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TRANSFORMING THE BUSINESS OF ARCHITECTURE IN A WORLD FACING A CLIMATE CRISIS: SAVE THE DATE
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As trained integrators and connective thinkers, architects are adept at solving complex problems. And architects universally have a reputation for high ethical standards. But in a world where these attributes are needed in almost every walk of life, architects are reluctant to step out of their very narrowly defined role of what can rightfully be claimed as, "Master Builder." As such, we continue to miss opportunities to assist business and political leaders in making informed decisions on the b

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When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:00 PM
Where: TBD
Contact: Richard Alsop

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As trained integrators and connective thinkers, architects are adept at solving complex problems. And architects universally have a reputation for high ethical standards. But in a world where these attributes are needed in almost every walk of life, architects are reluctant to step out of their very narrowly defined role of what can rightfully be claimed as, "Master Builder." As such, we continue to miss opportunities to assist business and political leaders in making informed decisions on the broader range of issues.

 

This workshop will not only challenge architects to find ways to adapt their business to challenges posed by the single largest threat of our age, the Climate Crisis, but it will challenge our members to take a leadership role in our communities and in our state to address the unforeseen consequences of events so diverse and complex, that only a transformation in the way we solve problems will allow us to develop comprehensive solutions, or even survive as a profession.

 

The emphasis will be two-fold:

First, we will explore the range of life sustaining systems that are impacted by the climate crisis.  And even explore why we are now calling it a crisis.  AIA has deemed it our highest priority for the foreseeable future.

Second, we will explore how the skills we are already trained to possess can be deployed in new ways to maximize our effectiveness as professionals in a challenging "political" climate.

 

We are all trained as effective "Strategic Planners" where outcomes are expected as the result of directed actions. What will be shared in this workshop is a process we will call "Adaptive Planning" where we work collectively to anticipating positive or negative events, then model and evaluate how they would best be approached.

 

We are hoping for a wide range of participation from our professional community, from Emerging Professionals to Owners and Managers, fellows and Educators who can offer a critical evaluation and fine tuning of this program, which will be offered during 2020 to members in all of AIANC’s seven sections.

 

Please contact Richard Alsop, AIA atrichard.alsop@arcreview.orgif you have an interest and can participate in the session from 6:00 to 8:30 PM on Wednesday November 20, 2019.  Location TBD.  (We will be working to provide a minimum of two hours of HSW.)

Thank you to our Annual Platinum Sponsors

        

      

          
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