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City Center Tour Video

If you missed our tour of City Center back in August, you can now get a taste of what you missed with the seven minute video below.  Photos of the event are coming soon, hope you enjoy.  

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Social Symposium: Connect with CRAN

“The Architecture of Influence” will explore the importance of history and context in the design of new houses, and in particular how the careful consideration of historical architectural styles – both traditional and Modernist – can help architects design houses that contribute to established physical and cultural settings. How a…

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Brick Industry Competition

Is this for you? The Brick Industry Association invites you to submit your excellent brick single-family home design for their international competition. The deadline has been extended to May 9: 2014 Brick in Architecture Awards

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Guest Blog Tuesday – Randall Mars AIA

Less is More Better by Randall Mars AIA It seems that everywhere I go, every architect is spreading the word that Less is More – smaller, more affordable houses are the goal.  Architects should be accessible to all people, regardless of the budget, and the movement is away from the…

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Social Media for Residential Architects

Sponsored by  Mauck, Zantzinger and Associates Hosted by AIA DC,  Scott Sowers – Design Journalist, Deepa Mungara of Houzz and Janet Bloomberg of KUBE Architecture, participated in a panel discussion that provided residential architects various ways to use social media to enhance their businesses and connect with their clients. As we continue to try and provide content for the custom residential…

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Designing with Tile – Lunch and Learn

  Hosted by AIA Potomac Valley and Porcelanosa, the Capital Area CRAN kicked off a new year with the first installment of its “Lunch and Learn” series.  The well attended event at the PORCELANOSA showroom featured a presentation by staff, samples, and a question / answer period – followed by,…

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ANNOUNCING: The 2014 Capital Area CRAN Lunch & Learn Series

On December 4, 2013, the Capital Area CRAN capped off a successful first year of bi-monthly evening programs designed to serve the DC-area’s custom residential architects.  Our year-end networking social at the Merritt Gallery in Chevy Chase was enjoyed by more than 100 attendees. This year, we’re adding a series…

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Who Needs an Architect? – from CRANtv (AIA CRAN)

The AIA CRAN’s (National) youtube channel CRANtv has started publishing a series of videos on to help the public understand the value of the architectural process.  The latest video asks a very important question (in its title) Who Needs an Architect? and goes on to answer it very clearly “You…

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Celebration of Capital Area CRAN’s Inaugural year

Sponsored by Home & Design Magazine and the Merritt Gallery Hosted by AIA DC, we celebrated the inaugural year of our CRAN chapter at the Merritt Gallery with a very successful networking cocktail party.  The well attended event featured not only the readers of Home and Design but also local…

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How To Have Your Architecture Published – from Entrepreneur Architect

There is a great article over at the Entrepreneur Architect Blog on having your architecture published. “The process of having our work published is one of those secrets architects learn with maturity. The puzzle is solved piece by piece until the full picture is visible. There’s no simple “how-to” manual….

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