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AIA Extends Submission Deadline for Diversity Recognition Program Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:12

WHO: The American Institute of Architects Diversity Recognition Program
WHAT: The AIA has extended the deadline for submissions for the AIA Diversity Recognition Program.  Submissions are now due by Wednesday, February 23. The program seeks submissions featuring exemplary efforts to diversify the architecture profession.

Program Lauds Efforts to Create a More Diverse and Inclusive Profession


As stated in its mission:

The Diversity Recognition Program seeks to recognize architects for exemplary commitment and contributions to diversifying the profession of architecture. A diversified profession mirrors the society it serves; celebrates and encourages the contributions of all architects, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, religious belief, geographic location, or practice; encourages alternatives to traditional practice models; and provides opportunities for a greater variety of individuals to become architects, take advantage of leadership opportunities, and influence our practices and our professional lives.The jury will select up to 12 submissions as diversity best practices meriting the following recognition:

 
- AIA Diversity Recognition Program Award
- Profiled in AIArchitect and on the AIA Diversity Web page
- Inclusion in the AIA Architects Knowledge Resource
- Acknowledgment at the AIA National Convention: Diversity Recognition Program Awards Presentation and Diversity Recognition Program Exhibit.

Full details can be found in AIA's call for submissions

The program seeks submissions featuring exemplary efforts to diversify the architecture profession.  The jury will select up to 12 submissions as diversity best practices meriting the following recognition:

WHEN: The AIA must receive all submissions by February 23, 2011.
HOW: Electronic submissions only and should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  All submissions must include a signed waiver/release form.
CONTACT: Yvette Morris 202-626-7362, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:23
 
The American Institute of Architects Issues Statement on Obama Administration’s Fiscal 2012 Budget Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 February 2011 08:07


AIA 2011 President Clark Manus, FAIA commented on the budget President Obama presented to Congress yesterday.

“The President’s budget, in effect, increases the value of investment in energy conservation in commercial buildings by roughly $1 billion. That represents a significant increase from the current tax deduction of $1.80 per square foot now on the books and is an increase for which the AIA has been advocating in order to encourage energy conservation. Energy conservation isn’t a political agenda but rather a sound policy that can save money and resources, ultimately making the US less dependent on foreign sources of energy.”

“The President’s budget also launches a new loan guarantee program to increase financing opportunities for universities, schools, and hospitals and creates a $100 million "Race to Green" competition for State and municipal governments to implement innovative approaches to building codes, standards, and performance measures.” The AIA co-sponsorship of an emerging green code (IgCC) is consistent with this approach.

“While we still have much of the budget to analyze, we think the Better Buildings initiative contained in the budget represents a major step forward in implementing policies for which the AIA has been advocating for some time.”

“We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to make these budget proposals a reality.”
 
DawnTown Announces Open Registration for Spring, 2011 Architecture Competition Print E-mail
Wednesday, 09 February 2011 09:34

Designs Sought for a Floating Stage to the Miami Marine Stadium


DawnTown, the annual International architectural competition, announces the launch of its first spring competition. Registration for DawnTown 2011 began on February 2 and is open to the public. Professional or student designers from around the world are invited to participate.

This year’s competition seeks creative architectural ideas for the design of a floating stage to complement the Miami Marine Stadium. The Miami Marine Stadium, located on Virginia Key in Miami just five minutes from downtown, is an internationally recognized icon that is now slated for renovation by the City of Miami and is a key priority of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 February 2011 09:50
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BIG's West57 Residential Building in New York Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 08:03
Danish Architecture firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group have designed this new project called West 57 located on West 57th Street between 11th and 12th Avenues in New York.
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BIG has taken a step back to survey the rules of the system in Manhattan and is introducing what they describe as “a European typology: the perimeter block”. With an efficient layout and a sense of intimacy, the perimeter block would meet demands for density and security. “In this project, we have married it to the traditional Manhattan high-rise, creating a unique shape which combines the advantages of both:  the compactness of a courtyard building with the airiness and the amazing views of a skyscraper. The form of the building shifts depending on the viewer’s vantage point. From the West Side Highway, it appears to be a pyramid; from West 58th, a dramatic glass spire.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2011 11:02
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Recently posted January 2011 Print E-mail
Monday, 31 January 2011 19:00

A selection of projects and articles that we featured in the month of October. We focused Mostly on Houses, and we hope you will enjoy these projects.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2011 13:31
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