September 3, 2021 Newsletter
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Join us September 8 for a VIRTUAL kickoff event for networking and a brief presentation about the Mentorship Exchange Program. 

For those of you unfamiliar with the program, it is a mentoring program that is not like the traditional model of one-on-one. The Mentorship Exchange concept incorporates a cross-section of the profession (students, associates, newly licensed professionals, licensed professionals and senior professionals) so it takes all levels to make the program successful.

Each group is customizable to meet the needs of its members. The goal is to provide new experiences and different perspectives for all those involved. The program facilitates a connection between the academic and professional realms of architecture.


Join us for our kickoff event for networking, a brief presentation about the Mentorship Exchange Program, and to register for a Mentorship Group for the 2021-2022 academic year. During the Fall Kickoff Event we will also be hearing from several other communities and organizations about upcoming events and opportunities including: UNC Charlotte, UNCC AIAS, WIA, AIAC Architecture Month Committee, and AIAC Education Committee.

[Image]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.

2021 DESIGN CATEGORIES:
New Construction & Substantial Renovation
Housing
Adaptive Reuse/Preservation
Interior Architecture
Unrealized Projects
Student Design Competition
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CALLING ALL BOWLERS!
[Image]Architecture Bowling League (ABL) is re-starting this fall & we're looking for teams!
After taking last year off due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are looking forward to getting the group together again. We will be following city/county mask mandate guidelines for indoor activities.




Who: 3-person bowling teams, up to 2 subs allowed.
Open to anyone in the AEC industry (& family). If you don't have enough people to fill a team or are looking to join a team, please send an email to Andrea & we can help make a match.
Where: AMF Centennial Lanes 4501 South Blvd.
When: Wed. evenings starting 9/15 thru 12/15 (13 weeks total).
We won't play Thanksgiving week. Practice starts 6:45 pm, games start 7pm.
Cost: $16/person per week, plus shoe rental.

Captain's meeting to be held 9/8 @ 7pm @ bowling alley.
Please send team info (team name, roster & contact info) to Andrea Kirby @ ablbowling16@gmail.com by 9/8.

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AIA CHARLOTTE FALL GOLF TOURNAMENT
SEPTEMBER 23 | OLDE SYCAMORE 

SPONSORSHIPS AND TEAM REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN HERE

Interested in volunteering for the golf committee?
Contact
Kate Shelton
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SPONSOR

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SAVE THE DATE: ARCHITECTURE MONTH | OCTOBER 2021
OCTOBER 7 20 x 20 DESIGN AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
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
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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 >

New 2021 Compensation Report available now
The newly updated 2021 AIA Compensation Report is now available! Get data for 44 positions in 31 states, 33 metro areas, and 18 cities, plus a free salary calculator. New coverage this year includes Hawaii and Utah, and the Honolulu, Milwaukee, Orlando, Salt Lake City, and Tampa metro areas. Learn more >

Firm billings for June 2021
AIA's Architecture Billings Index is a recognized leading indicator for nonresidential construction and is available to AIA members for free. June's index reported another month of extremely strong business conditions, with an ABI score of 57.1. Over half of firms also reported problems filling open positions. Learn more >

The Farnsworth House
This session covers the fascinating personalities and history behind the Farnsworth House, and the struggle to save the modernist icon by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We'll also consider the conservation efforts underway, and the innovative programming that allows visitors to see the house in new ways. Earn 1 LU/HSW 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 5. Learn more >


Architects Guide to Business Continuity
Floods, cyber-attacks and the unexpected loss of a team member can easily interrupt operations for any firm. Will you be able to provide clients with the assurance that work will continue despite a disruption? Updated for 2021, the Architect's Guide to Business Continuity helps firms become more resilient with a step-by-step process and accompanying worksheets for assessing and reducing risks associated with disruption.
Learn more >

Member Tip: Fellowship (FAIA) eligibility requirement
To be eligible for FAIA nomination, a member must have been an architect member (AIA) for at least ten cumulative years. Regardless of breaks in membership, all periods of architect membership adding up to 10 years suffices, excluding Associate and Honorary membership. Please verify your membership with aiamembershiphistory@aia.org.

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 a dramatic increase in outdoor living spaces while project billings, inquiries, and design contracts continued to remain strong. View resource >

2022 Awards Cycle: See what's open
The 2022 Awards cycle has kicked off with several awards that are currently open. Among those are Architecture, Architecture Firm, Gold Medal, Interior Architecture, Regional & Urban, and Twenty-five year.  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 > 


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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