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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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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. Read 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.
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.
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. Read more.
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!
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
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 = 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