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Conferences & Events
2013 AIA National Convention
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The AIA Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, except for Federal Holidays. Please be advised, the AIA Gallery space also functions as an event rental space. AIA reserves the right to close the public hours of operation at anytime for a private event rental.View the current Exhibit
CAE FAll Conference
Join us in San Francisco Nov. 6-9 for the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) 2013 Fall Conference.
This conference will explore how design thinking and creativity are uniquely demonstrated in examples in the San Francisco Bay Area, including K-12 schools, post-secondary schools, museums, and corporate learning environments. Themes of learning through design thinking, environmental responsibility, technology, and making and tinkering will be emphasized. Our dialogue and tours will include thought leaders supporting the conference themes, and educators, allied professionals, architects, and designers speaking to what the future may soon look like in a learning environment near you.
A limited block of rooms has been reserved at The Sir Francis Drake Hotel at 450 Powell Street in San Francisco, CA. The reservation deadline has passed. But you are still encouraged to stay at the host hotel.
Registration includes four days of tours throughout the San Francisco area, breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a reception to close each day.
Architect's Knowledge Resource
- Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, BC
- Architect: LMN Architects + MCM/DA
The most visible evidence of the project's approach to ecology is its six-acre living roof, hosting some 400,000 indigenous plants & 240,000 bees. The roof's sloping forms set up natural drainage & seed migration patterns.Discover more in the Architect's Knowledge Resource
Face of the AIA
- Moderator: Mike Crosbie, Ph.D, AIA
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Help the AIA Build the Architect's Knowledge Resource
- Participate in member forums
- Post your projects and professional resources
- Access members-only resources
- Date: July 16, 2013
- Location: AIA New York (New York, NY)
Be part of an audience-centered, informal and dialogue-friendly workshop experience for CES Registered Providers. This workshop will cover an overview of CES policies and procedures, CES Discovery Training, tips for developing learning objectives and effective PowerPoint’s so you can design your courses properly in the context of the CES policy, Quality Assurance, and much more!
- Date: July 31-August 2, 2013
- Location: Atlanta, GA
The 2013 AIA Knowledge Leadership Assembly, scheduled for July 31-August 2 in Atlanta, GA, will provide an opportunity for Knowledge Community Leaders, Board Knowledge Community Representatives, Council of Architectural Component Executives, and AIA Staff to network, share knowledge and best practices, and build coalitions over the course of three days.Learn more
- Date: August 1-2, 2013
- Location: Savannah, GA
SGN representatives will gather to discuss important advocacy issues facing state components and their members. The 2013 SGN Annual Meeting will focus on policy issues that relate not only to the practice of architecture but also the business of architecture as well. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts and colleagues best practices and new ideas to protect and advance the profession.Learn more
Plan a Green Meeting
The time for talk is over
Green design should be a goal for everyone to leave a greener footprint for future generations, starting today. That's what our Walk the Walk campaign is all about.Join the AIA's Walk the Walk Sustainability Initiative
AIA Community Service/Legacy Program
The AIA Legacy Events program was developed to promote sustainability and a legacy in the cities we visit. The AIA and American Institute of Architecture Students are working jointly to promote team-building and a dedication to leave a city better than it was before we arrived. Through volunteer activities we hope to create a lasting memory for architects, architectural students, and the general public.View the first issue of the AIA Legacy Event Newsletter
Green Meeting Tips
Before you throw your jack-o-lanterns and decorative gourds in the trash can, consider this frightful fact: the seeds from pumpkins germinate in landfills and the pumpkin vines create significant problems when composting trash. Instead, consider more environmentally friendly alternatives for recycling your Halloween and autumn decor: Chop up your pumpkin and burry it in your garden. Pumpkins are biodegradable and easily break down in the Earth's soil; Compost the pumpkin. Pumpkins can do wonders for soil, but make sure to remove the seeds before sending it to the compost; Recycle it as a plant potter. Arrange flowers and other greenery in the top of your pumpkin to use as table decor; Discard it in a forest or woodsy area. Insects and animals, like squirrels and deer, will naturally break the pumpkin down by making a snack of it.
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