Category News

29
Oct

Electrification Technical Assistance Program

  The Electrification Technical Assistance Program provides extensive free technical assistance to architects, builders, developers, design engineers, contractors, and energy consultants to learn about all-electric building technologies and electric vehicle infrastructure. The program aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by supporting new construction or retrofits, affordable or market-rate housing, and small or large projects to …

23
Oct

AIA Film Challenge Winners

Four mini documentary films have been selected as winners of the AIA Film Challenge 2020. Design has the power to solve some of the biggest issues facing cities today. View this year’s AIA Film Challenge winners and finalists – shining a spotlight on architects partnering with communities and civic leaders to design a healthy, sustainable, …

20
Oct

AIACA | Reflections by Ian Merker, AIA on EDI Webinar

Information Shared from AIA California Exercising the Amygdala: Reflections on Unconscious Bias By Ian Merker, AIA On September 25, AIA California hosted an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Webinar led by world-renowned global thought leader Dr. Shirley Davis.   The topic, “Unconscious Bias in Leadership Decision-Making, brought with it some heavy conversation about race, gender, diversity, …

9
Oct

AIACA | October Snapshot of Webinars, Townhalls, & Great Information

  October 2020: Snapshot MISSION: AIA California, in collaboration with local components, is dedicated to serving its members, advancing the value of architects, and improving the quality of the built environment. Check out the AIACA  October Snapshot.  Great webinars, townhalls, and valuable information on membership, advocacy, licensure, practice & environment. 2020-October-Snapshot

9
Oct

AIACA Webinar | October 22 | Design for Economy

  “Providing abundance while living within our means is a fundamental challenge of sustainability. ” AIA Framework for Design Excellence   Good design adds value for owners, occupants, community, and planet, regardless of project size and budget. Sustainable design must be accessible to everyone. Strategies that lead to high-performing buildings across all measures are effective …

7
Oct

Woodside High School Mentoring Goes Remote in 2021

Consider Mentoring a Green Academy Student Want to make a difference in a teenager’s life?  Had a mentor that made an impact in your life? Easy communication through email, phone, and zoom. Green Academy:  Students in the Green Academy will be inspired both in and outside the traditional classroom to become stewards of their environment, leaders in …

7
Oct

NY Times Article “Every Place Has it’s Own Climate Risk. What is it Where You Live?”

Article from the New York Times By Stuart A. Thompson and Yaryna Serkez      Sept. 18, 2020   For most of us, climate change can feel like an amorphous threat — with the greatest dangers lingering ominously in the future and the solutions frustratingly out of reach. So perhaps focusing on today’s real harms could help us …

5
Oct

AIAU | Oct 13 | Live Course- Earn 2 AIA LU / HSW

Live Course: Design Excellence and Practice: Leading in Uncertain Times     Redefining Design Excellence in 2020 2020 has been a year of changing perspectives, which has foundational implications for how you approach your work, your business, and the needs of our communities. Join us October 13 for a fast-paced live course that redefines design …

2
Oct

Help Support AIA in the New York Times= Black Lives Matter

Dear all, Included in this email are the graphics for the New York Times page and the text that both AIA and NOMA have approved for both the top and the bottom of the page. We hope to have this published in an October issue. However, to do so we need a total of 500 names and …

29
Sep

Free AIAU Courses for AIA Members

  Free Business & Tech Courses for AIA Members Working 100% from home is new territory for many of us, as is the rapidly changing business environment that’s impacting our jobs, our firms, and our work. To help navigate these uncertain times, we’re offering valuable learning resources—some of AIAU’s best business and tech courses—to AIA …

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