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Learning Beyond the Studio

Education outside the studio was a central theme at the 24th World Congress of Architecture, alongside and embedded in other themes like cultural heritage, sustainability, and disaster mitigation. Katherine L. Schwensenn, FAIA, a member of the AIA delegation to UIA and Chair of the School of Architecture at Clemson University, addressed the issue at UIA 2011. Read More

(Robert Ivy, the AIA's EVP/Chief Executive Officer,and Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, sustainable design director at HOK, at UIA 2011. (Photo Credit: Steve West in Tokyo)
(Robert Ivy, the AIA's EVP/Chief Executive Officer, at UIA 2011 (Photo Credit: Steve West in Tokyo)
(Rachel Minnery, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, chair of the AIA’s Disaster Assistance Advisory Group, at UIA 2011. (Photo Credit: Steve West in Tokyo)
(Jeff Potter, FAIA, 2011 First Vice President (left) and 2012 President-elect, and Clark D. Manus, FAIA, and 2011 AIA President, inspecting earthquake and tsunami-struck Sendai, Japan.)
(AIA leaders meet Archi+Aid leaders in Sendai, Japan. Prof Onoda and Prof. Horiguchi, who volunteer with schools, students, and affected communities. Founder Hitoshi Abe is head of architecture program at UCLA.)
(MARY ANN LAZARUS, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, at UIA 2011 (Photo Credit: Steve West in Tokyo)
(Katherine L. Schwennsen, FAIA, Chair of Clemson University’s School of Architecture, at UIA 2011. (Photo Credit: Steve West in Tokyo)
(George Kunihiro, FAIA, President, Architects Regional Council of Asia, at UIA 2011. (Photo Credit: Steve West in Tokyo)
(Rachel Minnery, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, chair of the AIA's Disaster Assistance Advisory Group, at UIA 2011. (Photo Credit: Steve West in Tokyo)
(Robert Ivy, the AIA's EVP/Chief Executive Officer,and Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, sustainable design director at HOK, at UIA 2011. (Photo Credit: Steve West in Tokyo)
(Robert Ivy, the AIA's EVP/Chief Executive Officer, at UIA 2011 (Photo Credit: Steve West in Tokyo)
(Rick Lincicome, AIA, Senior Vice President and Principal at AECOM Ellerbe Becket, at UIA 2011. (Photo Credit: Steve West in Tokyo)
(The Tokyo International Forum is a multi-purpose center in Tokyo, Japan and is home to UIA 2011. (Photo Credit: TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM CO., LTD.)
(The Tokyo International Forum was designed by New York architect Rafael Vinoly, FAIA, Rafael Vinoly Architects. (Photo Credit: TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM CO., LTD.)
(Rick Lincicome, AIA, Senior Vice President and Principal at AECOM Ellerbe Becket, and Katherine L. Schwennsen, FAIA, Chair of Clemson University’s School of Architecture, at UIA 2011. (Photo Credit: Steve West in Tokyo)
(Completed in 1996, the Tokyo International Forum features swooping curves of steel truss and glass; the outside is shaped like an elongated boat. (Photo Credit: TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM CO., LTD.)
(Mori Tower will be the scene of a major networking event at UIA 2011. It is a 54-story mixed-use skyscraper located in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo. (Photo Credit: TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM CO., LTD.)
(Mori Tower is a mixed-use facility that is used for retail and office space. The tower's first six floors house retail stores and restaurants. (Photo Credit: TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM CO., LTD.)

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  • Described as the ''Olympics of Architecture,'' the UIA World Congress is a major international architectural event that attracts around 10,000 architects, engineers, researchers and students. Since the inaugural World Congress in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1948, it has taken place triennial in 23 different cities around the world.

     

    On the theme of ''DESIGN 2050,'' UIA 2011 TOKYO, the first UIA World Congress in Japan, will provide participants with opportunities to discuss the future of architecture and cities through various programs, including keynote speeches, technical sessions, international competition, workshops, exhibitions and tours.

    UIA2011 TOKYO will be a touchstone for divining architecture towards 2050 and beyond.

    Send your comments on the event to international@aia.org and we will post them in this comment box.

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