April 30, 2021 Newsletter
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One on one with Dr. Sharon Gaber, UNC Charlotte's new Chancellor, and Dean Ken Lambla, FAIA.

The May Membership Meeting on Friday, May 7th will feature a one on one discussion with retiring Dean Emeritus Ken Lambla, FAIA and UNC Charlotte's new Chancellor, Dr. Sharon Gaber.

Hear about the Chancellor's vision for UNC Charlotte and much more during this exclusive interview.

Register here. The event will be live streamed on the University's broadcast system.

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[Image]Our climate is changing rapidly, the effects are growing worse with each passing season. Resiliency is at the forefront of discussions to combat climate change it has many perspectives, specialties and has many faces. The Carolinas are leading the way on a national level, join us to engage local and regional resilience leaders to gain insight into the proactive approaches they are taking. Learn what we can and should be doing to address adaptation, mitigation and social equity while generating optimistic results. 
Register here

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The UNC Charlotte School of Architecture Summer Design Academy 2021 is a one-week program June 6 - June 12 that will introduce high school students to the discipline and study of architecture.

The 2021 edition of the program will be held entirely online/remote. Follow this link for more information and to apply now.

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Are you interested in the design of the buildings that provide Charlotte's unique backdrop, understanding the backstories of the goals that drove the design, and powerful stories from the users? Then you're sure to enjoy Little's new podcast, "If Buildings Could Talk." Join hosts John Komisin, Chairman of Little, and Kelly Thompson, Little's Director of Engagement & Communications, as they explore the untold stories behind buildings in our own backyard and how the design of these spaces impacts the lives of individuals and the success of our city.

Subscribe now and listen to the first episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

 
 

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Small cities take on climate change
Northampton, Massachusetts and Dubuque, Iowa have frequently outperformed larger jurisdictions on issues of climate change and resilience, emerging as leading municipalities. Their experiences provide insights to frame a future direction for other communities seeking to build the civic infrastructure and strategies that will lead to success.  Learn more > 

Take action with this Sustainability Action Plan
A solid Sustainability Action Plan can transform your firm. From firm best practices to worksheets that connect to the Framework for Design Excellence, Creating a Sustainability Action Plan that works! guides you through developing--and ultimately implementing--a Sustainability Action Plan, regardless of your firm's expertise around sustainability concepts.   Learn more > 

Component grants - Emerging Professionals programs
The College of Fellows awarded over $22K in funding to support component Emerging Professionals programs in 2020. Submissions for 2021 are now being accepted and the deadline is Monday, June 14. Check out the submission guidelines. Learn more >

K-12 Resources ready for launch
Engagement opportunities and resources your component should consider throughout the year are highlighted within this webinar recording. Watch and learn how to collaborate to reach aspiring architects. Watch today >   Presentation > 

Celebrate 2021 COTE Top Ten recipients
The COTE Top Ten Toast is a free, virtual reception on Thursday, May 20 at 4pm ET to celebrate recipients of the 2021 AIA COTE Top Ten Awards and the Top Ten for Students Competition. All are welcome!  RSVP today >

Announcing the 2021 COTE Open Forum

This year's virtual COTE Open Forum on Thursday, June 24 at 3:30 pm ET will examine how architects can pursue climate action and climate justice through advocacy, commitments, electrification, and resilience. Come for an interactive discussion and actionable takeaways!  Learn more >

Call for papers: AAH healthcare journal
You are invited to submit articles, innovative project case studies, completed research projects, and monographs in the field of healthcare design. Submissions should be timely, preview new trends, and address industry wide topics. Submit by May 27 at 5pm ET. 
Learn more >

Nominate EPs for health care design's Best Under 40
Celebrate individuals making a significant contribution to the advancement of health facilities design! U40 List winners will receive a stipend to attend the AAH/ACHA Summer Leadership Summit in July. Submit by May 3 at 5pm ET. Learn more > 

New! Architect's primer on renewable energy
Incorporating renewable energy into your projects is easier and more affordable than ever. AIA's newest resource is a starter guide to help your members meet their client's goals while contributing to a more sustainable, distributed electric grid. Share this resource with your membership today. Learn more >

Design for Water: Resilience and discovery
Incorporating renewable energy into your projects is easier and more affordable than ever. AIA's newest resource is a starter guide to help your members meet their client's goals while contributing to a more sustainable, distributed electric grid. Share this resource with your membership today. Learn more >

Download Academy of Architecture for Health Journal
The AAH Academy Journal explores subjects of interest to the fields of healthcare architecture, planning, design, and construction. Topics in the 22nd Edition include handwashing, telehealth, and choice-based design. Download  >

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. Review the latest release to see the increase in popularity of hands-free sensor faucets in kitchens and bathrooms and the demand for larger pantry space, likely due to COVID-19.  Learn more > 

Innovative strategies for measuring the success of housing
This session will present the most common and the most innovative techniques for assessing how a building performs for the wellbeing of its residents. You'll learn how to identify barriers to formal post-occupancy evaluation and strategies to mitigate them. May 3 at 12pm ET | Earn 1 LU/HSW Learn more >

New Post-Occupancy Evaluation toolkit for courthouses
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. Learn more >

2021 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference call for papers
AIA and ACSA are accepting abstracts for the 2021 Intersections Research Conference until May 5, 2021. This year's theme is Communities; and will bring together researchers and designers from practice and academia. There will be five tracks: Equitable Communities, Healthy Communities, Zero-Carbon Communities, Community Localism, and Post-Pandemic Communities. Learn more and submit >

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 >
 
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 
 
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
 

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