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Commission of Architectural Review Vacancy
An open seat reserved for an AIA recommended individual will be opening up in the next 6 months. The position description and requirements are below. If you are interested, please contact the AIA Richmond Chapter (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have further questions about the position, we can put you in contact persons who can help you. We also suggest you attend one of their meetings to see their processes.
The Commission of Architectural Review (CAR) has purview over roughly 6000 properties which are located in City Old and Historic Districts. Additionally, there are several individually listed structures that fall in this category.
They meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month. There is an agenda and staff report that delineates each applicant’s request and makes a recommendation. The Commission is required to do a site observation of each property on the agenda, and reviews each application in accordance with a predetermined set of guidelines.
Additionally, there are quarterly meetings, plus one yearly retreat. The Commission has been proactive regarding preservation issues and is continually reviewing its policies and guidelines.
Vacancy: AIA Richmond Board of Directors:
There is currently a vacancy on the AIA RIchmond Board of Directors for a Director Position. This is a one year commitment. The Board meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 5:30 pm. Members of the Board are expected to attend all AIA Richmond events (within reason) and to be active on a committee.
Please send a letter of interest and a resume to email@example.com
Candidates will be notified by the end of July and expected to meet with the Board at the August 13 meeting.
Join: Committee on the Environment (COTE):
COTE aims to encourage members to incorporate sustainable practices into their projects, as well as to promote architecture as the hub to integrate the development of technologies, public policy, and design which enhance a respect for the natural environment. This is achieved through the dissemination of information regarding built examples, and current products, research and design practices which illustrate the tools that can be used to achieve these goals.
Volunteers are needed to help organize regular member events which will showcase buildings, transformed environments, available technologies, and current research which highlight best practices and those most in need of change. These will encompass site visits as well as lectures and seminars. To spread this knowledge outside the design community and broaden the scope, they might also include joint efforts with other local, environmentally conscious, groups.
The first COTE event is being planned for September.
AIA Regional of the Virginia's - Seeks Regional Director
The primary duty of the Regional Director is to represent the Components within the Virginias at the national level. The AIA National Board Handbook (Chapter 5) further details this role. One quotation from that Chapter bears repeating here:
“Regional Directors are selected to serve on the AIA Board because of their experience, contributions to the profession and understanding of the region or organization that selects them. As a director, your viewpoint should be national in scope, while at the same time representing your region’s or organization’s unique interests”
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