Admitted Student “Meet and Greet” Event – Washington DC, 2.18.16

Early Admit Event_DC Bonstra Haresign 2.18.16

Dean Beth Meyer (BLA ’78, MLA ’82) and the A-School would like to invite early admitted students and your parents to a special “Meet and Greet” reception in Washington DC with some of our local alumni. We know that you might have questions about what architecture school is like, the benefits of a 4-year program, life in Charlottesville and UVA, what job opportunities are there after school…and the best people to answer those questions are our great alumni who have lived through it!

So join us for an fun and informative gathering at the office of Bonstra Haresign Architects (alumnus, David Haresign, BSArch ’76, is a principal at the firm) on Thursday, February 18th from 6:30-8:30PM. Dean Meyer, Professor Louis Nelson, Professor of Architectural History and Associate Dean of Research and International Programs, and Betsy Roettger (BSArch ’97, MArch ’00), Assistant Dean of Students and Career Development and lecturer in architecture, will be in attendance. Light appetizers and soft drinks will be provided.

Please RSVP by Monday, Feb 15th to Kim Wong Haggart at 434.982.2761.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Bonstra Haresign Architects
1728 Fourteenth Street, NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20009 (map)
(On 14th St. NW between S and R streets, next to West Elm. Metered street parking should be available near the office. Buzz the number on the door for entrance to the building.)


SAVE THE DATE: SAH Conference + LA Alumni Reception, 4.8.16


Please join Dean Beth Meyer, Edward Elson Professor and Merrill Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture, Lisa Reilly, Chair of the Architectural History Department, and the UVA School of Architecture for an alumni reception in conjunction with the Society of Architectural Historians Conference in Pasadena, CA on Friday, April 8, 2016.

Cammy Brothers, Mario di Valmarana Professor, and Michael Lee, Reuben McCorkle Rainey Professor of in the History of Landscape Architecture, as well as current A-School students, will also be in attendance at the conference. Come join your fellow alumni who live in the LA-Pasadena area and those in town for the conference for a drink and appetizers at the University Club of Pasadena. With special thanks to several generous A-School Alums for assistance in underwriting this event!

Help spread the word – Please tell your A-School friends and classmates you see at the conference to come!  THANK YOU!

Friday, April 8, 2016

The University Club of Pasadena (lounge and garden patio)
175 North Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101 (map)
(A short ½ mile/10-minute walk from the Convention Center. Parking available at own cost.)
RSVP to Kim Wong Haggart by Monday, March 28, 2016 / 434.982.2761

A-School in DC: Richard Guy Wilson lecture @ Former residence of Spain Ambassador, 2.18.16

Designing America: Exhibition + Lecture by Richard Guy Wilson

Former Residence of the Ambassador of Spain, Washington, DC
2801 16th St NW Washington, DC 20009 – View Map

Thursday, February 18, 2016

6:30 PM


Event Description

Join us for one of our Designing America Lectures . Don’t miss our lecture on “The Spanish and Mission Revival in the United States, 1880-1940” by Richard Guy Wilson.

Spanish architecture had an impact in what is now the United States in two distinct periods, first in the 17th and 18th centuries in the South West and California through missions and a few dwellings, and then in the later 19th and early 20th century through what is called sometimes, “the Spanish Colonial Revival” and the “Mission Revival.” This talk will consider this “revival” of Spanish forms and ornament in buildings and how it helped shape an American identity. Buildings of all types, from skyscrapers to houses will be considered and how the idea of the Spanish Colonial was transmitted.

Richard Guy Wilson holds the Commonwealth Chair in Architectural History at the University of Virginia where he has taught since 1976. A frequent lecturer for universities, museums and professional groups, and a television commentator for “America’s Castles,” “American Experience” and the history channel he has also curated numerous exhibitions on the Arts & Crafts Movement and Thomas Jefferson and published many articles and books including: The American Renaissance (1979), McKim, Mead & White Architects (1983), The Colonial Revival House (2004) and Harbor Hill: Portrait of a House (2008) and many others and his book on Edith Wharton’s architecture and houses was published in 2012. He has led the Victorian Society’s 19th Century Summer School that has been located in Boston, Philadelphia, and now Newport, RI for 32 years. He received the Outstanding Professor award in 2001 September 1, 2015.

Learn more about the exhibtion at

“So You Want to be an Architect?” – prospective A-School student opportunity in DC – 4.16.16


Prospective student event hosted by the University of Virginia School of Architecture. (Alumni – bring your children and tell your friends who are always asking what it is like to be an architect)


Where:  Urban Land Institute, 1025 Thomas Jefferson Street, Suite 500 West, Washington DC 20007 – View Map

All details and how to sign up can be found HERE.

Learn how to be an architect!

Are you a high school sophomore or junior curious about the field of architecture?

Attend “How to be an Architect” and learn about:

  • Undergraduate [4 vs 5 year BSArch & BArch degrees] and graduate [MArch] education options
  • Intern Development Program (IDP) with National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)
  • Architect Registration Examination [also with NCARB]
  • Lifelong learning and continuing education

During this program, Mary Kay Lanzillotta, FAIA (UVA School of Architecture, class of ‘85), and other UVA alumni of Hartman-Cox Architects will give participants an inside look at the architecture profession. Mary Kay will discuss the steps to becoming a registered architect and highlight ways high school students can prepare a portfolio for an undergraduate architecture program application.

The session will begin at the Urban Land Institute. [special thanks to UVA alum, Tom Eitler, MUEP ‘87]

Students will work on design exercises and tour the offices of Hartman-Cox Architects.  This event is intended for high school sophomores and juniors.

RECAP: Fun Times – AYAC Externship Happy Hours 2016

Thank you to all the alumni, young alumni and students who attended this year’s AYAC Externship Happy Hours in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco and Charlottesville!  It was the 5th year of this event and it continues to grow thanks to the hard work of the A-School Young Alumni Council members across the country.

Students in various cities for their week-long (and this year – maybe two week-long) January externship opportunity were able to have a drink and some snacks with alumni in the area – network, meet new friends from the extended A-School community, and learn more about the work/life balance.

Many thanks to the AYAC for bringing everyone together!

Wednesday, January 6th

San Francisco (6:30-8:30PM) at Mikkeller Bar (34 Mason St, San Francisco)

Charlottesville (6:00-7:30PM) at Three Notch’d Brewing Tasting Room (946 Grady Ave)

Thursday, January 7th

Boston (6:30-8:30PM) at The Field Pub (20 Prospect Street, Cambridge)

Washington DC (6:30-8;30PM) at The Drafting Table (1529 14th Street NW)

New York City (7-9PM) at Church Publick Bar (78 Reade Street)

RECAP: 14th Street Corridor NW in DC welcomes many A-Schoolers at Bonstra Haresign

Thank you to everyone for coming out and joining us for our Fall DC A-School alumni reception on Wednesday, October 14th!  It is always so great to see so many friends in the area. Many thanks once again to David Haresign and everyone at Bonstra Haresign (Bill, Rob, Taylor, Elizabeth) for hosting us in such a fantastic new space…in the 6th life of the 14th Street corridor NW, as we learned.  Please enjoy some photos from Wednesday night and for all those who couldn’t make it last minute – we hope to see you at our Spring DC event, if not sooner (and if you have an idea for a venue – just let me know)!

SAVE THE DATE: Richmond + ArchEX East Convention alumni reception, 11.5.15

Invite_ArchEx Richmond 2015

Join the U.Va. School of Architecture for our A-School Richmond Fall Alumni + Students reception in conjunction with the ArchEx East Convention at SMBW on Thursday, November 5, from 6:30-8:30PM. Associate Professor of Architecture, Phoebe Crisman; Vincent and Eleanor Shea Professor of Architecture, Ed Ford; Assistant Dean of Students and Career Development, Betsy Roettger; and Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, Kristine Nelson will all be in attendance from the A-School, as well as some current students and prospective students. Come enjoy a drink and some light appetizers with classmates in town for the convention and our Richmond A-School community. With special thanks to everyone at SMBW for hosting us!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

111 Virginia Street, Suite 111, Richmond, VA 23219
(In Shockoe Slip, Downtown Richmond about 1 mile/20 minute walk from the Greater Richmond Convention Center)
RSVP to Kim Wong Haggart by Monday, November 2, 2015 / 434.982.2761

SAVE THE DATE: DC + NTHP Conference Alumni Happy Hour, 11.5.15


Join Architectural History Professors, Louis Nelson, Associate Dean of Research + International Programs, and Lisa Reilly, Chair of the Architectural History Department, and the U.Va. School of Architecture for our A-School DC Alumni reception in conjunction with the National Trust for Historic Preservation “PastForward 2015” at Bar Civita in Woodley Park on Thursday, November 5, from 6:00-8:00PM. Come join your fellow architectural history + historic preservation alumni who live in the District and those in town for the convention for a drink and light appetizers.

We are asking for a $10 donation at the door from each guest to help the Architectural History Department offset costs for the evening! Thank you!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Bar Civita (at the back of the bar near the fireplace)
2609 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20008
(In Woodley Park, across the street from the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Closest metro is the red line to Woodley Park.)

RSVP to Kim Wong Haggart by Monday, November 2, 2015 / 434.982.2761

SAVE THE DATE: A-School Graduate Open House, 10.30.15


U.Va. School of Architecture Graduate Open House

Friday, October 30, 2015
11am – 7pm

“Hybrid Infrastructures, Architecture & Landscape” Lecture at 6pm by
Margarita Jover, UVA School of Architecture Professor of Practice

Attend department information sessions, meet current students and faculty, observe classes, studios and reviews, tour our facilities and attend a lecture. The Graduate Open House is the best opportunity to learn about the School of Architecture’s advanced degree programs.
A-School programs include:

  • Masters of Architecture
  • Masters of Architectural History
  • Masters of Landscape Architecture
  • Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning
  • PhD in the Constructed Environment

Register by October 27, 2015. Full schedule and registration information is available here:

CONTACT: / 434-924-6442