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AIA recognizes exceptional designs with 2018 Small Project Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced its recognition of 11 exceptional designs with its 2018 Small Project Awards. Now in its 15th year, the AIA Small Project Awards program–established by The Small Project Practitioners (SPP)– recognizes small-project practitioners for the high quality of their work. The program also aims at raising awareness about the value and design excellence that architects can bring to projects, no matter their size or scope.

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Three new leaders elected at AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announces three new leaders to its Board of Directors, which were elected Thursday night at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 (A’18). At the meeting, AIA delegates elected include: L. Jane Frederick, FAIA as the 2019 first vice president/2020 president-elect; Jason Winters, AIA as the 2019-2020 secretary; and Jessica Sheridan, AIA as the at-large director.

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COTE Top Ten for Students: INNOVATION 2030 Competition Winners

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE) in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and in collaboration with Architecture 2030, announce award recipients of the 2018 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students: INNOVATION 2030 Competition. The competition recognizes ten exceptional studio projects that integrate creative and innovative design strategies working towards achieving carbon-neutral operations through daylighting, passive heating and cooling systems, sustainable materials, water conservation, energy generation, and other sustainable systems.

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AIA COTE Top Ten Awards demonstrate advanced performance in sustainable materials usage and design

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced April 19 this year’s recipients for its highest honor—the COTE Top Ten Awards. Now any number of the ten recipients may receive a COTE Top Ten Plus designation denoting projects with exemplary actual performance and post-occupancy lessons. PRISM takes a look at the resources – sustainability in materials and usage – in each recipient’s project. ‘Resources’ is just one of ten measurements used in the jury’s evaluation of each project.

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Architecture billings remain positive in March

Overall, the AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for March was 51.0, which still reflects a healthy business environment. While business conditions softened somewhat at firms located in the Northeast region, billings remained strong at firms located in the South and West regions. “New project activity coming into architecture firms continues to grow at a solid pace. As a result, project backlogs—in excess of six months at present— are at their highest post-recession level,” said AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. “Business remains strong in the South and West, and firms with a residential specialization continue to set the pace.”

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Architecture billings continue to hold positive in 2018

The AIA is reporting an increase in architecture firm billings for February from its Architecture Billings Index (ABI), with several key segments showing an encouraging outlook for 2018. While the pace of growth in design activity slowed a bit in February for an ABI score of 52.0 (any score over 50 indicates billings growth), it still reflects a healthy business environment. In particular, firms with a multifamily residential or an institutional specialization continued to report extremely strong billings.

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Renowned New York Architect Ismael Leyva Elevated to American Institute of Architects College of Fellows

The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Ismael Leyva, FAIA, President of Ismael Leyva Architects, to its prestigious College of Fellows, a select honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to society and the profession of architecture, acknowledging Ismael’s passion and dedication to excellence.

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May-June-2018 PRISM

Editor’s pick – Takeda Global Headquarters

Takeda Global Headquarters in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan. In the 1st floor entrance space, a large circular stone filled with flowing water and light symbolizes “the source of life”, and wooden artwork made of three-dimensional kanji motifs for “water” and “light” lines the walls.

Takeda Global Headquarters in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan. In the 1st floor entrance space, a large circular stone filled with flowing water and light symbolizes “the source of life”, and wooden artwork made of three-dimensional kanji motifs for “water” and “light” lines the walls.

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