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Today we celebrate Alexis

Janice
General News, People
Today we celebrate one of our very own, Alexis Hudson, and the end of her term serving as President of @IIDAVAWV !  When asked how she took on such a prominent leadership role so early in her career, she said, ”I rely on my board members and draw on their strengths. I leverage my own to ensure we carry equal voices in the room.  Design work requires a team, and I’ve developed a leadership style to capitalize on that fact.” During her tenure, she secured $13,000 in grant funding to transform the IIDA website with additional “member’s only” content,  and expanded resources and accessibility to NCIDQ study materials. As of today, she moves into her role as Past President. She’ll be facilitating the Diversity in Design webinar series with IIDA this summer- you won’t want to miss it.
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HBA welcomes summer intern, Joely Fischi

Janice
General News, People
HBA is excited to welcome another student summer intern! Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Joely Fischi is a rising fifth-year student in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. She takes special interest in net-zero design, sustainable construction, and alternative building methods. Welcome to HBA, Joely! #hbaarchitecture #VTCAUS #virginiatech #gohokies #virginiabeach #summerintern
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HBA Welcomes back Nash and Matt as Summer Interns!

Janice
General News, People
Welcome Back Interns! We are excited to welcome back Nash Euman and Matt Gump as student interns this summer! Nash and Matt have just finished their first and third years respectively at Virginia Tech. They’ve each spent their last two breaks with us, and we’re glad they would choose to return once again!                              
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HBA Welcomes back Justin, Carly and Nash as summer interns!

Janice
General News, People, Photos
HBA is pleased to announce the return of Justin Creese, Carly Bromwell, and Nash Euman to our staff as summer interns. All three were with us last summer and are returning for their second and third years respectively. Justin Justin is a recent graduate of Pratt where he completed his Bachelor of Architecture in 2019. Justin recently relocated to the Virginia Beach area. For his thesis he worked on a project dealing with a natural disaster response system post hurricane Maria and a design manual teaching the basics of architecture to incoming freshman, he likes to draw and loves the beach front!   Carly Carly is a rising senior at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), graduating 2021 and is studying abroad in Switzerland next spring.  At school she is the ‘Better Box Design Chair’ for Habitat for Humanity and has been working on a design for a low-cost, efficient single-family home.  In her free time she likes to stay active by hiking, biking, paddle-boarding, snow boarding,  etc.  This summer she is learning to play the guitar. She is excited to be back at HBA and is very grateful to have this opportunity.   Nas
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HBA Welcomes Sam Harlow and Matthew Gump as Summer interns

Janice
General News, People, Photos
HBA is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Harlow and Matthew Gump to our staff as Summer Interns.   Sam Harlow Sam is a rising 4th year student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). She is a first-gen student and has two dogs at home. She enjoys making ceramics in her spare time. She will be studying abroad in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland in the fall.   Matt Gump Matt is a rising 3rd year student at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), and is a part of a long line of Hokies. He enjoys reading, writing, playing board games, and running Dungeons & Dragons.  At school he worked on a tool belt design for NASA (in picture). We look forward to having them join us this summer.
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HBA to Observe Summer Hours

Janice
General News, People
To allow our staff a little more time to enjoy the summer season and spend more time with their families, HBA will be observing “summer hours” now through Labor Day, closing at noon on Fridays. Office hours remain 8:00 am through 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Have a great summer!
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