DAA Weekly Reading List: Lasting Positive Impact, Maps, & Legislation

  What’s new and noteworthy this week in the engineering and design world? At Draper Aden Associates, we’re following these stories and think you should too! Lasting, Positive Impact It feels fantastic when we achieve our goal of making a lasting, positive impact in the communities in which we work and live in. It’s even better when we are recognized with a prestigious award such as the 2016 Pinnacle Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia. Read more about the preservation of a beloved community landmark, the East End Theater of Richmond, at         A Close Up From Space Bright colors can always be counted on to grab children’s attention and a larger than life satellite map with enhanced hues is getting the attention of little ones at the Blacksburg Children’s Museum.  The geospatial display is part of an exciting new weather exhibit in development. Partnering with the museum and the College...

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A Major Award!

The holidays are here and so is award season. We’re pleased to announce we are the winners of an ACEC Virginia 2016 Grand Award and in the running for the national prize! This past year, DAA Virtual Construction took on the renovation of the East End Theater in Richmond’s historical Church Hill neighborhood. The starting condition of the theater was extremely dilapidated, including a missing roof and plants growing throughout. With no documentation on the building, this was the perfect candidate to use scanning and BIM technology provided in-house by DAA. The project has also been recognized by ULI (Urban Land Institute) of Virginia, who gave it their 2015 Vision Award for Best Renovation or Adaptive Reuse. We’re extremely proud of the finished project and to be recognized for its success. We expect our leg lamp in the mail any day now. Read the more at

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