RECAP: Bostonians buried under snow still come out for great event at Reed Hilderbrand, 3.4.15

Thank you all so much for coming out on Thursday, March 4th, 2015 for a great A-School alumni event at Reed Hilderbrand and we hope that you all got home just fine in the snow (we know…you are all old pros at this by now!)  We had a wonderful visit to Boston  – always nice to see so many familiar faces.

Many asked about how you can help with some of the initiatives that Beth mentioned –

  • Alumni-Student mentoring – Sign up at https://alumnimentoring.virginia.edu/  The pilot program with 30 students from the A-School (and 100 from the College) is already underway, but alumni can continue to register and increase the pool of possibly mentees for the students…and hopefully this program will continue to grow!  If you are interested in reaching out to students, sitting on panels, giving advice both in Boston or Charlottesville  -feel free to contact Kim at kimwong@virginia.edu.
  •  Admissions –reach out to high school students and prospective graduate students to promote the A-School and your experience.  There is a some information on admissions on our website http://www.arch.virginia.edu/admissions and any questions about undergraduate or graduate admissions can be directed to Kristine Nelson, Director of graduate admissions and financial aid, at (434) 924–6442.  If you are interested in calling admitted students and chatting with them about your experience in end of March, contact Kim.
  • Job Postings and Internship opportunities – send them to kimwong@virginia.edu and we’ll get them posted on our website and on the University Career Services website.

Beth talked about all the exciting things happening at the School (2015 Vortex) and the many ways we are working on turning around what was a difficult Fall semester into positive change and creative solutions. We look forward to including you in that continuing conversation.

Finally, many thanks to everyone at Reed Hilderbrand for hosting and sponsoring the event! We wish you a record-breaking snowfall year but then a speedy Springtime.

RECAP: Students, Alumni, Parents, Prospective Students gather for DC Firm Crawl reception, 2.13.15

Students ranging from 1st year undergrad to graduating grads, were able to enjoy an A-School reception at Cooper Carry in Alexandria, networking and mingling with alumni of all ages. The students were tired (and hungry!) after a long day of visiting five DC and Alexandria firms on the School’s first DC-Area Firm Crawl hosted by the AIAS, the School of Architecture Foundation, and the A-School Young Alumni Council of DC, but that didn’t stop them from recounting their day and everything they learned.

Many thanks to the alumni and parents who came out on a cold, Friday evening to talk about working and living in the District.  Thank you to the AIAS and the students for taking the initiative to invest in their futures. A special thank you to Torrey Law and everyone at Cooper Carry for hosting us, as well as all of our DC host firms.

Save the date for our next DC alumni event – May 20th!

 

RECAP: Great turnout at Bay Area Alumni Reception at SWA Group, 2.10.15

Many thanks to everyone who came out for the Bay Area Alumni  + Friends reception on Tuesday, Feb. 10th, 2015, hosted by SWA Group (San Francisco office). Dean Beth Meyer gave a great update on the School and alumni had the chance to tour the office and catch up with one another.

Thank you to Rene Bihan and Cinda Gilliland, as well as Nancy Coulter and Meghen Quinn, for hosting and organizing this great evening. And thank you to all the alumni who went to Berkeley the evening before to hear Beth’s talk!  It was a wonderful trip out west.

We look forward to our next Bay Area alumni event….

 

Thursday Feb 19 2015

RECAP: NYC alumni weather the snow and stay warm at ARO, Dec 2014

Thank you to all the A-School alumni and friends who came out in the snow for our annual NYC alumni event, hosted this year by Adam Yarinsky and everyone at ARO. It was great to hear Beth Meyer and Julie Bargmann’s updates on the School, and to see all of our friends in the NYC area.  Many thanks again to everyone at ARO for their help and hosting us in your office.

See you again soon!

Save the Date: Philadelphia Alumni+Friends Event – 3.12.15

Join the U.Va. School of Architecture in welcoming Beth Meyer, (BLA ’78, MLA ‘82) Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture, as Dean and Edward E. Elson Professor of the School of Architecture at our Philadelphia Alumni + Friends reception on Thursday, March 12th at Studio Agoos Lovera from 6-8PM. Faculty members Robin Dripps, the T. David Fitz-Gibbon Professor of Architecture, and Lucia Phinney will also be in attendance. Come, catch up with fellow alumni and hear a short update on the School by Dean Meyer. With special thanks to Jim Rowe (BSArch ’79) and everyone at Studio Agoos Lovera for hosting us.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
6:00-8:00PM

STUDIO AGOOS LOVERA
One South Broad Street, Suite 1700 Philadelphia, PA 19107
(Just south of City Hall)

RSVP to Kim Wong Haggart by Monday, March 9, 2015
kimwong@virginia.edu / 434.982.2761

We look forward to seeing you there!

SAVE THE DATE: DC Alumni + Parent event with students – 2.13.15

Join the U.Va. School of Architecture and the A-School Young Alumni Council (AYAC) in DC for an Alumni, Parent + Student happy hour reception on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Cooper Carry in Old Town Alexandria from 6-8PM. Current students will be in the area for a DC Firm Crawl (first annual!), organized by the American Institute of Architects Students (AIAS) UVA Chapter, Student Association of Graduate Architects (SAGA), AYAC in DC and the A-School Foundation. There will be a short conversation/panel discussion about “working and living in the District”. It will be a great opportunity to meet with graduating students, help them network and learn about the DC-NoVa-MD A-School community, as well as see your fellow friends over some refreshments.

With special thanks to Torrey Law (BSArch ‘08) and everyone at Cooper Carry for hosting us.

Friday, February 13, 2015
6:00-8:00PM
Cooper Carry
625 North Washington Street # 200, Alexandria, VA 22314
(between Pendleton and Wythe Streets, about 0.5 mile walk from the Braddock Road Metro stop on the blue/yellow line. There is a parking lot under Cooper Carry, credit cards only.)

RSVP to Kim Wong Haggart by Wednesday, February 9, 2015
kimwong@virginia.edu / 434.982.2761

First Annual DC Firm Crawl for AIAS members and graduating students (30 max)

  Student Group #1 Student Group #2
12noon-1:40PM
(Lunch & Tour 1)
Shalom Baranes Associates LSM
2:00-2:45PM  (Tour #2) Hartman Cox Architects EYP
3:00-4:00PM

TRAVEL TO ALEXANDRIA

4:00-4:45
(Tour #3)
Michael Vergason Landscape Architecture City of Alexandria planning and zoning
5:15-6:00
(Tour #4)
Michael Winstanley Architects and Planning Hord Coplan Macht
6:00-8:00PM
(tour and reception)

Alumni + Student Networking Reception at Cooper Carry

SAVE THE DATE: A-School in Boston reception at Reed Hilderbrand, 3.3.15

Join the U.Va. School of Architecture in welcoming Beth Meyer, (BLA ’78, MLA ‘82) Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture, as Dean and Edward E. Elson Professor of the School of Architecture at our Boston Alumni + Friends reception. Come, catch up with fellow alumni and hear a short update on the School by Dean Meyer.

With special thanks to John Grove (BA ’84, MLA ’88), John Kett (BA ’92, MLA ’98), Chris Moyles (MLA ’90), Elise Mazareas (MLA ’09), Ryan Ives (MLA ’11), Kezia Ofiesh (BSArch ’08), Dani Alexander (MLA ’14), and everyone at Reed Hilderbrand for hosting us.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
6:30-8:30PM

Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects
130 Bishop Allen Drive Cambridge MA 02139
(one block from Central Square T-stop)

RSVP to Kim Wong Haggart by Wednesday, February 25, 2015
kimwong@virginia.edu / 434.982.2761

RECAP: AYAC Externship/Winter receptions around the country!

Thank you to all the young alumni and current students who came out last week for our annual AYAC Externship/Winter Break Happy Hours around the country! The events were all a huge success with a majority of the students in cities for their externship attending – meeting other recent graduates and getting to know the A-School community outside of Campbell Hall.  It was a cold week on the East Coast  - so we thank everyone for braving the weather in New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, DC. Many thanks to everyone out in San Francisco and Seattle  - two alumni regions that continue to grow!

A big shout out to the AYAC members for hosting and organizing this great opportunity to network and gather post-holidays. Thank you to Jeff Goldstein and all those at DIGSAU for hosting the Philadelphia event at your office.

We look forward to more events bringing alumni and students together!

SAVE THE DATE: A-School in the Bay Area with Dean Meyer – 2.10.15

Join the U.Va. School of Architecture in welcoming Beth Meyer, (BSLA ’78, MLA ‘82) Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture, as Dean and Edward E. Elson Professor of the School of Architecture at our annual Bay Area Alumni + Friends reception on Tuesday, February 10th at the San Francisco office of SWA Group. Come, catch up with fellow alumni and hear a short update on the School and thoughts on the next two years by Dean Meyer. With special thanks to Cinda Gilliland (MLA ‘92), Rene Bihan, Nancy Coulter (MLA ‘05), Katie Jenkins (MLA ’13) and everyone at SWA for hosting us!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
6-8PM
SWA Group – San Francisco Office
301 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (map)

 

Please RSVP to Kim Wong Haggart at kimwong@virginia.edu by Feb 4th. See you in February!

In addition Dean Meyer will be giving a talk at Berkeley on Monday, Feb 9th at 6:30PM that is open to the public.  We hope that you can join us for this opportunity – for more information go the CED Berkeley website here.

LAEP LECTURE SERIES: A CONVERSATION BETWEEN ELIZABETH MEYER AND MARC TREIB: MODERN MATTERS

MONDAY, 02/09/15 6:30PM – 8:00PM
112 WURSTER HALL

UC Berkeley College of environmental design

Meyer is widely recognized for her theoretical writings about modern conceptions, and experiences, of nature and contemporary landscape design. Recent publications include “Sustaining Beauty,” “Slow Landscapes. A New Erotics of Sustainability,” “Grafting, splicing, hybridizing: strange beauties of the Australian Garden” and “Beyond Sustaining Beauty: Musings on a Manifesto.” She is working on two book manuscripts, The Margins of Modernity and Halprin and Collective Creativity in Charlottesville, 1973-2010. From Urban Renewal to Repairing Community. Meyer’s private practice spans thirty years and includes working for Hanna/Olin (now OLIN studio) and EDAW, as well as consulting with MVVA and Christopher Counts Studio on significant cultural landscapes such as the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway/George Washington Memorial Parkway, Bryant Park, The University of Virginia Grounds, Wellesley College, the St. Louis Arch Grounds and Moore’s Square.