Partners in Education and Research

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We collaborate and partner with numerous organizations, including ACSA, AIAS, NOMA, NAAB, and NCARB. Plus, we jointly sponsor research publications and events with  SBSE, BTES, and ARCC, including posting our annual Intersections Symposium Proceedings on BRIK.

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students.

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Architecture Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)

The Architectural Research Centers Consortium, Inc. (ARCC) is an international association of architectural research centers committed to the expansion of the research culture and a supporting infrastructure in architecture and related design disciplines. Since its founding as a non-profit corporation in 1976, ARCC has represented a concerted commitment to the improvement of the physical environment and the quality of life.

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Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

The mission of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is to lead architectural education and research. ACSA is a nonprofit association of more than 200 member schools in several categories. Through these schools, over 5,000 architecture faculty are represented.

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Building Research Information Knowledgebase (BRIK)

In partnership with the National Institutes of Building Sciences, a digital platform  providing professionally reviewed research on the built environment.

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Building Technology Educators Society (BTES)

An organization of architectural educators, passionate about teaching the technology of building design and construction. The mission of the BTES is to promote and publish the best pedagogic practices, relevant research, scholarship, and other creative activity to facilitate student learning, advance innovation, and enhance the status of our disciplines in the profession at large.

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Building Technologies Research and Integration Center (BTRIC) - Oak Ridge National Lab

Early-stage research and development in building technologies, with the aim of improving the energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of residential and commercial buildings. Research focuses on building envelopes, equipment, building systems integration, energy storage and building-to-grid interactions, sensors, transactive controls, and data modeling and simulation.

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National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)

The NAAB develops and maintains a system of accreditation in professional architecture education that is responsive to the needs of society and allows institutions with varying resources and circumstances to evolve according to their individual needs.

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National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

A nonprofit organization made up of the architectural licensing boards of 54 states and territories. NCARB develops and administers national programs for licensure candidates and architects to ensure they have the mobility to go wherever their career takes them.

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National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

NOMA is dedicated to the development and advancement of minority architects. Its mission is to build a strong national organization, strong chapters and strong members for the purpose of minimizing the effect of racism in our profession.

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Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE)

The Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) is an association of university educators and practitioners in architecture and related disciplines who support excellence in the teaching of environmental science and building technologies.

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Solar Decathlon Challenges

The AIA is sponsoring the 2020 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado (April 2020) and the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge in Washington, DC (June/July 2020).

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Image credits

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Greg Powers