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AIA Strategic Alliances & Initiatives announcements

AIA Strategic Alliances & Initiatives regularly features important industry and allied organization articles and announcements here. Follow AIA Strategic Alliances & Initiatives on Twitter for @AIAAlliances for regular updates.

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February 2014

NAAB Announces lottery for 2015 Procedures retreat

Six people will be selected through a lottery to join the NAAB Task Force at a retreat scheduled for April 6-7. 2014. The purpose of the retreat s to review proposals and develop a framework for drafting the 2015 edition of the Procedures for Accreditation. Applications closed February 28, 2014.

January 2014

AIA seeks applicants to serve on NAAB school visits

Each year, AIA is invited to nominate practitioners from diverse education, practice, and geographic backgrounds to serve as AIA representatives on National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) school accreditation visits. The nomination is valid for four years, 2015-2018, and may include up to one school visit per year. Our members find that participation in these visits is an informative and rewarding leadership opportunity to advance architectural education. Applications closed February 28, 2014.

December 2013

AIA, AIA Foundation, and ACSA Announce Call for Papers

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA Foundation, and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) invite the submission of abstracts of ongoing or recently completed design and research projects that address the intersection of design and human health. The projects should propose solutions to specific conditions or use quantitative or qualitative methods to document the positive impact of design interventions on human health. Abstracts were due Wednesday, February 12.

October 2013

Registration opens for UIA 2014 Durban

Register now for the 2014 International Union of Architects World Congress next August in Durban, South Africa.   Against the backdrop of this diverse and multi-layered city, UIA 2014 Durban invites practitioners, academics, designers and students from all disciplines involved with city making to contribute to a unique debate on human settlements and the evolution of cities.  The Congress theme – ‘architecture OTHERWHERE’ – will celebrate diversity by exploring other communities, other regions, other disciplines, and other ways of thinking about, practicing and teaching in the built environment.   Register now.

Architects find leadership in Sustainability

As sustainability has evolved from an emerging trend to a mainstream global movement, architects are uniquely positioned to play a leadership role in influencing and advancing the future through their work. The Sustainability Leadership Opportunity Scan, prepared by Mary Ann Lazarus, FAIA, identifies four priority areas where the AIA can most effectively strengthen the sustainable leadership of architects. Learn more.

September 2013

UIA 2014 Durban focuses on connections

Connections, diversity, integration, resilience, sustainability, accountability and humility. UIA 2014 Durban invites practitioners, academics, designers and students from all disciplines involved in city-making to contribute to a unique debate on human settlements and the evolution of cities. This dynamic, challenging and inspiring conversation will happen against the backdrop of one of Africa's most diverse and multi-layered cities.Learn more.

August 2013

International Presidents Meet at AIA Convention

The presidents of a dozen national, regional, and international architectural associations, along with the presidents of the U.S. collateral organizations, met for a two-hour business meeting on Friday, June 21, 2013, to discuss in a multilateral forum the role of architects as leaders in practice, business and society. This was the twelfth year of the International Presidents’ Forum, first held at the AIA's 2002 National Convention. Learn more.

July 2013

NCARB Releases updated NCARB by the Numbers

In the 2013 release of NCARB By the Numbers, NCARB updates key measures and expanded the publication to include new metrics on the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). On positive trend that deserves to be highlighted is the health of the profession as a whole. Learn more.

Case Study features AIA Members participating in the 1% Program

Ruhl Walker Architects designs Hawaii Wildlife Center

Public Architecture has just released the second in an on-going series of case studies that feature projects by AIA members participating in The 1% who are making pro bono service an integral part of design practice. Learn more.

June 2013

New Era for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE)

A new path forward for the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) was revealed at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) 94th Annual Meeting. The NCARB Board of Directors has approved the development of ARE 5.0, the next version of the examination, which will incorporate dramatic new breakthroughs in graphic testing methods. Learn More.

AIA Foresight Report Environmental Scan Released

In a world that moves quickly, architects need bleeding edge research tailored to their businesses in order to effectively plan for the future. The new AIA Foresight Report features timely research that outlines real and potential business needs for members, whether in large or small firms. Working with the Greenway Group, a respected organization providing insights into the design and construction profession, the report contains readily implementable strategies related to sustainability, building performance, technology, leadership, and more. Free to AIA members, the AIA Foresight Report is available for purchase by non-members as a digital PDF ($24.99). Learn more.

May 2013

Partnership between public health and green building industry promotes healthy behaviors

As public health organizations and built environment organizations, like AIA, continue to build partnerships through collaboration we will see an increase in positive health outcomes. According to a recent article published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, these collaborations can reduce childhood obesity by driving changes in the design of buildings and outdoor space to promote physical and healthy eating. Learn more.

April 2013

2014-2016 Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship Application Open!

Deadline is July 10 at 5 pm EST

The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship offers early career architects the opportunity for first-hand training and experience in sustainable community design work. The Fellowship partners these emerging leaders with local community development organizations for three year to work in the community, forging local ties and expanding the capacity of their host organizations to create sustainable, affordable housing and thriving neighborhoods.

For the 2014-2016 class, six fellowship positions are available in communities around the country. Learn more.

March 2013

NAED hosts "Designing Intelligent Environments" workshop

National event demonstrates the value of smart technologies in creating sustainable built environments

The National Academy of Environmental Design and the National Building Museum co-hosted the workshop “Designing Intelligent Environments, Social and Ethical Implications” to explore the exploding role of new technologies in shaping the built environment. Leaders from across North America, including AIA representatives, convened at the National Building Museum to present emerging digital-physical interfaces. Learn more.

February 2013

EBie Deadline Extended!

Deadline: March 12, 2013

The entry deadline for the EBie Awards is now Tuesday, March 12 at 11:59 EST. Now in its second year, the EBies celebrate performance improvements in existing buildings from across the country and the people who made them happen. So there's still time to submit your project and potentially walk the green carpet as an EBie Finalist on June 19 at the Hard Rock Cafe Theatre in NYC!

A few notes about submissions:

    • All projects must be completed in 2011. However, they may have a start date prior to 2011.

    • The "Before Period" is the 12-month period prior to the Project Start and the source of your "Before" Portfolio Manager data. The "After Period" is the 12-month period after the Project End, and also requires Portfolio Manager Data.

    • Entrants should refer to the EBie Scorecard when preparing a submission to understand how the jury will be evaluating each project.

Case Study features AIA Members participating in the 1% Program

STUDIOS Architecture designs Kiva Headquarters

Public Architecture has just released the second in an on-going series of case studies that feature projects by AIA members participating in The 1% who are making pro bono service an integral part of design practice. Learn more.

January 2013

everyONE makes a difference

Support AIA work in Public Architecture's 1% Program through March 1

Interface and Universal Fibers encourage architects, designers, and the social-media savvy to champion meaningful work in the design community using the hashtag (#IFeveryONE) between now and March 1, 2013. Share, retweet, or love a story including the everyONE logo on Interface's social chanel to donate $1 to Public Architecture's 1% Program. Learn more about the AIA-Public Architecture partnership.

Architecture for Humanity seeks Regional Program Manager

Apply to join Architecture for Humanity's team in support of their rebuilding program in the East Coast region affected by Hurricane Sandy. The Regional Program Manager will facilitate design charrettes to ensure community engagement, serve as a liaison between clients and project partners, and manage multiple impactful projects. Apply today!

December 2012

NEA "Our Town" grants help architects build community

Deadline: January 14, 2013

Over the last three years, NEA’s “Our Town” grant program has contributed $11.57 million to fund 131 creative place making projects across the country. Numerous AIA Members, including Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, and Stephen Luoni, Assoc. AIA, have leveraged these funds to innovatively encourage creative behavior and economic development in their communities. Apply now.

US Department of State anticipates awarding 25 IDIQ contracts

Deadline: January 24, 2013

The Department of State's Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is seeking to prequalify firms for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for Design-Build Construction and Construction projects at various Department of State posts and other facilities worldwide. The Department of State anticipates awarding 25 IDIQ contracts. Learn more.

Weigh in on proposed NAAB Changes

Deadline: February 23, 2013

On October 20, 2012 the Board of Directors of the National Architectural Accrediting Board approved the first reading of an amendment to Section 2 of The NAAB Procedures for Accreditation, 2012 Edition, which is now open to review and comment until February 23. The change is to increase the maximum term of accreditation for a professional degree program from six to eight years. Learn more.

EBies Celebrate Outstanding Building Performance

Deadline: February 26, 2013

The EBies recognize “unsung heroes” who have made great strides in improving environmental performance but whose accomplishments may otherwise go unheralded – not just building owners, but building operators, commissioning agents, lighting designers, plumbing engineers, and others. Unlike other awards, the EBies are based on measurable improvements in performance as well as innovation and scalability. Learn more.

Apply to serve on NAAB school visits

Deadline: March 1, 2013

Each year the AIA nominates approximately 10-15 practitioners from various geographic locations to serve as AIA representatives on National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) school visits. Nominations are for a four year term, 2014-2017, and AIA representatives may be scheduled for up to one school visit per year. Learn more.

November 2012

The AIA at the XXIV Pan American Congress of Architects: Building Global Connections

The XXIV Pan American Congress of Architects, the largest event organized by the Federacion Panamericana de Asociaciones de Arquitectos - FPAA, will be hosted by the Institute of Architects of Brazil - IAB from November 27 to 30 2012, at the Cultural Centre and Exhibition of Maceio city, capital of the State of Alagoas, Brazil. Three members of AIA leadership - AIA President, Jeff Potter, FAIA; AIA Treasurer, Gabriel Durand-Hollis, FAIA; and AIA International Director and UIA Region III Vice President, Thomas Vonier, FAIA, RIBA, will represent the AIA in Maceio. Participants will discuss national and continental issues related to the demands and needs in different nations and various socio-cultural realities. Follow the AIA’s participation in the XXIV CPA and FPAA Assembly.

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Greenbuild 2012 went beyond buildings by bringing technology and sustainability together in the global green movement. What did you do @Greenbuild? Visit www.greenbuildingexpo.org and follow @Greenbuild for more info.

October 2012

Public Architecture features AIA member work in new pro bono case study

Public Architecture and AIA are pleased to publish Hayes Valley Playground and Clubhouse, the first of an on-going series of case studies that feature projects by AIA members participating in The 1% Program who are making pro bono service an integral part of design practice. Download the case study.

Check out this month's #aiachat with Public Architecture!

Read the transcript from this month's chat with San Francisco-based design firm Public Architecture about pro bono work and social impact design. Or learn more about Public Architecture's 1% Program.

September 2012

Rising Architecture Markets: Busan and Panama City Invest in High-Rises

International demands for contemporary architecture present increase opportunities for AIA members domestically and abroad. These two cities on opposite ends of the globe share a strong economic background built on busy ports and their status as industrial trading hubs. Learn more.

#aiachat with Public Architecture

Chat with San Francisco-based design firm Public Architecture about pro bono work and social impact design at the October AIA Twitter chat on 10/3 at 2 pm ET. Learn more.

AIA Launches 10-Year Commitment to Make Design a Catalyst for Public Health with ACSA, Clinton Global Initiative

Read about the AIA's Commitment to Action, announced at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting by AIA EVP and Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. Learn more.

August 2012

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo

Greenbuild 2012 is going beyond buildings by bringing technology and sustainability together in the global green movement. What will you do @Greenbuild? It starts with you. It starts @Greenbuild! Visit www.greenbuildingexpo.org and follow @Greenbuild for more info.

XXIV Pan American Congress of Architects

The XXIV Pan American Congress of Architects, the largest event organized by the Federacion Panamericana de Asociaciones de Arquitectos - FPAA, will be hosted by the Institute of Architects of Brazil - IAB from November 27 to 30 2012, at the Cultural Centre and Exhibition of Maceio city, capital of the State of Alagoas, Brazil. Three members of AIA leadership - AIA President, Jeff Potter, FAIA; AIA Treasurer, Gabriel Durand-Hollis, FAIA; and AIA International Director and UIA Region III Vice President, Thomas Vonier, FAIA, RIBA, will represent the AIA in Maceio. Participants will discuss national and continental issues related to the demands and needs in different nations and various socio-cultural realities. Learn more.

July 2012

Take Five: Opportunities Overseas

The world is shrinking. It doesn’t take a scientist to tell us that a combination of factors has metaphorically compressed the globe. Consider these developments from the late 20th and early 21st centuries: satellite and digital communications, video technologies, accessible international jet transportation, and, for Western trade and commerce, the omnipresence of the English language. We can literally go wherever the work is. Learn more.

June 2012

Unbuilt→Built: The Influence of the Progressive Architecture Awards open at AIA through Aug. 31!

As part of the National Building Museum's "Unbuilt: A Trio of Exhibitions," the AIA Galleries (1735 New York Ave NW) are hosting an exhibition that features 25 recipients of the Progressive Architecture (P/A) Award that were not only realized, but have influenced other designers, thinkers, and architectural theorists. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, except for Federal holidays, through August 31. Learn more.

Didn't make it to Convention last month?

Allied organizations from around the world joined us at the 2012 AIA National Convention in Washington, D.C. last month to discuss common issues facing architects and the practice of architecture. From networking events, like the AIA-Public Architecture Toast to The 1% Partnership, to business meetings, such as the International Presidents' Forum, we connected with leaders from around the globe. Stay tuned for highlights from Convention!

May 2012

Get Ready for Convention!

Join the AIA and its Strategic Alliances at the 2012 AIA National Convention in Washington, DC. Allied organizations from around the world will join the AIA to discuss common issues facing architects and the practice of architecture. Network with architectural leaders from Costa Rica to Japan at the International Presidents' Forum and the International Committee Reception. Connect Globally at Convention.

April 2012

Celebrate National Architecture Week with AIA

National Architecture Week, April 8-14, is a time to showcase the positive role architects play in our communities and hightlight the power of design. AIA is hosting a national conversation on how architecture contributes to health, our sense of security, productivity, and identity. Learn more.

April is National Landscape Architecture Month

With the theme of Public Health and Landscape Architecture, the ASLA's National Landscape Architecture Month 2012 invites landscape architects across the country to educate the public as to how their profession is well poised to address these troubling issues. Learn more.

January 2012

January = National Mentoring Month

AIA Alliances fosters a relationship with A/C/E Mentor, a unique partnership among architects, construction managers, engineers and others to attract young people to the profession. Learn ten reasons why YOU should become a mentor. Learn more.

 

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