May 14, 2021 Newsletter
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[Image]AIA Charlotte is trying to gauge members understanding and amount of engagement with the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan. This short survey should only take 2 - 3 minutes to complete. AIA Charlotte will share the results of the survey with the City of Charlotte, excluding any personal information that was included such as names or firms. AIA Charlotte staff are the only individuals with access to the names of survey submitters. It is not required that you include your name to participate. If you indicate you would like more information, someone will reach out to you. Please participate in this 7 question survey


LogoLightweight Building Skins | May 18 Virtual Session

The course outlines a brief history of lightweight construction with an introductory look at the new materials and the digital advances which make this technology compelling today.   It covers when to use this type of construction and provides definition of key components while addressing structure, form, and climate.   Issues affecting the growing use of these technologies and materials in façade design are considered.   Further, the design process is described from idea generation to problem solving.  Finally, we look at the future of this technology and discuss its advantages in building today.   Register here |  1 HSW credit 

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[Image]Resilience leaders illustrate how green building achieves resilience goals to create safer, more equitable places to call home. May 19 Virtual Session

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. 1.5 AIA LU | More details available 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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Local COTE Guide for chapters
The COTE guide offers best practices, context, examples, and other resources to chapters or related groups operating or stating in local or state AIA components. Kick off your sustainability group and access the guide here.

Claims against design professionals
Design professionals have continued to report claims in the last year despite the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the design and construction industry.  Hear from an executive insurance claims counsel about the project types and issues involved in these claims and how to avoid them. Register today >

Firm billings for March 2021
AIA's Architecture Billings Index is a recognized leading indicator for nonresidential construction and is available to AIA members for free. March's index showed billings continued their turnaround, with a strong ABI score of 55.6. Inquiries into new work and the value of new design contracts also both continued to rise. Learn more >

Gold Medal and Architecture Firm Award
The 2022 Gold Medal and 2022 Architecture Firm Award are open for submission through July 27, 2021 at 5pm eastern.  Submit now >

Call for proposals: Academy of Architecture for Justice Fall Conference
Sessions should explore how architects and allied professionals shape new approaches to justice. Consider how to introduce the community and therapeutic courts, restorative and trauma-informed practices, peacemaking centers, opportunities for diversion, deflection, and other community-based alternatives to incarceration that support healing and recovery. Submit by June 11 at 5pm ET.  Learn more >

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 >

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 > 

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 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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