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2014 Educational Facility Design Excellence Awards

The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) has selected 11 educational and cultural facilities for this year’s CAE Educational Facility Design Awards. The CAE Design Excellence Award honors educational facilities that the jury believes should serve as an example of a...
Posted On 08 Sep 2014

2014 AIA Healthcare Design Awards

The AIA Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has selected the recipients of the 2014 AIA National Healthcare Design Awards program. The program showcases the best of healthcare building design and healthcare design-oriented research. Projects exhibit conceptual strengths that...
Posted On 11 Aug 2014

Architecture and Psychology

How can design affect emotional well-being? Read about a collaboration between an architect and a psychologist that seeks to answer that question. In the introduction to their book, Space & Psyche, architect Elizabeth Danze and Dr. Stephen Sonnenberg write: Buildings are...
Posted On 03 Jun 2014

Video: What I Learned From My First Project

A degree in architecture is only the first part of a designer’s education — the learning continues after graduation, both in the office and on the job site. Meet eight emerging professionals from the Monterey Design Conference who share their experiences working on their...
Posted On 19 May 2014

2014 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects

The AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment. The projects will be honored at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in...
Posted On 23 Apr 2014

2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship

The 2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue an NAAB-accredited professional degree in architecture....
Posted On 18 Apr 2014

2014 AIA Housing Awards

The AIA has selected 10 recipients for the 2014 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 14th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and...
Posted On 09 Apr 2014

Celebrate National Architecture Week 2014 With the AIA

Are you inspired by architecture? Be part of the AIA’s annual celebration of buildings and their designers: National Architecture Week, April 6-12, 2014. All week we’ll be highlighting architects’ design works and the impact on us — from your local churches and schools to...
Posted On 06 Apr 2014

Architects: Designing Communities, Shaping Health

Does architecture impact mental health and physical well-being? Yes — and the AIA has created an interactive graphic to show the many ways this happens. AIA CEO Robert Ivy explains why to Fast Company: Like a light bulb, this graphic can illuminate an “aha” moment,...
Posted On 11 Feb 2014

On the Radio: The Architecture of the D.C. Metro

Public radio host Kojo Nnamdi devoted an hour to the architecture and legacy of the Washington, D.C., Metro, winner of the 2014 AIA Twenty-Five Year Award. Guests: G. Martin Moeller Jr., curator at the National Building Museum and a juror for the 2014 award; and D.C. Metro...
Posted On 04 Feb 2014
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