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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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Senate introduces The School Safety Clearinghouse Act

“More than 20 years after the attack at Columbine High School, our schools deserve to be safer. As architects, we know how to help,” said AIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “Design serves as a critical element in making our airports, stadiums and office buildings safer following September 11. Senators Purdue and Jones should be commended for introducing new legislation that will give education officials the vetted information they are desperately seeking to create safe and secure schools for America’s children and teachers.”

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AIA launches landmark initiative to drive climate action

The American Institute of Architects announced September 5 that the AIA Board of Directors has approved a landmark resolution—championed by AIA members—that defines immediate and long-term efforts to engage the architectural profession in the fight against climate change.

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AIA to host biennial Women’s Leadership Summit

Registration is now open for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2019 Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS) in Minneapolis, Sept. 12-14. This year’s speakers include Design Matters podcast host Debbie Millman; Thrive Labs founder and motivational speaker Priya Parker; architect and Harvard professor Toshiko Mori, FAIA; and Mancini Duffy Chief Financial Officer Bolanle Williams-Olley, who has founded three impact organizations.

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Architecture Billings Index decreases in June

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced Wednesday the latest numbers for the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) for June. According the report demand for services decreased in June to 49.1, in comparison to 50.2 in May.

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AIA mourns death of Philip Freelon, FAIA

“We are saddened to learn of the loss of notable architect Phil Freelon, FAIA,” said AIA EVP/Chief Executive Officer Robert Ivy, FAIA. “Phil was a trailblazer in the architecture community and a pioneer of public spaces. His contributions to the design of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, notable projects in communities across the United States as well as his positive influence on the profession and our society will be felt for years to come.”

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A’19 AIA Conference on Architecture

Every year the Conference on Architecture travels to an iconic city for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design. In 2019, we’re heading to Las Vegas, a city that captivates millions of visitors each year and is home to some of the most exciting and imaginative architecture and experiences in the world. Read more about the A’19 AIA Conference on Architecture.

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Slight rebound for architecture billings in April

Following a sizable decrease in demand for design services in March, AIA’s April Architecture Billings Index (ABI) climbed back into positive territory according to a new report announced May 22. The score for April showed a slight increase in design services to 50.5 in April, and business conditions remained positive in the South.

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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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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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