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
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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 first place recipient was “Project Via Aequalitas” created by Eric Liebmann, AIA, Tim Bertschinger, Megan Shiley, Alex Taylor, and Tom Zych, all of WDG Architecture in Washington, DC. Honorary mentions were presented to “Warp & Weft: Constructing Tokyo’s Olympic Selvedge Project” by a team from Eskew + Dumez + Ripple in New Orleans and “Urban Village Project” by Meagan Stables of KGD Architecture in Rosslyn, VA. The TOTO Prize for the Best Universally Designed Bathroom was awarded to “Tokyo Trusswork” by a team from AUS in Forli, Italy. Read the full press release in AIArchitect.
TOTO Corporation served as sponsor for the competition. The Jury was composed of Michael Graves, FAIA, of Michael Graves & Associates; Hansy L. Better Barraza AIA, of the Rhode Island School of Design; Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA, of Studio Pacifica, Ltd.; and Walter J. Hood, Jr., of Hood Design.
The International Code Council (ICC) is seeking volunteers to serve on future code development committees. Architects 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.
The decisions represented in this report were all made on the basis of visits completed in 2010; these decisions were all effective January 1, 2010. There were 39 accreditation actions, two candidacy application reviews, and six focused evaluations in 2010 involving 145 volunteers.
The data summaries are based on information submitted in the fall of 2010 through the NAAB’s Annual Report Submission (ARS) system.
In announcing the release, NAAB President Kin DuBois, FAIA, said, "I hope you agree this report serves as a valuable communications tool that will prove useful to schools of architecture, accredited programs, and the profession."About NAAB: The mission of the NAAB is leadership in, and the establishment of, educational quality assurance standards to enhance the value, relevance, and effectiveness of the architectural profession.
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture in the United States. Since most US state registration boards require any applicant for licensure to have graduated from a NAAB-accredited program, obtaining such a degree is an essential aspect of preparing for the professional practice of architecture. While graduation from a NAAB-accredited program does not assure registration, the accrediting process is intended to verify that each accredited program substantially meets those standards that, as a whole, comprise an appropriate education for an architect.
Andrea S. Rutledge, CAE
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The devastated lives and communities of northern Japan are foremost on our minds. This unfortunate disaster cries out for a swift response to help alleviate the suffering and salvage the remaining fabric of families, friends, and loved ones.
We encourage you to do what you can as a generous contributor to organizations best able to provide the immediate assistance the Japanese people need in the aftermath of destruction. Please review the list of organizations included with this message.
Also, as a profession, we know that once the humanitarian relief efforts are stabilized, the next phase of rebuilding begins. The AIA is forming a Disaster Assistance Task Force that will coordinate our profession’s contribution moving forward and we are in contact with our colleagues at AIA Japan and the Japan Institute of Architects to offer, not only our condolences, but our profession's technical and professional expertise when the initiative begins focusing on rebuilding.
There will be much work to be accomplished after the debris is cleared to recover and rebuild institutions, communities, neighborhoods, and families. You can rest assured that the AIA will be there to help the Japanese people reclaim their lives and build confidence in their future.
Now, in this immediate time of need, we urge you to take action today by reviewing the ways in which you can make a difference.
Clark D. Manus, FAIA
Robert Ivy, FAIA
Executive Vice President/CEO
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The mentoring series is directed to firm and organization leaders, unlicensed professionals, young architects, and current and potential trainers and mentors to help them understand what mentoring is and how to establish successful mentoring programs.The program will provide established practitioners with the skills and tools to act as mentors and career coaches to young licensed professionals and unlicensed interns.
Each webinar will help mentors and mentees deal with a topic, rather than train on the topic itself. Our first session,“Getting Work,”will deal with marketing and business development.
Session 1: Getting Work
Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 2pm EDT
Session 2: Profitability
Second Quarter 2011*
Session 3: Doing Good Work
Third Quarter 2011*
Session 4: Talent and Culture
Fourth Quarter 2011*
Fee: $15 per registrant (via Paypal.) Groups may view webinar, but individuals must register to receive the 1.5 AIA Learning Unit.*Session under development, date and time to be determined.