The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is a large and active group of architects and allied professionals concerned with the quality and design of all types of educational, cultural, and recreational facilities. While a large portion of our members practice in the K-12 and post-secondary education markets, we look to serve the needs of those in the entire pre-K to 99 markets. CAE identifies national educational facility issues critical to architects and works to strengthen relationships with allied organizations, client groups, and the public. On behalf of CAE, we encourage all to participate in our international discourse by applying to serve on the 5-person advisory group.
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The 2014 CAE Design Awards call for submissions is closed. Awards will be announced at the CAE Reception at the AIA National Convention in Chicago in June. View the 2013 winning projects or visit the awards page for more detailed submission information.
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Academic Library Building Design: Resources for Planning
-A guide to providing information for thinking about the design of new and renovated library space, and point toward additional resources that can support, inform and enhance the academic library design process.
Designing Learning Environments to Rebuild Urban America
- A report from the 2009 CAE Fall Conference held in New York City
Carbon-Neutral Campus Architecture Webinar: Climate-Specific Design and Innovation
- Listen in on an investigation of cutting-edge learning environment projects that are carbon-neutral and beyond
During the next year, you may find opportunities to discuss integrating safety and security design thinking in educational environments with public officials, school administrators, teachers, parents, and students. The Committee on Architecture for Education Leadership Group has collected a number of resources that can assist you in preparing for those inquiries Download resource list.
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What is sustainable design?
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From working on a few design proposals, I’ve begun to spot core differences in our approach when...
The initial process of designing for educational facilities usually encompasses the following thought...
In the beginning stages of assessing an educational laboratory, the architecture firm must engage...
From speaking with a few Principals at past AIA SF events who specialize in the education sector,...
This is a wonderful opportunity to see what connections can be made between architecture and neuroscience. If you have a project you would like to...
Communication - Maintaining a successful outreach between the district, college, and community. A forum could be formed to generate...
The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, at the Salk Institute in LaJolla, CA has posted a call for papers for its September 2014 conference. ...
2014 CAE Spring Conference
The Value of Design: Enhancing Education Through Architecture
The AIA Committee on Architecture for Education will sponsor emerging professionals to attend their...
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