Milestones

Since its Founders Meeting in February 2002, ArchVoices:

incorporated in the State of Georgia (February 2002);

received its first financial contribution from the Boston Society of Architects and earned the Creative Achievement Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (March 2002);

announced plans to organize the 2002 National Internship Summit (April 2002);

launched a professionally-designed website and received the Associate AIA National Special Accomplishment Award from the AIA National Associates Committee (May 2002);

held its first Board of Directors meeting (June 2002);

was granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status by the Internal Revenue Service (August 2002);

hosted the 2002 National Internship Summit (October 2002);

participated in the Collateral Internship Management Group meeting and received the Associates Special Accomplishment Award from AIA California Council (November 2002);

topped 10,000 subscribers (January 2003);

launched its first annual essay competition and held its second annual Advisory Committee Retreat in Pittsburgh (February 2003);

administered the 2003 Internship & Career Survey jointly with the AIA (March 2003);

participated in the inaugural Data Summit, sponsored by the AIA Diversity Committee (April 2003);

coordinated two continuing education seminars at the AIA National Convention (May 2003);

commissioned Albert Vercerka of Esto to visit a series of high-profile firms in New York City and photograph young professionals at work (June 2003);

unveiled the first official ArchVoices logo, designed by ArtChaology (July 2003);

contributed to the editing of the AIA Journal on "Tomorrow's Architects" (August 2003);

introduced an HTML newsletter format, a totally redesigned ArchVoices.org website, and a dedicated website to document the 2003 NAAB Validation Conference (September 2003);

published the first-ever print publication on internship, Architectural Internship: Everybody's Issue as well as the ArchVoices/AIA 2003 Internship & Career Survey Final Report (October 2003);

coordinated a daylong symposium called Fast Forward during Build Boston, the annual tradeshow of the Boston Society of Architects and AIA New York (November 2003);

launched its second annual ArchVoices Essay Competition (January 2003);

held its third annual Advisory Group Retreat in Raleigh, NC (February 2003);

revised its organizational structure to include a six-person Board of Directors, twelve-person Board of Advisors, and twenty-person Advisory Group (March 2003);

celebrated its fifth anniversary on Monday, May 24, 2004 by republishing the first-ever issue of ArchVoices newsletter (May 2003);

introduced a mini-poster at the AIA Convention, promoting discussion of the "ARE concurrent with internship" (June 2003);

coordinated a daylong symposium called "Pause, Rewind" during Build Boston, the annual tradeshow of the Boston Society of Architects (November 2004); and

launched Version 3.0 of the ArchVoices.org website and corresponding HTML newsletter as well as the third annual archVoices essay competition (January 2005).

held its fourth annual Advisory Committee Retreat in Dallas (February 2005); and

partnered with the AIA and NCARB on the 2005 Internship & Career Survey (March 2005).