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Celebrating National Architecture Week 2013
Thousands of people around the country are participating in National Architecture Week (April 7–13) this week. Celebrated annually, the AIA launched National Architecture Week in 2007 to honor the positive contributions architects make to society and to recognize their efforts to enhance the public’s appreciation of good design.
Throughout the week, architecture enthusiasts have been snapping and sharing inspiring photos via social media. Using the #ArchWeek13 hashtag on Instagram or Twitter, users are submitting a photo of architecture that inspires them--and for the chance to win the “Architecture Is Awesome” sweepstakes. Five lucky winners, who will each receive a $50 Amazon gift card, will be announced on Monday, April 15.
The hashtag also is allowing fans to follow along on Pinterest, where followers take part in a celebration of architectural history as well as “architect spotlights” that highlight the men and women who work in the field today.
A new Facebook page showcases architects and their achievements. For seven days, fans of National Architecture Week are getting to know architects and their work, see innovative projects, and join in the conversation.
Additionally, the AIA is featuring a gallery of architects and links to their individual profiles. Q&As with each discuss their approach to architecture, their favorite buildings, as well as what inspires them in their work.
National Architecture Week is a true celebration of how architecture impacts us every day and the response has been dramatic. The “Architecture Is Awesome” sweepstakes has received nearly 800 photo submissions to date. The new National Architecture Week Facebook Page acquired more than 4,500 new “Likes,” and overall, #ArchWeek13 has reached more than four million people to date.