March 5, 2021 Newsletter

Axiom Architecture
Architectural Designer

JDavis Architects, PLLC
Sr. Project Manager

BHM Architects, PA
Project Architect

Intermediate Level Architect

AIA Charlotte has a new Fellow!
The 2021 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects elevated 101 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. 
      Kenneth A. Lambla, FAIA
AIA Charlotte
      Ken Lambla advances architectural education and expands the role of architects in society through the creation of multi-disciplinary, research-based design education programs, innovative community engagement initiatives, and sustained professional mentorship strategies.

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Congratulations to the other 3 Fellows in North Carolina!


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11:30 Shotgun Start

[Image]March 24th Membership Meeting with Michael Smith

Michael J. Smith is the President and CEO of Charlotte Center City Partners, an organization that envisions and implements strategies and actions to drive the economic, social and cultural development of Charlotte's Center City. Smith's background blends corporate and non-profit experience.

Since 2005, Smith has been the driving force behind a number of city-changing initiatives, creating and helping shape initiatives that have changed the landscape for the Charlotte in sustainability, economic development, urban neighborhoods, homelessness, transit and hospitality. Over the last couple of decades, Charlotte's urban core has been transformed into a major destination, become a thriving neighborhood and expanded as the Charlotte region's major employment center. 


[Image]Webinar Wednesdays are back! General Shale is pleased to offer our courses online once again. We will repeat some of our popular webinars for those that missed them the first time around, and we've also got new courses in the works. This time around we've invited industry partners to present as well, so we have even more to offer.

We invite architects, designers, technologists, masons and anyone interested in learning about Arriscraft and our partners. Webinar Wednesdays will allow access to our presentations on a computer, from anywhere in North America. Our courses are AIA accredited, and can also be used towards OAA, ARIDO and ASID learning credits.  Download class schedule here.

March 10th | The Changing Landscape of Thin Adhered Masonry Veneers


Need up-to-date salary information? Participate in the 2021 AIA Compensation Survey! The AIA's biennial Compensation Survey, last conducted in 2019, is the benchmark for the profession, and a valued resource for firms and practitioners, and during the current economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this information is more critical than ever. As a participating firm, you will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the complete survey report when it is released. If you received an invitation to participate, we ask that you respond as your reply is vital for the success of this study. If you are a firm leader who has not received an invitation and would like to participate, please send an email to the AIA Economics & Market Research team at We thank you in advance for your participation

On behalf of North Carolina's Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NCNOMA) and American Institute of Architects North Carolina (AIANC), it is our pleasure to invite you to showcase your work through SAY IT LOUD - NC virtual exhibition in spring of 2021.

You can submit to SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina here! Deadline March 31

We appreciate the support of our community across the State dedicated to SAY IT LOUD as we share these stories. If you are interested in being involved we would love to speak to you!


Economic resources from ConstructConnect
Access complimentary construction economic news and construction forecasts from AIA Innovation Partner ConstructConnect. These trends can help firms and components strategically plan during unprecedented times. Sign up today
Senior housing designs post-pandemic
New strategies for health and safety will be crucial in the post-COVID designs for all senior environments, including multi-family housing, mixed-use, and hospitality. Join the Knowledge Community, Design for Aging, as we explore COVID's impact on senior environment designs and daily operations and consider best practices to create safer spaces for residents, families, and caregivers. Earn 1 LU/HSW Register today 
Embodied carbon and life cycle assessment in traditional and heritage buildings
This live course will explore energy efficiency in traditional and heritage buildings and discuss emerging research on climate change and its effect on heritage buildings. 
Earn 1 LU/HSW 
Learn more >
Show me the money
The 2021 AIA Trust-Victor & CNA Component Grants Program submissions are due by Monday, April 5, 2021. Submit your winning program ideas for grants up to $3,000 each! More than $300,000 has been awarded directly to AIA Components for innovative programs fostering leadership development and management education. Past award-winning programs are listed here for reference. Learn more

Become an Academy of Architecture for Health fellow
Academy of Architecture for Health stipends range from $2,000-20,000 and support students and emerging professionals as they pursue their interest in health care design. Submit to a fellowship program by April 23 at 5pm ET. Learn more > 

Firm billings decline in December
AIA's Architecture Billings Index is a recognized leading indicator for nonresidential construction and is available to AIA members for free. December's index shows that business conditions at architecture firms backslid, ending the year on a disappointing note. However, firms remain optimistic about 2021. Read more

2021 Annual Business Meeting Information
The AIA 2021 annual meeting will be called to order on June 10, 2021. Find everything delegates will need to participate in the 2021 AIA annual meeting, plus information on accreditation, voting, and candidate speeches. Learn more

New post-occupancy evaluation toolkit
This Academy of Architecture for Justice toolkit provides the opportunity to gather and analyze information about several aspects of a building's performance, such as functional area operations, user and occupant satisfaction, maintenance requirements, technical performance, and safety and security. Review this toolkit and see how it can aid your courthouse designs.  Learn more

Submit your health care project today
The Healthcare Design Awards showcase the best of healthcare building design, planning and design-oriented research. Projects should solve aesthetic, civic, urban, and social concerns in addition to the requisite functional and sustainability concerns associated with a healthcare setting. Submissions are due March 16 by 5pm ET. Submit today
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