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VIA Concepts' principal, Tat Chan, was the appointed Design Awards Chair for the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In this position, Mr. Chan is responsible for the 2004 Jacksonville Chapter AIA Design Awards Program.

VIA Concepts believes that different viewpoints are important elements in the education, development, and advancement of the next generation of architects.

Our principal, Tat Chan was invited to be a guest juror at University of Florida's School of Architecture - Master Research Projects, Spring 2004. The event was held at the Architecture Building in Gainesville.

The Jacksonville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, The St. Joe Company, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), again invited VIA Concepts' Tat Chan, to attend the FAMU College of Architecture Jacksonville Studio as a juror, featuring graduate students' work. This year, the projects focused on urban design and architectural solutions for various areas within the Brooklyn-Riverside community in Jacksonville. The final jury was held in the St. Joe Company's Creative Services Charrette Room with a panoramic view of the Brooklyn - Riverside neighborhood, the project site.

VIA Concepts submitted a design in the HOME House Project for the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). The objective was to create a low-income house, like a Habitat for Humanity house, that is dignified, appealing, and economical. Our entry was selected to be in the traveling exhibition of the project. Discussions are underway with SECCA and the University of North Carolina Press regarding the publication of selected projects in an upcoming book.

Some of Mr. Chan's illustrations were featured in the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Institute of Architects' Young Architects Forum (YAF). The YAF krE-'at exhibition was held in Daryl Bunn Studios, Jacksonville.