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AIA Convention 2014: June 26–28
Connect with the world’s brightest architects, designers, innovators, and provocateurs at AIA Convention 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
We’re inviting you to be a part of an experience that is designed with purpose. A reimagined AIA National Convention that presents a fresh, new approach to how architects learn, engage, and connect with one another.
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- Date: April 27-30, 2014
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
The Value of Design in Education: Enhancing Learning Through Design
With our last international conference in 2011 quickly fading in memory,
we will be visiting the Mediterranean port city of Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona has a rich heritage in creative design, including Picasso,
Gaudi, Miro and Dali. We will explore how this passion for design informs
educational environments new and old, and we will emphasize
the Value of Design for Learning. Don’t miss it!
- Date: May 15, 2014
- Location: New York, NY
We will examine how entertainment architecture, specifically theater and performing arts venues, have been instrumental in revitalizing a critical urban district – 42nd Street, from a derelict area back into a vital and vibrant entertainment district and international tourism draw.
- Date: May 15-18, 2014
- Location: New York, NY
We will spend three days exploring design in New York City. As with all of our conferences, we will be pulling out all possible stops to give our members the opportunity to visit seldom seen architectural structures. The Spring Conference also includes the Annual Member Slideshow where all COD members have six slides and sixty seconds to show their work from the last year.
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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