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Virginia Society of the American Institutes of Architects is changing its name to AIA Virginia. [AIA Virginia]

The best material for producing incredible architecture: concrete. [The Independent]

California modernist architect Donald Wexler died at 89. [The Desert Sun]

The Millennium Yacht Design Award winner features a floating hotel. [Forbes]

Critic Alexandra Lange visits the Philip Johnson–designed Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C. [Alexandra Lange]

Awards: Enter Now!

AIA|DC is accepting applicants for its 2016 Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP). The CKLDP is a year-long program focusing on nurturing professional skills for emerging architects. Applications are due today.

AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee is holding its second annual Thesis Showcase. Graduates from accredited architectural degree programs (B.Arch. and M.Arch) in the last three years who have completed a thesis project are eligible to apply. Submissions are due July 1.

An open, international competition has begun for a World War I Memorial on a 1.8-acre site within Washington, D.C.’s Pershing Park. Stage 1 design entries are due July 21.

Registration is open for Blank Space’s new international competition, Dear Architecture. Submissions are due July 24.

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