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Sep 29, 2014
1. 70th Anniversary of Bombing of Dresden Mr. STUART WILLIAMS
Sep 26, 2014
2. U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference: Building... Derek Washam
Sep 16, 2014
3. Call for Nominations: International Practice... Theresa Palma
Sep 08, 2014
4. One Week Left to Apply for Qatar Trade Mission! Derek Washam
Aug 13, 2014
5. Qatar Architectural Services Trade Mission Webinar... Derek Washam
Aug 04, 2014
6. Architect in Luxembourg Kenneth Kornberg, AIA
Jul 11, 2014
7. Doing Business in China Seminar (Carrollton, TX) Derek Washam
Jul 08, 2014
8. International Practice Workshop in Boston on 7/29 Derek Washam
Jul 07, 2014
9. AIA Honorary Fellow Nominations Donald Henke, AIA
Jul 01, 2014
10. UIA2014 Durban: Architecture Otherwhere Theresa Palma


1.
70th Anniversary of Bombing of Dresden
From: Mr. STUART WILLIAMS
To: International Committee
Posted: Sep 29, 2014 6:04 PM
Subject: 70th Anniversary of Bombing of Dresden
Message:
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: International Committee and Historic Resources Committee .
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Hello,

I am an artist and architect in New York.
Some of you may find this project of interest...

I'm working on a major public art installation with the City of Dresden, Germany. The historic Dresden Cathedral will be transformed with light and will appear to breathe in tandem with the upcoming 70th Anniversary Observance of the Bombing of Dresden. Built in 1738, and destroyed in 1945, the Cathedral was rebuilt in the 1980s.

Given Dresden's virtual destruction in the closing days of WWII, I think the vision of one of its foremost architectural landmarks appearing to breath will be filled with powerful symbolism of survival and renewal.

Details available at the following 2 links:

bit.ly
www.stuartwilliamsart.com

With best regards,
Stuart Williams
www.stuartwilliamsart.com

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STUART WILLIAMS
STUART WILLIAMS / Environmental Artist
New York NY
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U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference: Building Resilient Cities
From: Derek Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Sep 26, 2014 11:35 AM
Subject: U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference: Building Resilient Cities
Message:
The Corporate Council on Africa presents...
2014 U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference
Building Resilient Cities
October 7-9, 2014
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center | Washington, DC
http://infra2014.africacncl.org/

Overview

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is proud to present its 6th U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference. This year's conference, themed "Building Resilient Cities," will highlight how major metropolises in Africa are coping with rapid urbanization and the needs of a steadily growing middle class. Workshops will offer solutions for potable water, intermodal transportation, communication technology, and on- and off-grid electricity. This year's special sessions will also address natural and manmade disasters.

Immediately preceding the fall meetings at the World Bank, the conference will bring together U.S. and African government officials, international infrastructure experts, and leading decision makers from the public and private sectors.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2014 U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference.
Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are also available.

WHY ATTEND?

  • Identify key initiatives, upcoming project opportunities and areas of burgeoning growth
  • Learn from peers and experts in the field as they share best practices and success stories
  • Evaluate the risks and rewards of private sector investment across various sectors and regions
  • Discover new partnerships and explore potential investment opportunities
  • Connect with stakeholders involved in infrastructure development throughout the continent
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  • U.S. and African businesses involved in infrastructure, power, water and ICT
  • Financiers looking for bankable projects
  • U.S. and African government officials in the infrastructure sector
  • Individuals looking for networking opportunities, including one-on-one meetings with government officials

For more information, please email cca@africacncl.org.


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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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Call for Nominations: International Practice Committee Advisory G...
From: Theresa Palma
To: International Committee
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 5:06 PM
Subject: Call for Nominations: International Practice Committee Advisory Group Members
Message:

Open Positions:
Vice Chair, Member at Large, Communications/Resources Member


Deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014

The AIA International Practice Committee (IPC) is now soliciting applications for 2015 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

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.

AG Structure:

  • 7 core voting members:
    1. Chair - 2nd year of 3 year term
    2. Vice Chair - 1st year of 3 year term (ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2015-2017)
    3. Past Chair - 3rd year of 3 year term
    4. Member at Large - 2 year term (ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2015-2016)
    5. Trade Issues Member - 2 year term
    6. Education/Programs Member - 2 year term
    7. Communications/Resources Member - 2 year term (ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for 2015-2016)
  • 1 ex-officio member: UIA Professional Practice Commission (PPC) Co-Director 

New members are appointed to the IPC-AG each year, to replace members completing their service. This appointment is to commence in January 2015.  Appointments are renewed annually by the president of the AIA.  AG members are expected to participate in monthly conference calls, IPC-sponsored conferences, symposia, and workshops, and the AIA National Convention.  


Open Positions:

Vice Chair

The successful candidate for the Vice Chair position will be appointed to a 3-year term.  He or she will serve as Chair in his or her second year and as Past Chair in his or her third year on the committee.  The Vice Chair will be responsible for supporting the Chair in coordinating and leading committee activities, including conference calls, programmatic planning, outreach, and serving in an advisory role to AIA members, leadership and staff.  

Member at Large

The successful candidate for the Member At Large position will be appointed to a 2-year term.  He or she will have broad knowledge of and interest in international practice issues.  He or she will be responsible for supporting for the committee in its regular activities and advising on international practice topics, but will be flexible to allow this position to bring to the group or take the lead on new areas of interest to the committee.

Communications/Resources Member

The successful candidate for the Communications/Resources Member position will be appointed to a 2-year term.  He or she will be the AG's point person for coordinating member communications.  He or she will also be responsible for reviewing and coordinating updates to existing resources, identifying new resources, and working with other AG members to develop and adapt content for the International Practice Committee KnowledgeNet site.


Selection

The current AG members review all applications and make a recommendation for appointment by the AIA president.

Criteria:
The Advisory Group utilizes the following criteria in making their evaluations. The individual:

  • is an AIA member in good standing;
  • is committed to a two- or three ‐year term of service (depending on position);
  • has a record of involvement with the committee's past events, publications, or special projects;
  • has an established reputation of following through on volunteer commitments;
  • has an active international practice or other related international professional activity;
  • will contribute to the diversity of the Advisory Group in terms of firm size, geography, gender, ethnicity and expertise;
  • An active involvement with a component's international committee or program is an added advantage.

To Apply

Please send the following materials by e-mail to Theresa Palma, Director, International Relations, theresapalma@aia.org:

  1. A current curriculum vitae, no longer than one page
  2. A brief (no longer than one page) statement of interest in joining the IC-AG, including the position you are applying for (Vice Chair, Member at Large, or Communications/Resources Member), a summary of past committee participation, and a description of any special goals if selected to the AG

 

All application materials must be received by Monday, September 29, 2014, 11:59 PM PDT.



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Theresa Palma
Director, International Relations
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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4.
One Week Left to Apply for Qatar Trade Mission!
From: Derek Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Sep 08, 2014 10:35 AM
Subject: One Week Left to Apply for Qatar Trade Mission!
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Less Than One Week Left to Apply for Qatar Trade Mission!

The deadline for the November Architecture Services Trade Mission to Qatar is approaching fast. Be sure to apply by Monday, September 15 for the chance to help your practice expand to a thriving international market.

The trade mission, hosted from November 17-19, is a prime opportunity to learn about prospects in the booming emirate. Qatar is spending over $250 billion on physical infrastructure and other developments over the next five years in an effort to move beyond a carbon-based economy. A number of specializations are particularly desired; master planning (regional design and port redevelopment); hospitals and health care architecture; hospitality; airports/other transportation infrastructure facility architecture; architectural services for mixed-use projects; sports and entertainment; and educational facilities.

In addition to the itinerary in Qatar, there is also an optional pre-mission stop in Saudi Arabia, where there is $960 billion dollars worth of projects planned or underway. The stop in Riyadh will be from November 16-17.

For more information and to apply, visit Export.gov. Questions about the AIA's involvement in trade missions should be directed to Derek Washam, the AIA's Manager of Federal & International Programs, at 202-626-7595 orderekwasham@aia.org.

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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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5.
Qatar Architectural Services Trade Mission Webinar Set for 8/20
From: Derek Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Aug 13, 2014 4:13 PM
Subject: Qatar Architectural Services Trade Mission Webinar Set for 8/20
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U.S. Department of Commerce Webinar Architecture Services Trade Mission to Qatar and Saudi Arabia

PLEASE JOIN US!
Recently, the American Institute of Architects and the International Trade Administration announced another opportunity to expand prospects for architects overseas with a trade mission to Doha, Qatar from November 17-19, 2014, with an optional mission stop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The purpose of this mission is to introduce U.S. firms to the expanding and diversifying Qatari and Saudi markets. 

We invite you to participate in a free webinar on August 20, 2014 to learn more about opportunities for architecture services and the trade mission to Qatar with an optional stop in Saudi Arabia.

Doing business in the Gulf region is based on building personal relationships. Speakers will include firms actually working in the countries, and who will address the business climate and culture.

Opportunities & Doing Business in Qatar
Qatar is spending over $250 billion on physical infrastructure and other developments over the next 5 years with its 2030 Vision plan combined with the award of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Best prospects include:
• Mass transit related facilities (light rail and subway);
• Stadiums & other entertainment venues
• Schools
• Hospitals
• Commercial facilities

Opportunities & Doing Business in Saudi Arabia
Demands for AEC services in Saudi Arabia has been expanding on average 9% per annum. The FY2014 budget projects government spending at $219 billion. Best prospects include:
• Master planning
• Entertainment and hospitality venues
• Hospitals
• Schools
• Commercial facilities

REGISTER NOW
https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=4Q8W
Date: August 20, 2014
Time 12:00 Noon EST; 7:00 pm
Doha & Riyadh
Cost: Free

For more information:
Arica Young
arica.young@trade.gov
613-317-7358
Eugene Alford
eugene.alford@trade.gvov
202-482-5071
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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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6.
Architect in Luxembourg
From: Kenneth Kornberg, AIA
To: International Committee
Posted: Aug 04, 2014 1:09 PM
Subject: Architect in Luxembourg
Message:

I am looking for an architect or consultant with a good understanding of traditional Luxembourg architecture to advise on design details and construction methods of the historic architecture of Luxembourg City.
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Kenneth Kornberg AIA
Principal
Kornberg Associates/Architects
Menlo Park CA
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7.
Doing Business in China Seminar (Carrollton, TX)
From: Derek Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Jul 11, 2014 2:40 PM
Subject: Doing Business in China Seminar (Carrollton, TX)
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Overview
  The U.S. Department of Commerce in collaboration with the City of Carrollton Economic Development and the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Architecture and Building Products specialist from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Chin
Event Information
  • • Advocacy assistance for U.S. firms seeking foreign public tender projects. • Layers of due diligence on partner/distributor prospe
  • • Determine what intellectual property assistance is available to protect your products • Trends for building products, construction and green initiatives.
  • • Identify the top 10 scams when doing business in China; • Use competitive payment credit tools and access to working capital to help create incremental sal
Please read the following information carefully:
  • The U.S. Commercial Service requires event registrants to accept specific Terms and Conditions and review Product Standards before payment can be collected.
  • To participate please register and submit payment of $35 dollars via credit card.
  • Please address all questions to Matt Baker at matt.baker@trade.gov

Registration available at emenuapps.ita.doc.gov

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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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8.
International Practice Workshop in Boston on 7/29
From: Derek Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Jul 08, 2014 9:58 AM
Subject: International Practice Workshop in Boston on 7/29
Message:

Working Abroad- Pros, Cons, & Ways Forward

The AIA and the Boston Society of Architects are hosting a morning training session on Tuesday, July 29 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. The event will be hosted from 8:30 am until 12pm at BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Second floor, Boston, MA.

Register Now!

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

Attendees will learn about business opportunities that are available in the Middle East, India, Brazil, and other international markets, 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?

    • Firms who are interested in moving their firms abroad

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

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

Register Now!

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

Image: The Bahá'í House of Worship, Lotus Temple, New Delhi, India; architect: Fariborz Sahba

More information at www.aia.org

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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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9.
AIA Honorary Fellow Nominations
From: Donald Henke, AIA
To: International Committee
Posted: Jul 07, 2014 3:15 PM
Subject: AIA Honorary Fellow Nominations
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Please let me know if you have any suggestions for foreign architects to nominate for honorary fellowship. The COD is now assembling our list for our 2015 nominations. Each year the COD typically nominates a half dozen foreign architects who have exemplary bodies of work. Nomination materials for the 2015 College of Fellows are due on October 17, 2014. 

Donald Henke AIA
donald.henke@jacobs.com

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Donald Henke AIA
Senior Architect
Jacobs
Plano TX
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10.
UIA2014 Durban: Architecture Otherwhere
From: Theresa Palma
To: International Committee
Posted: Jul 01, 2014 10:41 AM
Subject: UIA2014 Durban: Architecture Otherwhere
Message:

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The current REGISTRATION FEE of R5500 has been EXTENDED until 31 July 2014

With only weeks to go before the start of the most exciting architectural event ever held in sub-Saharan Africa, don't miss this last opportunity to share in the conversation about sustainable city development for the future.

 

REGISTER TODAY!

 

DON'T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE AND HEAR:


Cameron Sinclair
United States of America

 

Cameron Sinclair is the co-founder and former CEO for Architecture for Humanity, and co-author of the bestselling book 'Design Like You Give A Damn'. Read more here.

* HEAR AWARD-WINNING SPEAKERS


* ATTEND INSPIRING
PRESENTATIONS


* GET INVOLVED IN EXCITING
FRINGE EVENTS

 

* ENGAGE WITH DURBAN'S PEOPLE, SIGHTS AND SOUNDS!

 

REGISTER TODAY!

UIA2014 Durban

+27 31 940 4125• info@uia2014durban.orguia2014durban.org

 

 

 



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Theresa Palma
Director, International Relations
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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