InHouse OutHouse Team Receives AIA Innovation and Practice in House Design Research Grant
The AIA Small Project Practitioners and the AIA Housing Knowledge Community are proud to announce Jason Fleming, Assoc. AIA, Peter Muessig, Assoc. AIA, and Andrew Daley, Assoc. AIA, as recipients of the 2012 AIA Innovation and Practice in House Design Research Grant for their project InHouse OutHouse.
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"[All of] the 2012 submissions were innovative indeed. From potentially revolutionary to substantially transformational, the entries birthed grand ideas dreamed of in the minds of students and former students to the challenging reality of professional practice," commented juror R. Denise Everson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP.
The InHouse OutHouse, submitted by three colleagues from Rice University, quickly rose to the top of the pile and created a sense of unity among the jury. The idea is to create a prefabricated “core” containing central services of a home such as kitchen, bath, HVAC, etc. off-site where manufacturing can be controlled. Once inserted, the InHouse OutHouse acts as the "guts" of the house, and can be used in existing homes or used in new construction. Whether deployed in Houston, Los Angeles, or any other American city or town, the InHouse OutHouse will allow communities to retain their character while being infused with modern conveniences. Read the complete article and Jason's blog entry.
Healthcare Design Fall Conference Scholarship Applications due Monday, August 20, 2012
From the Academy of Architecture for Health Knowledge Community
Herman Miller Healthcare will sponsor eight intern architects to attend HealthcareDesign12, the fall conference of the Center for Health Design/AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. The conference will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center, November 3-6, 2012. Each selected intern architect will receive up to a $1,500 reimbursement to cover registration fees, air travel, and hotel room costs. Download the application with requirements.
Elevating the Art of Residential Design & Practice: Early Registration Ends July 18
From the Custom Residential Architects Network
The three-day symposium is open to all AIA and non-AIA members and will bring together custom residential architects from across the country to learn, share and discuss relevant topics in the field of residential architecture. CRAN is committed to the promotion of all residential architecture based on architectural content irrespective of style. Participants can earn up to 18 AIA Continuing Education credits. Learn more about the symposium.
Current Trends in Senior Living as a result of Aging in Place & their Impact on Assisted Living
By Shekhar Bhushan, AIA
The objective of this paper is to better understand the impact on programming and design that the preference for aging in place may have on all aspects of senior living especially assisted living, with respect to both standalones and as part of senior living campuses now and in the future. Download the PDF to read the entire article from the latest AIA Design for Aging Knowledge Community newsletter, Blueprints for Senior Living.
Practice Management Webinar Resources Posted
Human Resources: Creating the right workforce for your future
Do you have the right team in place to ensure a successful future for your firm? Creating a great team is not an accident but a deliberate intention executed with discipline. We all know the cost when we hire the wrong people—the time and money invested and lost—but you also lose opportunities, reputation and experience significant gaps in project performance. Sandy Blaha presented this webinar on June 28th. Download the webinars resources: PDF Handout | YouTube | Human Resources Workbook. Learn more about the Practice Management Knowledge Community.
Healthcare Facility Guidelines Institute Public Comment Period
From the Academy of Architecture for Health Knowledge Community
The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) opened the public comment period (June 1 through Nov. 25) on proposed changes for the 2014 edition of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care. Rebecca Lewis & Scott Miller - AAH Liaisons to the Guidelines Revision Committee - urge all AIA members to become fully engaged in this comment/review process. The review process should focus on proposed changes that may go above and beyond the minimal design standards and do they pose operational mandates beyond the intention of the Guidelines. Participation in this process by all in the health design field is needed. The Guidelines is used as the codes in over 42 states around the country. The draft 2014 Guidelines is available for review in electronic form on the FGI website.
RE: Right to Plan Usage
Posted by S. Jones, AIA
This is totally theoretical - but if a firm is working on a project and bring it through to DD's and for what ever reason the client stops the project then restarts it with another firm does the client have the right to use the DD's and to give to the new firm and let them use them to continue the project?
Or - in another scenario - they decide to move or duplicate the project to another city and/or site - can they use the DD that the original firm produces for them? Join the conversation.
RE: Appraisal Reform - #1 Agenda for Architects
Posted by Eric Rawlings, AIA
Custom Residences are very difficult to build, especially in today's economic climate. It's hard enough to find people willing to spend more on a custom residence and even harder to find a bank willing to lend them money. I don't know if any of you have noticed how low appraisals are coming in these days, but I know for a fact sales have steadily gone up over the last few years in my area, yet this year appraisals are coming in suspiciously lower. Join the discussion.
Get a Jump Start on 2012 with FREE CEH Webinars!
View an AIA Knowledge Community webinar at your office or on any iDevice. Upcoming webinars include:
Friday, July 13, 2012 | 12:30-1:50pm ET | 9:30-10:50am PT | Earn 1.25 CEHs
Sponsored by the AIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community, this broadcasted session of the Practical BIM symposium consists of four leaders in technology in practice: Daniel J. Janotta, AIA, discusses BIM Implementation, Process, and Training; Dennis Sheldon, Ph.D., AIA, discusses BIM and the Cloud; Anton Harfman, AIA discusses BIM - Building Relationships; Mario Guttman, AIA discusses Application Programming Enhancement of BIM. Professor Karen M. Kensek moderates.
Check webinar calendar later this summer for more fall events.
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