Special congratulations to the new Honorary Fellows of the American Institute of Architects who are part of the membership of AIA Continental Europe in Spain.
In January, the AIA hosted the 2014 Emerging Professionals (EP) Summit in Albuquerque. The event brought together thought leaders from across the profession to address how practice culture can be shaped to prepare current and future architects for their role in society. Learn more about what happened at the summit and watch the video.
The Committee on Architecture for Education has posted information regarding a conference scholarship application for their upcoming conference in Barcelona, Spain. Log into aia.org and learn more about this opportunity > The CAE Emerging Professional Conference Scholarships - Application
Revisit the work in the Confluence with this via ArchDaily: Herzog & de Meuron Unveils Pedestrian-Centric City Center for Lyon
The early registration deadline for the 2014 Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) Spring Conference, 27-30 April 2014, Barcelona, Spain has passed but registration is still open. Learn more about the conference > The Value of Design: Enhancing Education Through Architecture
AIA Europe is pleased to welcome new members Sylvester-lee Ajayi, Assoc. AIA, Switzerland; Traian Bompa, Int’l Assoc. AIA and Matthew Kella, Assoc. AIA of France; Arman Bostani, Assoc. AIA, Hungary; Sandra Ximena Garcia-Lautz, AIA, Germany; Ole Larsen, Int’l Assoc. AIA, Denmark; Michelle Shepherd, Assoc. AIA, United States; Luis Vidal, Int’l Assoc. AIA, Spain; and Heather Yanusas, AIA, Ireland.
In early December 2013, AIA Europe sponsor AGC Glass Europe earned another Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM)* Silver certificate, this time for its Stratobel laminated glass and Stratophone acoustic glass ranges. This certification is further confirmation of AGC’s commitment to continually improve the environmental performance of its products. —via @AGCGlassEurope
The Committee on Architecture for Education (@aiacae) annual conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 27-30 April. The 2014 theme – the Value of Design – finds ample expression in Barcelona where design and designers are celebrated. Whereas last year’s conference in San Francisco focused on design thinking and technology, the 2014 conference will underscore the influence of culture, art, and history on the design of places for learning.
Why Barcelona? The post-Franco era in Spain allowed the re-emergence of regionalism, and Catalonia, of which Barcelona is the heart, responded enthusiastically. With a robust economy by southern European standards, Mediterranean coastline, and rich architectural heritage, Barcelona is a thriving city with a unique design sensibility.
One focus of the Catalonian emergence is the education of their children, and they embarked on an ambitious program of creating new learning environments. The selection of architects through design competitions resulted in a large number of innovative and creative learning environments. A broad sampling of these buildings, plus visits to well known architectural gems are part of the CAE 2014 Conference, The Value of Design in Education.
Institute members: if you've not viewed the continuing education pages at aia.org in some time, you will notice some changes to how information is displayed. Be sure to click on the "View Details" button for an enhanced three year view of your education status. Read more about MyCES or jump to the login for your transcript here > http://myces.aia.org/
Learn more about the progress report on Repositioning including the new streamlined governance framework voted on by the board at the December AIA Board meeting in Washington DC.
AIA Europe is pleased to welcome new members Nugzar Dvali, Assoc. AIA of Georgia, Sarah S. Ryan, AIA of Norway, Yasin C. Seckin, Int'l Assoc. AIA of Turkey, Olesya Yefimov, Assoc. AIA of Czech Republic, Westley J. Hoffman, AIA of Germany; and Kristin M. Lacy Gratacap, AIA and Jean-Baptiste A. Roufineau, Assoc. AIA of France.
Beginning December 16, the minimum duration requirements for IDP will be eliminated. Intern experience that qualifies for IDP can be tracked regardless of hours worked. This will help interns track hours during summer and winter break. Learn More.
As presented by Yael Kinsky AIA at the chapter business meeting in Düsseldorf, AIA Europe will explore implementing an honor and awards program.
The presentation and discussion included data on how other international chapters implement their programs. It was agreed that Yael would chair a committee chair to to define the program content and scope. Look for a member survey to address this potential in early 2014.
A committee of 5 will be formed and, while enthusiasm at volunteerism is sufficient, potential members should include a few paragraphs noting any experience in honor and awards programs. Those interested in serving the chapter on this project should contact Yael by e-mail.