Attn: Emerging Professionals – Scholarships to Cover Knowledge Fall Conferences Available
Tamzin Howerton | 202-626-7358
Each 2011 AIA Knowledge Scholarship will fund a dedicated and knowledgeable person to attend a Knowledge Community fall conference in order to cover the event via social media, capture the content and deliver a variety of products to wider audiences during and after the conference. The AIA Knowledge Community conferences are forums for national dialogue, research and networking in niche professional interest areas. Applications are due August 15, 2011. Download the program overview and application today!
The College of Fellows has established a small grants fund to assist AIA components in the development of programs which foster the mission of Young Architects and Associates. These funds may be used to enhance the activities of an existing Emerging Professionals group or as seed money to help start a new one. Because one of the goals of the component grants program is to make Emerging Professionals groups a vital component activity, an explanation or demonstration of component commitment and support is essential.All grants must be for a specific program or activity of a local, state, or regional Emerging Professionals group and should address at least one of the following: mentorship, ARE, and/or IDP initiatives. General component activities or programs are not eligible. All grants are made to an AIA component. There is a total of $40,000 available for the program this year with a maximum limit of $5,000 for each grant. Proposals with matching funds are encouraged.
How to apply: Please see the pdf flyer
Follow these steps to respond to the Call:
Mortensen currently serves as the NAC Advocacy Director and previously served as the 2003 – 2004 President of the American Institute of Architecture Students. He holds Masters in Architecture, Urban Design, and Social Work from Washington University. His passion is the exploration of built environments that facilitate the creation of bridging social capitol and civic engagement. His professional aspirations are distinctly “alternative” and include teaching, research and socially-oriented practice.
Matthew Hart, April Trojniak, and Patrick Weber were elected as directors-at-large. Hart, the 2011 – 2012 South Atlantic Regional Associate Director, has been with IPG Architects in Valdosta, Georgia since 2005. He is currently engaged in the firm’s Education Studio and is project manager for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, The Technical College System of Georgia, and K-12 projects. Weber, the 2010-2011 Gulf States Regional Associate Director, has been in the Nashville office of Looney Ricks Kiss Architects for the past four years. He also serves as on the AIA Middle Tennessee Board of Directors as an Associate Director, assisting with the Emerging Professionals and Programs committees. Trojniak currently serves as the Central States Regional Associate Director.Mortensen, Hart, Trojniak, and Weber will join 2011 NAC Chair Ashley Clark and 2011 Associate Director William Turner to round out the 2012 NAC Executive Board.
At the AIA National Convention and Design Expo in New Orleans, the delegates elected the 2012 – 2013 Officers:
Read about the newly elected officers in the May 13 issue of AIArchitect.
The scholarship honors the legacy of Jason Pettigrew by recognizing the significant contributions of interns at early stages in their careers and encourages them to complete the licensure process by defraying costs associated with the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).
This year, the jury noted that the record number of applications from impressive candidates made the selection process quite difficult.
More information about the 2011 recipients will be posted to the Jason Pettigrew page. They will also be featured in upcoming issues of AIArchitect.
A new book , Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy, by Ross Perlin, will be published by Verso Books in May. In this book, Perlin chronicles the rise of professional internships and challenges unethical and illegal compensation practices and the companies, organizations, and institutions that perpetuate them. The publisher states that Intern Nation serves as "The first no-holds-barred exposé of the exploitative and divisive world of internships."
Perlin interviewed AIA staff members Kevin Fitzgerald and Brett Roeth during his research. The author noted that the culture of architectural inernships will be featured in the book.
The International Code Council (ICC) is seeking volunteers to serve on future code development committees. Architectural professionals are well-equipped to contribute to these committees.To learn more about, and take advantage of, these opportunities to shape the best IBC, IRC, and IECC for the practice of architecture, visit http://www.iccsafe.org/cc/Pages/CDC.aspx.
$40 AIA Members and Non-Members (Advanced Rate) - $50 at the door$30 Associate AIA Members (Advanced Rate) - $40 at the door
$20 AIAS Members (Advanced Rate) - $30 at the doorTicket Price Includes: food, drink, live local music, dancing, door prizes and revelry
For sponsorship opportunities, please email PettigrewScholarshipFund@gmail.comFundraising for this event will benefit:
AIA Western Mountain Region, Pettigrew Leadership ScholarshipAIA National Associates Committee, Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship Jason was a tireless proponent of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as a source for professional development and opportunity for his fellow Associates and emerging professionals. He accomplished a great deal while serving the Western Mountain Region and the National Associates Committee (NAC).
He served on the NAC Executive Committee as founding member and had multiple terms as the NAC Representative to the NCARB Intern Development Program’s Coordinating Committee. He helped develop the Emerging Professionals Companion, a publication dedicated to helping emerging professionals cope with internship, the exam, and professional registration. He was very proud to have been born and raised in New Orleans.
Please join us to celebrate Jason’s life and legacy.