October 22, 2021 Newsletter

BB+M Architecture
Project Architect
Intern Architect

C Design
Architectural Project Designer
Interior Architect Designer

Cline Design
Project Architect
Project Manager
Intern Architect/Designer

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2021 AIA Charlotte Design & Service Awards Gala
November 4, 2021 | Mint Museum Randolph
Tented Reception and Awards Program



October 28
UNC Charlotte 
Storrs Hall + Lab Tour
Register here


Upcoming Webinars hosted by General Shale

November 17th | Just Hanging Out on the Wall Masonry Rainscreens

December 15th Look to the Interior - Thin Masonry for Internal Beauty and Design 


Architectural | Engineering Services
Southwest Community Resource Center & East Community Resource Center

Mecklenburg County requests a Statement-of-Qualifications from interested architectural firms for services on two new Capital Improvement Program building projects.  Firms shall assemble a design team to provide master planning, design, bidding, construction contract administration, and closeout/warranty services for potentially both Community Resource Center projects.

A copy of the complete RFQ may be obtained by sending an official Notification-of-Interest via mail, email or facsimile to: Steven Sweat Senior Project Manager, Mecklenburg County Asset & Facility Management, 3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 6000, Charlotte, NC 28075,
Email: steven.sweat@mecklenburgcountync.gov, FAX: (704)-432-0633

Submittals must be received by Asset & Facility Management by Tuesday, 11/23/21 at 2:00pm.

Upon request, this information will be made available in an alternate format for persons with disabilities by calling 980-314-2521.



October 29 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Opening Celebration: Harvey B. Gantt Center new exhibition: Container/Contained: Phil Freelon - Design Strategies for
Telling African American Stories

Container / Contained was researched, curated, and designed by a team of faculty and students led by Dr. Emily Makas, University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Architecture. More details and registration here.

Hear from AIA National's Managing Director of Research and Practice, Michele Russo, who will provide an economic forecast discussing market insights, the Architecture Billings Index, and economic trends effecting the architecture profession.

In addition to hearing from Michele Russo, the membership will vote on the 2022 Board of Directors.  

More details, to include Slate of Officers, is available here.

Find more Juror information here 
Orientation is October 27

This summer the City of Charlotte Planning, Design & Development Department kicked-off the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map process as a first step in putting the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan into action.

Now that the community has shared their input to help map our future growth, it's time to review the DRAFT outcome together. Join us in October to discuss how the Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map and the Charlotte Streets Map will inform future growth, development, and mobility throughout the city.
  • The Charlotte Future 2040 Policy Map is a companion to the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan and identifies appropriate locations for future development in our neighborhoods.
  • The Charlotte Streets Map identifies the multimodal vision for Charlotte's streets to support mobility between the places you live, work, and play.   

[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:

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

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 >

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 >

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.
Learn more >  

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 >

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 >

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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