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2019 AIA Innovation Awards honor innovative technologies and practices

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Innovation Awards recognize the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects, designers, collaborators and clients. Awarded projects must support the design, delivery and operation of buildings or research in practice and academia.

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Healthcare Design Awards promote projects that heal

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) is recognizing five projects with its 2019 Healthcare Design Awards. The awards recognize cutting-edge designs that help solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social problems while also being functional and sustainable.

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AIA College of Fellows 2019 Latrobe Prize goes to ‘Addressing a Multi-Billion Dollar Challenge’

The AIA College of Fellows 2019 Latrobe Prize is being awarded to Bruce Levine, J.D., Associate Clinical Professor, School of Education at Drexel University and Sean O’Donnell, FAIA, Principal & K12 Practice Area Leader with Perkins Eastman for their work advancing knowledge of how high-quality school buildings can positively impact educational outcomes.

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Perkins+Will wins first-ever Austin Chapter of AIA Award of Excellence

Perkins+Will’s Austin-based studio derived inspiration for TENTSION from its temporary spot on Waller Creek, a location known to be a place of refuge for many of the city’s homeless citizens. Made up of over 100 camping tents bound together to create grouped forms, TENTSION was designed to ultimately be deconstructed and donated to local organizations that serve those in need, such as Integral Care, Trinity Center, and Path. TENTSION added a new dimension to the light show program through its profound statement about the plight of homelessness in the Austin community.

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State-of-the-art schools and learning centers honored with AIA’s 2019 Education Facility Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) announced last month that it is recognizing nine projects for state-of-the-art designs of schools and learning centers. The Education Facility Design Award jury selected four facilities for its Awards of Excellence and five projects for its Awards of Merit.

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AIA elevates 115 members and nine international architects to the College of Fellows

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is elevating 115 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. The fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

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AIA recognizes emerging talent and leadership with two awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announces this year’s recipients for its Young Architects Award and Associates Award. The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.

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AIA’s 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture represent the best in practical contemporary spaces

What’s not to love about the nine projects honored by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) with its 2019 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture? The AIA announced January 29 the recipients of the Institute Honor Awards, projects that exemplify the best in contemporary architecture and highlight the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives.

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The Miller Hull Partnership’s Pike Place MarketFront selected for 2019 AIA Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design

The American Institute of Architects selects Pike Place MarketFront expansion in Seattle, for a 2019 Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design. Pike Place MarketFront is located in a highly compact neighborhood, one that embodies true urbanism. Miller Hull’s design opens the city’s treasured landmark with grand public gathering space, framed by a contemporary lightness and transparency. Contextually inspired by the toughness of the Pacific Northwest, Pike Place MarketFront oozes simple, utilitarian character through its cast-in-place concrete and engineered timber base, capped by an open-air structural steel framed pavilion.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

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Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

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The Cradle to Cradle program certifies products based on five quality categories—material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Click here to see a list of building supply & materials, as well as other products, that are Cradle to Cradle certified.

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