Friday, March 27, 2009

DESIGN COMPETITION: Sustainable Classroom

The second annual Florida Foundation for Architecture design competition will focus on Florida's classrooms. Called the "Sunshine State Sustainable Classroom" Design Competition, emerging professionals will design new modular classrooms for use within the state.

If you are a firm principle, please encourage your associates, interns, students, and those licensed 10 years or less to participate. With the registration fee of only $25 this is a great opportunity to encourage everyone to participate.

"As an Associate AIA member this program serves as a great opportunity for me to gain more knowledge in design and continue to refine my skills. I highly recommend this competition for all emerging professionals." - Jedd Heap, Assoc. AIA
The contest is aimed at fostering research associated with the design of modular classroom units that can serve Florida's K-12 students. FFA is looking for solutions that will address the design parameters of affordability, sustainability and structural durability within the Florida context.

Register TODAY. CLICK HERE for a summary.

Competition Timeline:

April 27: Deadline to register

June 8: Deadline to upload submissions to website on or before midnight

June 27: Jury convenes to select top five finalists

July 2: Finalists notifiedAugust 1: Presentation at AIA Florida 2009 Annual Convention in Tampa at the Marriott Waterside Resort

* The "Sunshine State Sustainable Classroom" Design Competition will be a part of the EP Track at this year's AIA Florida Convention, and is not inconjunction with the AIA Florida/Caribbean Honor & Design Awards Program.

Florida Foundation for Architecture104 East Jefferson St.Tallahassee, Florida 32301850-222-7590

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March YAF Event: Legacy 2020 advertisement

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AIA Awards: After Social

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Friday, March 6, 2009

March YAF Event: Legacy 2020

What: Info/brainstorm session for Emerging Prof. involvement in Legacy 2020 is an initiative of AIA Orlando that will engage the profession and the broader Central Florida community to transform cultural views on architecture in the Orlando region through programs, activities, and events during the time leading up to and one year following the 2019 AIA National Convention in Orlando.

Why: As the "Young Architects Forum" of Orlando we can begin now with a vision for what our professional legacy will be ten years from now. In doing so, with your help, we can responsibily shape our service to the local community and profession

When: March 26, 2009 - 6:15 pm

Where: AIA Orlando- Amherst Conference Room (3203 Lawton Road, Orlando FL 32803).

Dan Kirby, AIA, AICP, LEED AP has dedicated himself to understanding, creating, and improving places where people live, work, and play. He is a registered architect, certified city planner, and a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. Since 2005, Dan has been Director of Development Services for Boyken International, a construction and development consulting firm with offices in Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, and Houston. He has had management and design responsibilities on a variety of projects including: mixed-use, hospitality multi-family, retail, interior renovations, campus planning, urban design, and convention facilities.

AIA Orlando ARE Study Session: NCARB & Program, Planning and Practice

This study session reflects the changes and is current with the ARE 4.0 study program.Date: Wednesday, March 25Time: 6:00-9:00 pmPlace: HuntonBrady Architects(800 N. Magnolia, Suite 600, Orlando, FL 32803) Speakers: Drew Krecicki, AIAPlease fill out the ARE Registration Form and email or fax (407-898-3399) to Kristi Adkins ( by Thursday, March 19th. The cost to attend individual sessions is $20 for AIA Members & $30 for non-members. The cost for all sessions is $80 for AIA members & $160 for non-members.

This post is referenced from: AIA Orlando Weekly Bulletin March 6, 2009
For updates to this event please see: calendar