August 20, 2021 Newsletter
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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
Student Design Competition
CALLING ALL BOWLERS!
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.
While the bowling alley does not currently require face masks inside, you can wear one if desired/needed.Who: 3-person bowling teams, up to 2 subs allowed.
Open to anyone in the AEC industry (& family).
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/8.
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.
SAVE THE DATE: ARCHITECTURE MONTH | OCTOBER 2021
EDUCATION RESOURCESBelow is a list of resources where you can get online continuing education credits.
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 >
Licensure candidates: Apply now for ARE scholarship
Applications are open through August 27 for the 2021 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship. Apply today for this grant covering the full costs of the Architect Registration Examination, as well as study materials and access to ArchiPrep®. Apply today >
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 email@example.com.
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 >
Call for submissions: 2021 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative grants
The Upjohn program funds up to six research grants of $15,000-$30,000 per recipient annually for projects completed in a 6- to 18-month period. Research should be relevant and applicable to practicing architects and correlate to the priorities outlined in AIA's Climate Action Plan. Deadline: September 1, 2021. Submit proposals >
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 >