dennis Halloran and includes transportation and a luncheon sponsored by AIA Richmond.

For more information on Virginia Architecture Week events in Richmond visit: www.aiaric.org.


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