The AIA Blue Ridge chapter is excited to host the annual design and education event for A/E/C professionals in Southwest Virginia. We have brought together industry leading partners to showcase trends and educate professionals about the current and future of the profession. The event will offer participants up to 6 Learning Units for their professional development.
The day will be filled with varied learning opportunities along with lively networking with area colleagues. Get ahead on your continuing education commitments with local friends.
We are able to offer the day of learning, trade show Happy Hour and keynote speaker for $20. Our sponsors’ commitment to our local professionals allows us to bring you learning at such a reasonable cost. The price is extended to our AIA members and our partner members through USGBC Greater Virginia, ASHRAE, CSI and ASID.
Register online and don’t forget to add the special behind-the-scenes tour of the Taubman Museum of Art.
6:30pm Keynote Lecture: William Carpenter, FAIA, LEED AP, PhD
Dr. William Carpenter, FAIA, LEED AP, is an internationally recognized educator, scholar, and architect who has made an important and lasting impact on American architectural education. Over his 30-year teaching career, he has worked tirelessly to bridge academia with practice and to nurture young talents. Carpenter developed an early drive to dovetail design with workmanship, as demonstrated by his first book, Learning by Building (Wiley, 1997), published just eleven years after he received his bachelor’s degree. His research, writing, and lectures on design-build pedagogy and service learning have influenced students, professors, and practitioners around the world. The nominee has published four books to date, participated in lectures and charettes at more than thirty architecture schools, and presented at many conferences, some of which he helped to organize or create. Honors and recognitions of his work include a New Faculty Teaching Award from the ACSA in 1999, induction into the prestigious ACSA College of Distinguished Professors in 2012, the AIA Georgia Bernard B. Rothschild Award in 2012, participation in the Venice Biennale in 2016, and features of his designs in preeminent publications such as Dwell and Print magazines.
In 1988 Carpenter took a Senior Associate post at BMK Architects in Alexandria, Virginia, simultaneously earning his Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute + State University in 1989. He received a Thesis Award and was a finalist for the Virginia Prize.
In the late 1980s, Carpenter directed his considerable energy toward theory and education. He would enthusiastically pass on his knowledge of architecture and design to anyone with an interest, beginning as a guest critic at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., from 1988 to 1993. From 1990 to 1993, he was a visiting critic at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, a wellspring of ideas led by Jaan Holt. Many of the studio discussions—design, construction, working across disciplines—are alive in Carpenter’s pedagogy and practice today.