Virginia By Design Awards
This program recognizes the best efforts of designers or visionaries in Virginia, who by profession or avocation elevate the power of design through creating, preserving, and enhancing design in Virginia for the public good. Bestowal of the awards occurs in April at the Brunch at The Branch House. Awards include the Prize for Public Interest; the Emerging Designer Award; the Design Achievement Honor; the Award for Vision in Design; and The Branch Medallion.
Architecture Camp is a 5-day experience for middle schoolers that immerses campers in the world of architecture and design. The Branch House is their workshop, as they explore the built environment that surrounds them. Campers are challenged to think critiically about architecture, and they are challenged to understand that design can improve their quality of life and impact their community. Using the Branch House as a learning tool, curriculum explores all steps of the building and design process.