SAVE THE DATE – AYAC in Boston’s MIT lecture with Elizabeth Diller + Drinks

The AYAC in Boston would like to invite all alumni in the Boston area to the Elizabeth Diller lecture at MIT on Thursday, April 9th at 6:00PM.  Come out for the lecture and meet at Middlesex lounge for drinks afterwards!  UVa School of Architecture admitted students are welcome to join and meet some A-School alumni!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Lecture:  MIT School of Architecture + Planning
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 10, Room 250

Drinks: Middlesex Lounge
315 Massachusetts Ave

SAVE THE DATE: Atlanta alumni event in conjunction with the AIA Convention, 5.15.15

Join Dean Beth Meyer and your fellow U.Va. School of Architecture alumni for a cocktail reception in Atlanta in conjunction with the 2015 AIA Convention on Friday, May 15 from 6-8PM at a venue TBD. It will be a great opportunity to hear an update on the School,catch up with friends from Chicago and around the country, and toast our impressive NINE new AIA fellows*:

  • Amy Gardner (BSArch ’81, MArch ’85)
  • Mark Gilliand (MArch ’86)
  • Luanne Green (BSArch ’84, MArch’88)
  • Margaret Griffin (MArch 91)
  • Beth Heider (BSArch ’79)
  • Donald R. Horn (BSArch ’79)
  • Tom Johnson (MArch ’81)
  • Pamela Lucas Rew (MAH ’86)
  • Joseph G. Tattoni (MArch ’85)

Friday, May 15, 2015

LOCATION TBD (please check back again shortly) 

RSVP by Friday, May 1st to Kim Wong Haggart // 434.982.2761

*If you are an alum of the UVa School of Architecture and are rising to AIA fellowship in 2015, please contact Kim to be added to this list – congrats!

SAVE THE DATE: Cville AYAC + 4th Year Happy Hour on the Corner

Join the A-School Young Alumni Council and the A-School 4th Year Trustees for a U.Va. School of Architecture Happy Hour on Thursday, April 16 from 6-8PM at Crozet Pizza on the Corner. Young alumni are invited to meet the 4th years, share your post-graduation stories, and catch up with classmates. Fourth years are invited to start to build your alumni network, celebrate your time at the A-School AND make your contribution to the 4th year class gift. If you have already given back – thank you!

Pizza and 1st round of drinks are on the A-School Foundation.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Crozet Pizza on the Corner
20 Elliewood Avenue – top floor

RSVP by Friday, April 10t to Kim Wong Haggart // 434.982.2761

SAVE THE DATE: SAH Conference + Chicago alumni reception, 4.16.15

Join the U.V.a School of Architecture and Architectural History faculty members Louis Nelson and Sheila Crane at an evening reception during the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Conference in Chicago on Thursday, April 16th at 8:30PM at Exchequer Pub. You will be able to hear to an update on the A-School and the architectural history department, visit with old friends, and make new connections!

A buffet of salads, the Exchequer’s famous pizza, as well as beer and wine will be provided. This reception has been partially underwritten by a generous, anonymous donor.

 $10 cash donation suggested.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
(This event follows the SAH plenary lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago)

 Exchequer Pub (in the private lounge)
222 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
just a short 1.5 block walk from the Art Institute of Chicago

RSVP to Kim Wong Haggart by Friday, April 10, 2015 / 434.982.2761

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  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
  •  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 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 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!