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AIA Members Leading Meetings in Brazil
By Jessica Salmoiraghi, Director, Federal Regulatory Relations & Legislative Counsel
The AIA with President Jeff Potter and Treasurer Gabriel Durand Hollis will be leading meetings with Brazilian architects, municipalities, and corporations on Monday, November 26th in Rio de Janeiro. These meetings will focus on avenues for AIA members can partner with Brazilian architects on infrastructure and building projects in Brazil. This is an opportunity for the AIA to make valuable connections with Brazilian organizations to enhance partnership opportunities for American architects.
Brazil has a number of large challenges in the near future which require architects’ knowledge and creativity. Brazil will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which is creating demand for stadium development, hospitality, airports and other related buildings and planning throughout the country. Brazil is also hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Gabriel Durand Hollis participated in the selection team for AECOM who won the master plan for the Olympics. However, there are a number of opportunities for large scale, sustainable development throughout the city to support this enormous event. Finally, there are opportunities in North-Eastern Brazil, as the state governments are developing tourist and business districts to support new industries.
There will be more information coming out of Brazil, but if you are interested in connecting with this mission, follow @AIA_Advocacy on Twitter for real-time feeds.
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