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Aug 31, 2015
1. 2016 Committee Nominations - International Practice... Theresa Ann Palma
Aug 06, 2015
2. Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia, UAE, & Qatar--Apply... Derek Matthew Washam
Jul 24, 2015
3. International Practice Seminar @ AIA SF July 30 Derek Matthew Washam
Jul 22, 2015
4. Webinar on October Trade Mission to UAE & Saudi Arabia Derek Matthew Washam
Jul 14, 2015
5. Intl Practice Seminar @ AIA Houston on Tuesday 7/21! Derek Matthew Washam
Jul 05, 2015
6. AIA Europe new Honors and Awards program Yael S. Kinsky FAIA
7. AIA Europe 2015 Honors and Awards Yael S. Kinsky FAIA
Jul 01, 2015
8. AIA Presentation at PAW Bardhyl Rama Intl. Assoc. AIA
9. Upcoming Int'l Practice Workshops: 7/21 AIA Houston... Derek Matthew Washam
Jun 29, 2015
10. International Practice Trade Issues Survey Theresa Ann Palma


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2016 Committee Nominations - International Practice Committee Ope...
From: Theresa Ann Palma
To: International Committee
Posted: Aug 31, 2015 5:44 PM
Subject: 2016 Committee Nominations - International Practice Committee Openings
Message:

We are seeking nominations for members to serve on AIA national committees!  Opportunities for the International Practice Committee are detailed below:

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The AIA International Practice Committee (IPC) is now soliciting applications for 2016 appointments to the committee's Advisory Group (AG).  All IPC members are encouraged to consider this opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity.

The International Practice Committee is a group of architects and allied professionals involved and/or interested in international practice.  The International Practice Committee Advisory Group explores and monitors global practice and policy issues to be addressed by the President, the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors.  The committee focuses on facilitating members' practice in global markets, identifying and developing practice resources, and providing an active network of architects engaged in international practice.  The committee serves all members by engaging in the global architecture community to advance the highest international standards of education, training and practice.

Open positions:
- Vice Chair - 3 year term (Vice Chair, Chair, Past Chair - 1 year each)
- Trade Issues Member - 2 year term (focused on trade and market access issues faced by AIA members)
- Education/Programs member - 2 year term (focused on continuing education and programming opportunities)

New members are appointed to the IPCAG each year, to replace members completing their service.  This appointment is to commence in January 2016.   Appointments are renewed annually by the president of the AIA.  AG members are expected to participate in the monthly conference calls, IPC-sponsored conferences, symposia, and workshops, and the AIA National Convention.

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This year, the nomination process has been moved online.

When a member clicks on the link, he/she will be asked to log in to the members' side of AIA.org (using, for example, the same login and password used for CES). They will then see a screen listing all of the AIA national committees with openings in 2016. A click on the committee name will lead to a description of the committee's charge.

Members will be required to submit a resume and a letter of interest for each committee application. The nomination process closes at 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, October 15; after that, the link will no longer be active. Appointments will be made by the end of 2015. Please note that applicants must be Architect or Associate members; the link will not work otherwise.

There are many other opportunities for national service not included here: awards, juries, etc. For those specific appointments, separate calls for nominations are sent at certain times of the year; we will make sure you are aware of those opportunities as they arise.

Click here to begin the process. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email Pam Day, Hon. AIA (202-626-7305, pday@aia.org).



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Theresa Palma
Director, International Relations
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia, UAE, & Qatar--Apply by Aug. 15
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Aug 06, 2015 3:11 PM
Subject: Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia, UAE, & Qatar--Apply by Aug. 15
Message:

Architecture and Engineering Trade Mission: UAE & Saudi Arabia

Explore the Markets in UAE and Saudi Arabia

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), with support from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) (http://www.aia.org) and the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) (http://www.acec.org), is organizing an Architecture and Engineering Services Trade Mission to the United Arab Emirates & Saudi Arabia with an optional stop in Qatar

Where Business is Personal

In the Middle East, business is done on the basis of personal contacts and meetings. U.S. companies need to travel to the region to develop strong working relationships with locally based architects, developers, and local officials.

Why UAE and Saudi Arabia?

  • Design Opportunities in UAE United Arab Emirates (UAE) represents a major market for U.S. exports and serves as an important regional hub for American companies. Abu Dhabi has started the new Midfield Terminal airport expansion; it is also building new hotels and international museums on Al Maryah and Saadiyat Islands.
  • Design Opportunities in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia offers one of the biggest opportunities in the region for firms in the architecture and engineering services sector. There are $960 billion worth of projects planned or under way in Saudi Arabia, of which, more than $700 billion are megaprojects, or large master planned developments of more than $1 billion.
  • Best Prospects. Master Planning (regional); Port Re-development; Airports/other transportation infrastructure facility architecture; Healthcare Facilities; Hospitality; Mixed-use projects; Sports & Entertainment; and Educational Facilities.

Apply Now, Space is Limited https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/6R0P

Date: October 18-22, 2015
Venue: Abu Dhabi, UAE; Riyadh & Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Optional Stop: Doha, Qatar
Deadline: August 15, 2015

Cost:

  • UAE & Saudi Arabia fee: $3,300 for small or medium-sized firms, $4,400 for large firms & trade associations. Each additional representative is $750.
  • Qatar optional stop fee: $700 for small or medium-sized firms, $800 for large firms & trade associations. Each Additional representative is $700.

Contacts

Arica Young
(613) 317-7538
arica.young@trade.gov

Eugene Alford
(202) 482-5071
eugene.alford@trade.gov

More information: http://export.gov/trademissions/archengmideast/
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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
derekwasham@aia.org
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International Practice Seminar @ AIA SF July 30
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Jul 24, 2015 3:09 PM
Subject: International Practice Seminar @ AIA SF July 30
Message:

The AIA is excited to host Working Abroad: Pros, Cons, & Ways Forward at AIA San Francisco on Thursday, July 30 to help you and your firm take advantage of the numerous architectural opportunities in thriving and emerging overseas markets. This international practice workshop will provide you with knowledge of the ins and outs of working in foreign countries. India, Brazil, and the Middle East will serve as case studies for any international work, as they offer a myriad of opportunities to expand your business portfolio.

The July 30 San Francisco workshop will be held from 2:00pm-5:30pm at AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104.

REGISTER FOR SAN FRANCISCO HERE!

This training session will assist firms and members by connecting them with members who have done work internationally, the U.S. Department of CommerceSmall Business Administration, and more.

Attendees will learn about business opportunities that are available across the globe (including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Brazil, and India) resources provided by the Federal government, and how to best use those resources. Problems that can occur while working abroad, how business practices differ from the United States, and how to comply with foreign laws will also be topics of discussion.

Who Should Attend?

    • Architects who are interested in moving their firms abroad

    • Architects who have worked abroad and are looking for insights into other countries

    • Architects who are working on large infrastructure projects and want to find out more about U.S. Government funding opportunities

    • Architects who are interested in Department of Commerce Trade Missions, including the upcoming October mission to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia

REGISTER FOR SAN FRANCISCO HERE!

Speakers at AIA San Francisco on July 30 will include:

Thomas K. Yee, AIA, Chairman of the Board, Principal, San FranciscoSTUDIOS

David Andreini, AIA, Associate Principal, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Matt Baker, MBA, CGBP, Sr. International Trade SpecialistU.S. & Foreign Commercial Service l U.S. Department of Commerce

Stephan Crawford, DirectorU.S. Export Assistance Center San Francisco

Jeff Deiss, Export Program Manager, US Small Business Administration

Earn up to 3 LUs!

Cost: $20 AIA Members / $50 Non-Members

For questions and registration please contact Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs

Have thoughts about international practice? Take our survey to help better serve your needs.



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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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4.
Webinar on October Trade Mission to UAE & Saudi Arabia
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Jul 22, 2015 3:30 PM
Subject: Webinar on October Trade Mission to UAE & Saudi Arabia
Attachment(s):
Message:
The Department of Commerce invites you to participate in a free webinar on August 4, 2015 to learn more about opportunities for architecture and engineering services in the Arabian Gulf countries. Speakers will include individuals actually working in the countries to who will address the business climate and culture.

Abu Dhabi UAE
Abu Dhabi has started the new Midfield Terminal airport expansion; it is also building new hotels and
international museums on Al Maryah and Saadiyat Islands.

Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is already looking for U.S. capabilities in assisting in the design and development of 2.5 million residential units and multi-use compounds associated with the significant demand for housing.

Opportunities in Doha, Qatar
Qatar is spending over $250 billion on physical infrastructure and other developments over the next five
years. Projects include the new Hamad International Airport (Phase II in planning stage), the New Doha Port Project (the world's largest greenfield port project) and new rail lines.

Best Prospects:
• Master planning;
• Health care architecture; hospitality;
• Airports/other transportation infrastructure
facilities;
• Architecture and Engineering services for mixeduse
projects;
• Sports and entertainment;

Register Now:
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
DATE: August 4, 2015
TIME: 11:00am EST; 10:00am CST; 9:00am MST;
8:00am PST
COST: Free

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Arica Young
(613) 317-7538
arica.young@trade.gov

Eugene Alford
(202) 482-5071
eugene.alford@trade.gov
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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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5.
Intl Practice Seminar @ AIA Houston on Tuesday 7/21!
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Jul 14, 2015 11:08 AM
Subject: Intl Practice Seminar @ AIA Houston on Tuesday 7/21!
Message:

Join the AIA and AIA Houston at Working - Pros, Cons, & Ways Forward, an international practice training, at AIA Houston on July 21. Be sure to register soon so you do not miss out on this chance to learn how to seize the many architectural opportunities in thriving and emerging overseas markets!

REGISTER NOW!


This event will provide you with extensive background on working in foreign countries and what resources are available to help you succeed. The Gulf States, Brazil, and India will serve as catalysts for discussion, as they offer a myriad of opportunities to expand your business and provide interesting lessons that are applicable to all international work.

 

Meet local experts who can provide assistance to your practice, network with fellow architects who share your interest in international markets, and learn about resources the U.S. government provides to help you succeed. Speakers will include Art Chavez, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Principal, Page; Chris Hudson, AIA, President, MORRIS; Matt Baker and Richard Ryan, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Tim Jeffcoat, U.S. Small Business Administration. The workshop will be held from 8:30am-12:00pm at AIA Houston, 315 Capitol St, Suite 120, Houston, Texas 77002.

 

Why should you attend?

 

  1. Learn what it is like to start to expand your practice abroad from the perspective of fellow architects.
  2. Find out about resources the U.S. government provides to help you succeed overseas, such as this October's trade mission to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
  3. Learn how to navigate the challenges foreign markets can bring.

REGISTER NOW!

We hope that we will see you at this exciting opportunity to explore expanding your practice abroad. For more information, visit www.aia.org/workingpcw.

For additional questions, contact:

Derek Washam

Manager, Federal & International Programs

derekwasham@aia.org

202-626-7595



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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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6.
AIA Europe new Honors and Awards program
From: Yael S. Kinsky FAIA
To: International Committee
Posted: Jul 05, 2015 3:42 AM
Subject: AIA Europe new Honors and Awards program
Message:
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: Committee on Architecture for Education and International Committee .
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We are pleased to invite our AIA members to submit their best projects to AIA Europe new Honors and Awards program.
The deadline is July 31 2015
AIA Europe chapter's members and AIA National and International members with projects in Europe's Territory are eligible to submit.
click here to submit:

https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=VNCSQOUJ

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Yael Kinsky FAIA
Architect And Urban Design
Kinsky Architects
Neve-Monosson
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AIA Europe 2015 Honors and Awards
From: Yael S. Kinsky FAIA
To: International Committee
Posted: Jul 05, 2015 3:40 AM
Subject: AIA Europe 2015 Honors and Awards
Message:
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: International Committee and Committee on Design .
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We are pleased to invite our AIA members to submit their best projects to AIA Europe new Honors and Awards program.
The deadline is July 31 2015
AIA Europe chapter's members and AIA National and International members with projects in Europe's Territory are eligible to submit.
click here to submit:

https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=VNCSQOUJ

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Yael Kinsky FAIA
Architect And Urban Design
Kinsky Architects
Neve-Monosson
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8.
AIA Presentation at PAW
From: Bardhyl Rama Intl. Assoc. AIA
To: International Committee
Posted: Jul 01, 2015 4:18 PM
Subject: AIA Presentation at PAW
Message:
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: Presenters and International Committee .
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The AIA presentation at Pristina Architecture Week has shown again that the international community of architects has a special interest in the AIA and AIA Europe activities. 

I am glad the presentation drew significant attention from students and participants even before it happened (when they announced it on Facebook, electronic magazine and the PAW website). Part of it could be that it was spread out on social media, it included slides, pictures and video on the projector. The AIA and AIA Europe logos were part of the main online poster and the big one at the entrance of the building.

The presentation included the brief history of AIA National and AIA Continental Europe, the board, membership and and the goals set forward.
It was discussed about the activities at the AIA National and AIA CE,  the presentation included the information on the past and future AIA CE Conferences (such as: London, Paris, Milan and upcoming Vienna and Barcelona).

There was also a statement sent by Mr. Thomas Vonier, 2016 AIA President Elect and AIA CE founder, especially for this event.

 
 Here is more on linkedin:
 
or Facebook:




Bard, 

Bardhyl Rama, Int'l Assoc AIA 

Eastern Europe Section Director

AIA Continental Europe Chapter







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9.
Upcoming Int'l Practice Workshops: 7/21 AIA Houston & 7/30 AIA SF
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Jul 01, 2015 3:55 PM
Subject: Upcoming Int'l Practice Workshops: 7/21 AIA Houston & 7/30 AIA SF
Message:



The AIA is excited to host two international practice workshops this month. Join us at AIA Houston on Tuesday, July 21 or at AIA San Francisco on Thursday, July 30 to help you and your firm take advantage of the numerous architectural opportunities in thriving and emerging overseas markets. Working Abroad - Pros, Cons, & Ways Forward will provide you with knowledge of the ins and outs of working in foreign countries. India, Brazil, and the Middle East will serve as case studies for any international work, as they offer a myriad of opportunities to expand your business portfolio. More information is available at www.aia.org/workingpcw

The July 21 Houston workshop will be held from 8:30am-12:00pm at AIA Houston, 315 Capitol St, Suite 120, Houston, Texas 77002.

The July 30 San Francisco workshop will be held from 2:00pm-5:30pm at AIA San Francisco, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104.

REGISTER FOR HOUSTON HEREREGISTER FOR SAN FRANCISCO HERE!

This training session will assist firms and members by connecting them with members who have done work internationally, the U.S. Department of CommerceSmall Business Administration, and more.

Attendees will learn about business opportunities that are available across the globe (including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Brazil, and India) resources provided by the Federal government, and how to best use those resources. Problems that can occur while working abroad, how business practices differ from the United States, and how to comply with foreign laws will also be topics of discussion.

Who Should Attend?

    • Architects who are interested in moving their firms abroad

    • Architects who have worked abroad and are looking for insights into other countries

    • Architects who are working on large infrastructure projects and want to find out more about U.S. Government funding opportunities

    • Architects who are interested in Department of Commerce Trade Missions, including the upcoming October mission to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia

REGISTER FOR HOUSTON HEREREGISTER FOR SAN FRANCISCO HERE!

Earn up to 3 LUs!

Cost: $20 AIA Members / $50 Non-Members

For questions and registration please contact Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs

Have thoughts about international practice? Take our survey to help better serve your needs.



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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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10.
International Practice Trade Issues Survey
From: Theresa Ann Palma
To: International Committee
Posted: Jun 29, 2015 10:51 AM
Subject: International Practice Trade Issues Survey
Message:
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: Committee on Design and International Committee .
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The 2015 AIA International Practice Committee is interested in your thoughts on the status of your International Practice. We are particularly interested in the specific challenges to practicing abroad that you believe should be addressed. With the information that you provide, the AIA, in conjunction with the US Department of Commerce and other government agencies, intends to address specific concerns that will lead to better practice opportunities with fewer inappropriate constraints. Your responses will be confidential and will be used to generate general information that will assist in reaching appropriate authorities to address concerns of our members. 

Take the survey here.

Thank you for your input and support for this effort.

2015 AIA International Practice Committee Advisory Group
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