March 26, 2021 Newsletter

Project Manager - multifamily

Meyer Greeson Paullin Benson
Intern Architect

Workplace Office Studio Principal

Project Architect

Clark Nexen

Axiom Architecture
Architectural Designer

JDavis Architects, PLLC
Sr. Project Manager

BHM Architects, PA
Project Architect

On behalf of North Carolina's Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NCNOMA) and American Institute of Architects North Carolina (AIANC), it is our pleasure to invite you to showcase your work through SAY IT LOUD - NC virtual exhibition in spring of 2021.

You can submit to SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina here! Deadline March 31

We appreciate the support of our community across the State dedicated to SAY IT LOUD as we share these stories. If you are interested in being involved we would love to speak to you! 


Webinar: K-12 Update
There's still time to register for the April 1 for a K-12 update, where we will discuss engagement opportunities and resources your component should consider throughout the year. With schools re-opening, we'll need to understand better how to collaborate to reach future architects in the coming months.  Register today > 

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 > 

Learning Futures: On the ground
A year into this pandemic, what will be the longer-term impacts on education spaces? Join Fxcollaborative and the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education for an event exploring how COVID-19 has illuminated issues of technology and access, equity, social justice, and our relationship to the natural environment and climate change. March 25 at 2pm ET; Earn 1 LU/HSW  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 Design for Aging fellowships
These research grants support students and emerging professionals as they increase their understanding of senior environments. Awards range from $5,000-15,000 for topics on the built environment, resident quality of life, and future models of care. Submit by April 30.  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 >

Call for jurors: 2022 Fellowship jury
The call for jurors for the 2022 Fellowship Jury is now open. We need individuals whose fellowship experience includes Design, Practice, and Education, Research, and Literature. Candidates from Florida, the Gulf States, Michigan, New England, New Jersey, and Texas are of particular interest. Applications are due March 31 at 5pm Eastern. Learn more > 
Become an Academy of Architecture for Health fellow 
AAH stipends, ranging from $2,000 to-20,000, support students and emerging professionals pursuing their interest in health care design. Submit your application by April 23 at 5pm ET. Learn more > 
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 
Show me the money
The 2021 AIA Trust-Victor & CNA Component Grants Program submissions are due by Monday, April 5, 2021. Submit your winning program ideas for grants up to $3,000 each! More than $300,000 has been awarded directly to AIA Components for innovative programs fostering leadership development and management education. Past award-winning programs are listed here for reference. Learn more

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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