September 24, 2021 Newsletter
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This year's AIA Charlotte Design Awards seeks to honor your continued compassion, vigor, and commitment to finding unique solutions to the challenges and incredible opportunities that we face. 2020 & 2021 have been challenging and transformative years that have had a lasting impact on our lives & the way that we approach design and practice. The Pandemic, the Economy, heightened recognition of Social, Racial and Gender Equality, and immense Climate Change Challenges among others have all influenced our thinking and sense of compassion for our work, clients, and the communities we serve.

Our resilience as professionals has been exemplary and we have collectively found ways to push forward; exceeding expectations, responding to today's challenges with grace and continuing to advance design. We encourage you to dig deeper; finding the best of your work but supporting your submissions with more about the project's story and the unique challenges faced by your team.  More details here. Deadline extended to September 24.

2021 DESIGN CATEGORIES:
New Construction & Substantial Renovation
Housing
Adaptive Reuse/Preservation
Interior Architecture
Unrealized Projects
Student Design Competition

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SAVE THE DATE: ARCHITECTURE MONTH | OCTOBER 2021
OCTOBER 7 20 x 20 DESIGN AWARDS (VIRTUAL) PRESENTATIONS Register here
OCTOBER 12 SKETCHY TUESDAY - Register here
OCTOBER 20 CPCC LIBRARY & STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER TOUR Register here
OCTOBER 21 FIRM CRAWL WITH RECEPTION - Register here
 OCTOBER 28 UNC CHARLOTTE STORRS HALL + LAB TOUR Register here

                         
[Image]The School of Architecture's 50th Anniversary Lecture Series celebrates the vision of the SoA during its 50-year history and into the future. Throughout the year, renowned practitioners and scholars will explore historical developments in architecture since the School's inception and examine current and future trends in the discipline as we consider the School's place in a continuously changing profession.

Upcoming Lectures:

9/17/2021: Beatriz Colomina, Princeton

10/1/2021: Sylvia Lavin, Princeton

10/22/2021: Felecia Davis, Penn State

11/12/2021: Michelle Chang, Harvard

Spring 2022 Lecture Schedule

1/21/2022: K. Michael Hays, Harvard

2/11/2022: Bryan Lee, Harvard

3/4/2022: Mabel O. Wilson, Columbia

4/1/2022: Mario Carpo, University College London

4/22/2022: Jenny Sabin, Cornell

Register for Lectures here

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The City of Charlotte is conducting a disparity study to examine whether minorities and women (M/WBEs) and Small Business Enterprises (SBEs) have equal access to contracting opportunities.

Meetings will be held October 5 - 12. Please click here to register for a virtual meeting. You will be taken to a two-question survey to allow us to direct you to the appropriate interview.

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Transform & Reform: AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) Fall Conference 2021
Take part in AAJ's 2021 virtual conference, which presents an unique opportunity to reach out nationally and internationally to architecture colleagues in parallel fields, such as health, mental health, and education. Also connect with professionals in disciplines that intersect with the justice system, such as criminology, psychology, and social work. Earn up to 17.25 LU/11 HSW Learn more >

2021 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference registration open
Registration is now open for the virtual Intersections Research Conference happening September 29  October 1. This year's theme is Communities and will bring together researchers and designers from practice and academia. Join us to learn the latest about community engagement best practices, designing healthy and resilient places, and zero-carbon neighborhoods. Register now >

Latest residential firm trends
The AIA's Home Design Trends Survey is a recognized source of emerging trends in residential design and business conditions at residential firms. The latest release shows home offices and outdoor living spaces remained popular. Billings also remained strong and project backlogs increased, reaching a record high.  Access more >

Design services 101
On September 30, AIA Contract Documents will release two new agreements tailored to design services on construction projects. Watch the free webinar to learn about why the new design assist and delegated design services forms were created, and when and how to use them. Watch >  

Adaptive reuse excellence - Models to define value
Successful adaptive reuse projects can maximize existing buildings' potentials to redefine themselves and their context while honoring history. By exploring several case studies as potential prototypes, you will be inspired by creative and high-quality design, learn sustainability innovations, and come away with a greater understanding of the built environment's role in communities. Earn 1.5 LU/HSW  Learn more >

2022-2023 At-large Representative to the Strategic Council
The Strategic Council is accepting submissions for the position of At-large Representative. Up to five candidates may be elected. If you know of someone (member or non-member) who is innovative, open-minded and forward thinking, is a strong communicator/connector, and embodies a collaborative, partnering spirit, encourage them to submit! Learn more >

AIA Film Challenge voting is open
The AIA Film Challenge 2021 films are in. Now it's time to vote for the People's Choice winner, an award that comes with a $2,000 cash prize. Help us promote the public voting phase to our members. Head over to Component Connect to access the social share kit.
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Firm billings for July 2021
AIA's Architecture Billings Index is a recognized leading indicator for nonresidential construction and is available to AIA members for free. July's index reported another month of strong business conditions, with an ABI score of 54.6. Firms also reported optimism for revenue in the second half of 2021. Learn more >

Submit now for the 2022 Housing Awards
AIA Housing Awards show the world how beauty, safety, sustainability, and comfort can come together. New for 2022, the awards offer opportunities in eight categories, with the jury evaluating entries relative to the AIA Framework for Design Excellence. Submit by October 13 at 5pm ET.  Learn more >

CODAsummit: Art, Technology, and Place
CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, is a driving force in large-scale public art, often associated with architectural commissions. The upcoming CODAsummit , November 10-12 in Scottsdale, AZ, will highlight the intersection of Art, Technology, and Place. This year's online exhibition and webinars have attracted a broad audience of architects and allied members, and with your help, we could draw more. 


How the new Custom Residential Agreements help architects
The new AIA Custom Residential Documents streamline the contractual process for architects by tailoring them for the distinctive requirements of the custom residential construction market. Discover how these agreements can enhance your contractual process.   Learn more >

Architecture for Education hosts annual fall conference at EDspaces
At EDspaces you're surrounded by a community of visionaries, getting to know more than 200 exhibitors, partaking of eye-opening workshops and sessions, touring inspiring facilities, and networking with leaders determined to improve and transcend educational design norms. In Pittsburgh from November 3-5.  Learn more >

Call for submissions: Membership Honors
Each year, AIA Celebrates the best buildings and spaces and the people behind them. Submissions are now open for Gold Medal, Fellowship, the Whitney Young Award and more. Deadlines for submitting nominations are quickly approaching from July 27 - October 5Learn more >


2021 Henry Adams Medal submissions
Submissions are now open through October for the 2021 Henry Adams Medal. Schools may submit the name of one graduate of a BArch, MArch, or DArch program, who displays general excellence throughout his or her academic career for this medal and certificate.
View the 2020 Medalists >   Nominate your student >
 

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