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Conference to highlight the future of architecture

Everyone’s getting ready for North America’s largest “can’t miss” annual gathering of architects and design professionals — The AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 (A’19). A’19 is designed around the theme “Blueprint for a Better Future,” recognizing the critical challenges facing the world’s communities today, and bringing awareness to the future of architecture and the profession. Programming will address topics including, sustainability; equity, diversity and inclusion; affordable housing; biophilic design; building energy performance; and revitalization.

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The world’s top land use leaders to gather in Washington, D.C. for ULI’s 2019 Fall Meeting

Nearly 7,000 of the world’s foremost leaders in the real estate and land use industry will convene at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2019 Fall Meeting, set for September 18-21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary, member-driven real estate organization dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.

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AIA event celebrates women in architecture and design

Leaders from top architecture and design organizations celebrated women in design at an event Tuesday night co-hosted by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Part of a series that explores the imperative of expanding diversity in the architecture profession, the “Women in Design” event acknowledged the contributions and accomplishments of women in the design field.

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Landscape architects LEEDⓇ by example

The ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C. was officially awarded LEED PlatinumⓇ certification. Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council presented the certification to ASLA President Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA and ASLA CEO and Executive Vice President Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, during a reception for the ASLA Board of Trustees and Chapter Presidents Council.

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ASID announces 2019 College of Fellows inductees

ASID’s 2019 College of Fellows inductees are: Brynell D’Mello (executive director: Interior Design Continuing Education Council, Inc.), Curt Sherman (Interior Design educator, Author: CSID), Janine Benyus (biologist, co-founder: Biomimicry 3.8), Jessica Feggestad, M.S.Ed., ASID, IDEC (instructor and program director: Madison Area Technical College), John Cialone, ASID (partner and vice president: Tom Stringer Design Partners), Jon Blunt, ASID (Interior Designer: Luken Interiors), Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, NYSCID (owner: Design Concepts/Interiors, LLC), Susan Ray-Degges, Ph.D., CID-MN (professor and Interior Program coordinator: North Dakota State University), Robert W. Smith, ASID (owner: Robert W. Smith Interiors), Sarah Colandro, ASID, LEED AP ID+C (director of Interior Design: Fawley Bryant Architecture), Suzanne Carney, ASID, LEED AP, CAPS (owner: Suzanne Carney Interior Design).

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2019 ASID National Awards honors designers making an impact within industry

The American Society of Interior Designers ​(ASID) National Awards recognize design professionals who have shown immense dedication and commitment to enhancing the industry and have created a significant, impactful body of work throughout the course of their careers. The winners of the 2019 ASID National Awards are: ​Primo Orpilla​, co-founder of Studio O+A (Designer of Distinction); ​Healthy Building Network (Design for Humanity), Rosalyn​ Cama,​ FASID, EDAC, president of Cama, Inc. (Design Innovation), and Stephanie​ Clemons,​ Ph.D., FASID, FIDEC, professor and coordinator of the Interior Architecture + Design Program at Colorado State University (​Nancy Vincent McClelland Merit).

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NYSERDA announces grand opening of Solara Apartments net-zero residential building project in Rotterdam

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the completion of the first phase of Solara Apartments, a new multifamily development that is built to net-zero construction standards. A report released, “New York Getting to Net-zero Status Report,” by the New Buildings Institute shows New York State is leading the Northeast in net-zero buildings with 27 documented ongoing and completed net-zero building projects and a total of 132 net-zero, high-performance, and Passive House building projects which implement a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint.

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Conference to highlight the future of architecture

Everyone’s getting ready for North America’s largest “can’t miss” annual gathering of architects and design professionals — The AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 (A’19). A’19 is designed around the theme “Blueprint for a Better Future,” recognizing the critical challenges facing the world’s communities today, and bringing awareness to the future of architecture and the profession. Programming will address topics including, sustainability; equity, diversity and inclusion; affordable housing; biophilic design; building energy performance; and revitalization.

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AIA awards four projects with research grants

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced recipients of its Upjohn Research Initiative grants. Four projects will each receive up to $30,000 in grants for research that will advance the future of architectural design and practice. The AIA Upjohn Research Initiative supports applied research projects that enhance the value of design and professional practice knowledge.

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ACI Foundation funds research projects

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) has selected six research projects to receive grants this year. These projects include Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) Tool, An Innovative Approach to Concrete Confinement Reinforcement, Effective Characterizations of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) for Concrete Applications, and more.

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The Portland Cement Association releases new report on the value of resilient design and construction

The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America’s cement manufacturers, released a new report focused on resiliency titled The Real Value of Resilient Construction. The report demonstrates through historical data, evidence from external sources, and comparisons of building materials that resilient design and construction built with concrete leads to longer lasting buildings due to concrete’s ability to stand up to normal wear and tear and resistance to extreme weather events.  

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