AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Selects Case Study Research Scholar
The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is pleased to announce that it has selected Kelly Martinez, Assoc. AIA as the 2012 AIA Education Research Scholar. Over the course of the summer Kelly will conduct comprehensive professional research on AIA Education Facility Design Award recipient case study projects. Look for her completed work on the CAE website this fall.
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Kelly Martinez is a recent graduate from the Universtiy of Minnesota, College of Design with a Master of Architecture. Her thesis was titled Integrated Center of Arts and Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Her proposed thesis project was similar in scope to the AIA CAE Design Awards in that it compared and contrasted by looking at spatial design, planning and user satisfaction. Kelly has also served as a college teaching assistant and as a mentor for elementary and high school children. View Kelly’s profile on AIA KnowledgeNet.
Practice Management Digest: Human Resources
How many firm leaders have glibly made that clichéd claim, to the extent that it has become Dilbert fodder? More to the point, how many firms sincerely mean it? This issue of the Practice Management Digest is all about the people in your firms, who truly are your greatest asset. Seven articles by industry experts provide valuable insights into attracting, retaining, developing, and managing your firm’s employees. Download the entire PDF issue.
Inspired to learn; nurturing the naturalistic learner. The importance of outdoor learning environments. Part 1 of 4
By Robin R. Randall, AIA
Every place and space we experience offers an opportunity to learn. Accepted educational research first theorized by social scientist author, Howard Gardner, shows that learners have eight multiple intelligences; visual, logical, intrapersonal, musical, body-kinesthetic, linguistic, interpersonal, and naturalistic. Every person has the capacity to learn in each of these strategies; however, some grow stronger than others due to our experiences, opportunities (or lack of opportunities) and environment. Read full article. Visit the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education homepage to learn more about learning environments.
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Human Resources: Creating the right workforce for your future (free)
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Thursday, June 28 | 1-2:15pm ET | 10-11:15am PT | Earn 1.25 CEH
Introduction to BOMA Measurements (free)
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Tuesday, June 26 | 1-2:30pm ET | 10-11:30am PT | Earn 1.5 CEHs
Practical BIM (free)
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Friday, July 13 | 12:30-1:50pm ET | 9:30-10:50am PT | Earn 1.25 CEHs
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Webinar Recording Posted: Form Follows Energy: Achieving the Passive House Standard
Over 600 people attended this June 4, 2012 webinar focusing on the design and construction of a Passive House in northern Vermont. This house was the first Certified Passive House in the U.S. for Habitat for Humanity, the first Passive House in Vermont and the first to be built modular. Download the PowerPoint presentation.
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