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Dec 09, 2014
1. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MISSION TO CHINA Derek Matthew Washam
Dec 08, 2014
2. Webinar: U.S. Business Opportunities for 2016 Olympics Derek Matthew Washam
3. US, Canada, and Mexico to Recognize Architect Credentials Derek Matthew Washam
Nov 18, 2014
4. SAH Announces 68th Annual International Conference... Helena Karabatsos
Nov 11, 2014
5. Apply for the Architect in Residence Program 2015 Theresa Ann Palma
Oct 07, 2014
6. RE: Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission... Thomas J. Crabtree AIA
Oct 02, 2014
7. Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission Deadline... Theresa Ann Palma
Sep 29, 2014
8. 70th Anniversary of Bombing of Dresden STUART WILLIAMS
Sep 26, 2014
9. U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference: Building... Derek Matthew Washam
Sep 16, 2014
10. Call for Nominations: International Practice... Theresa Ann Palma


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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MISSION TO CHINA
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Dec 09, 2014 10:41 AM
Subject: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MISSION TO CHINA
Message:

Monday, December 8, 2014

U.S. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE PRITZKER AND U.S. SECRETARY OF ENERGY MONIZ ANNOUNCE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MISSION TO CHINA

Joint Trade Mission will Focus on Promoting Clean Energy Technologies

 

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced that they will lead a Business Development Mission to China in April 2015, focused on industries supporting Smart Cities and Smart Growth. The trade mission will help U.S. companies launch or increase their business in China in areas such as green buildings, building energy retrofitting, building management, green data centers, carbon capture utilization and storage, energy efficiency technologies, clean air and water technologies, waste treatment technologies, smart grid and green transportation.

 

This mission is one of several efforts underway that will help strengthen and expand U.S.-China clean energy cooperation following the joint announcement made by President Obama and President Xi on November 12 in Beijing on the two countries' post-2020 climate targets. China is the world's largest energy consumer and the leading emitter of greenhouse gases, and this mission will help China meet its stated goal of peaking CO2 emissions around 2030, and increasing their non-fossil fuel share of all energy to around 20 percent by 2030.

 

"As the country's Chief Commercial Advocate, a key part of my job is helping U.S. companies connect with business opportunities around the world, and China's energy sector holds huge potential for U.S. firms," said Secretary Pritzker. "China will continue to have tremendous energy needs as the country urbanizes and grows its middle class, and American companies have the expertise necessary to serve as partners in building clean and efficient infrastructure. I am thrilled that Secretary of Energy Moniz will be joining me on this mission to represent the best of what the U.S. has to offer when it comes to world-class businesses and unparalleled know-how in clean technology."

 

This will be Secretary Pritzker's fifth trade mission since taking office in June 2013, and her first joint trade mission with a fellow cabinet secretary.

 

"As the two largest economies, energy consumers, and carbon emitters, the United States and China must advance affordable clean energy, while simultaneously mitigating the long-term threat of climate change," said Secretary Moniz. "This mission will deepen our cooperation to promote a low-carbon economy by expanding U.S. company exports in China and helping to facilitate their involvement in Smart City planning and deployment of cutting-edge clean energy technologies."

 

U.S. goods exports in 2013 to China were $121.7 billion, up 10.2 percent from the previous year. Corresponding U.S. imports from China were $440.4 billion, up 3.5 percent.

 

The Business Development Mission delegation will be composed of senior executives from 20-25 U.S. firms, representing the mission's target sectors supporting Smart Cities and Smart Growth. This collaborative interagency approach with the Department of Energy highlights the shared interest among U.S. Government agencies in promoting China as a critical overseas market, and helping American businesses of all sizes sell their goods and services overseas.  

 

Businesses interested in participating in this trade mission should complete an online application at the China mission website at http://www.export.gov/ChinaMission2015. For more information, you can contact the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Business Liaison at (202) 482-1360 or BusinessLiaison@doc.gov.

 

The application deadline for the trade mission is Friday, January 23, 2015.



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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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Webinar: U.S. Business Opportunities for 2016 Olympics
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Dec 08, 2014 2:25 PM
Subject: Webinar: U.S. Business Opportunities for 2016 Olympics
Message:

Webinar: U.S. Business Opportunities for 2016 Olympics
December 16, 2014 - 11AM Eastern Time

 

Brazil is experiencing major growth in the Design and Construction sectors. The country has captured global attention as its major cities undergo a construction boom related to the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

 

  • Learn about upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games and procurement opportunities.
  • Opportunities in the Design and Construction sectors can be found in areas such as real estate, airports, ports, hospitality, oil and gas, hospitals, etc.
  • Despite aggressive competition from other design and construction firm, many U.S. firms have been competing and winning projects.
  • U.S. engineering firms are also active in the market. There are opportunities in all areas of design services.
  • Olympic Committee procurement is much less cumbersome than that of most public tenders.
  • Brazil's infrastructure procurement requirements are strict and many Brazilian design and construction firms seek partners with foreign firms that have niche expertise.

 

Register Free at: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q2K

 

 

Tentative Agenda:

 

11:00 AM           General Introductions and Moderator
Matt Baker, Design & Construction Global Team Leader - U.S. Commercial Service

 

11:05 AM           Yes, business opportunities for Rio 2016  still exist for U.S. companies

                           Speaker: Jay Carreiro, Commercial Officer - U.S. Commercial Service Brazil

 

11:25 AM           What "Rio 2016" represents for U.S. Companies bottom line

Speaker: U.S. Company with experience in the Brazilian Market

 

11:45 AM           Questions and Answers

 

12:00 PM           End of Session



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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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US, Canada, and Mexico to Recognize Architect Credentials
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Dec 08, 2014 10:21 AM
Subject: US, Canada, and Mexico to Recognize Architect Credentials
Message:
From ArchDaily

http://www.archdaily.com/574615/us-canada-and-mexico-agree-to-recognize-architect-credentials/

US, Canada, and Mexico to Recognize Architect Credentials 

A tri-national agreement between the  and Mexico will now allow architects to work across borders in North America. As reported by the US National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), in conjunction with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA) and the Federacion de Colegios de Arquitectos de la Republica Mexicana (FCARM), representatives from the architectural regulatory authorities in all three countries have agreed to mutually recognize architect credentials.

"The agreement represents over a decade of negotiations, bringing cross-border recognition of professional credentials from concept to reality in the spirit of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)," stated NCARB in a press release. "Qualified architects, from each country, who satisfy the requirements of the agreement, will be granted a credential that will lead to a license to practice architecture in the host country."

In order to take advantage of this new agreement, architects must satisfy specific education and work qualifications, including:

  • Completion of a professional degree in architecture from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB/CCCA), Acreditadora Nacional de Programas de Arquitectura y Disciplinas del Espacio Habitable (ANPADEH), or recognized equivalent.
  • A minimum of 10 years of post-licensure experience in the architect's home jurisdiction.
  • Proof of "Good Standing" in the home jurisdiction, as verified by the local regulatory authority.
  • Knowledge of the codes, laws, and other matters applicable to the practice of architecture in the host country.
  • Submission of a dossier of work to satisfy the specific competencies outlined in the agreement related to "responsible control and comprehensive practice."
  • Completion of an interview before a review panel in the host country, conducted in the language of the host country.

You can review the eligibility requirements and program information in greater detail here on the NCARB website.


Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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4.
SAH Announces 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago
From: Helena Karabatsos
To: International Committee
Posted: Nov 18, 2014 12:15 PM
Subject: SAH Announces 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago
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This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: International Committee and Historic Resources Committee .
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 The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will hold its 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, from April 15-19, 2015, with the theme Chicago at the Global Crossroads. SAH will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the conference, which includes lectures, roundtables, and 36 paper sessions covering topics in architecture, art and architectural history, preservation, landscape architecture, and the built environment. SAH is committed to engaging both conference attendees and local participants with public programming that includes over 30 architectural tours, a plenary talk, and a half-day seminar addressing Chicago's waterways and neighborhoods. To view a complete schedule, visit sah.org/2015.

Notable Speakers


Blair Kamin - Introductory Talk
Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin will open the conference with the talk, "Architecture Criticism: Dead or Alive." Kamin is the recipient of 35 awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, which he received in 1999 for a body of work highlighted by a series of articles that addressed the challenged and opportunities of Chicago's lakefront.


Gwendolyn Wright - Plenary Talk - open to the public
Gwendolyn Wright, professor of architecture at Columbia University, will give the plenary talk "The Role of Play: Looking for Patterns and Crossing Boundaries." Wright is an award-winning architectural historian, author and host of the popular PBS series History Detectives. The plenary talk is presented in partnership with the Architecture & Design Society and will take place in the Rubloff Auditorium at the Art Institute of Chicago.


Charles Waldheim - Keynote Address
The conference's main public event, the Chicago Seminar, opens with a keynote address by Charles Waldheim, John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Waldheim has written extensively on the history and future of Chicago urbanism.

SAH Chicago Seminar - open to the public
The Chicago Seminar, Magnitudes of Change: Local Sites and Global Concerns in Chicago's Built Environment, is a half-day program that brings together conference attendees and local participants. Two panel discussions will address the history and future of Chicago waterways and issues of community and preservation in Chicago neighborhoods. Panelists include: Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects; Martin Felsen, UrbanLab and Illinois Institute of Technology; Carol Ross Barney, Ross Barney Architects, Debra Shore, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District; Robert Bruegmann, University of Illinois at Chicago; Patricia Saldaña Natke, UrbanWorks; and Alaina Harkness, MacArthur Foundation. Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, will serve as moderator. The program is funded by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts and will take place at the Buchanan Chapel in the Gratz Center, 126 E. Chestnut St.

Architecture Tours - open to the public

More than 30 guided tours of Chicago's architecture and landscapes will be available for conference attendees and the general public to attend. Led by leaders in the fields of architecture, architectural history and preservation, these tours give visitors and residents alike a chance to explore the city and learn from local experts. See tour listing below.

SAH 75th Anniversary

SAH will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding during the conference with a party at The Rookery, Daniel Burnham and John Wellborn Root's 1888 landmark that was renovated by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1905. The event is co-sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust and the Vernacular Architecture Forum.

Paper Sessions

Thirty-six paper sessions featuring 183 speakers from across the globe will explore the history of the built environment from antiquity to the critical present.  Global-local topics span from "Industrial Landscapes and Heritage: A Global Examination" to "Vernacular Chicago: Architecture in the City of Broad Shoulders" and "Environmental Technologies in History: Chicago's Role." View paper sessions at bit.ly/2015sessions.

Registration

Early registration opens on January 6, 2015. Registration rates increase on February 16, 2015. View registration rates and information at sah.org/2015/registration.

SAH 68th Annual International Conference Information
Location: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, 350 West Mart Center Dr., Chicago, Illinois
Dates: April 15-19, 2015
Conference App: Download at
guidebook.com/g/SAH2015
Co-Chairs: Ken Tadashi Oshima, SAH 1st Vice President, professor in the Department of Architecture at University of Washington; Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago
AIA CES Learning Units LU/HSW: SAH is registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education system (AIA CES) to provide learning units for participation in various events at the Annual Conference, including paper sessions, tours, roundtable discussions, and the SAH Chicago Seminar.

Tours - open to the public   

(Public registration for tours opens on February 16, 2015. Visit sah.org/2015/tours for more information.)

TR1 Aqua Tower

TR2 Sacred Spaces in the Loop: St. Peter's Church and the Loop Synagogue

TR3 Spectacular Interiors of the Chicago Cultural Center and Monroe Buildings

TR4 Art Deco Skyscraper Interiors

TR5 Chicago's Moveable Bridges

TR6 Cutting-Edge Adaptive Reuse: The Chicago Athletics Association Hotel

TR7 Chicago School Skyscrapers on South Dearborn Street

TR8 The Architecture and Adaptive Re-use of Louis Sullivan's Carson Pirie Scott Building

TR9 Sacred Spaces in the Loop: First United Methodist Church in the Chicago Temple Building

TR10 Recent Skyscrapers on North-South Wacker Drive

TR11 Gateway to North Michigan Avenue

TR12 Spectacular Interiors of the Chicago Cultural Center and Monroe Buildings

TR13 Art Deco Skyscraper Interiors

TR14 Chicago's Moveable Bridges

TR15 The Architecture and Adaptive Re-use of Louis Sullivan's Carson Pirie Scott Building

TR16 Restoration of the Rookery Building

TR17 Tour of the Chinatown Neighborhood

TR18 Pilsen: The Heart of Chicago

TR19 Albert G. Lane and Carl Schurz High Schools

TR20 The Near South Side: Mansions, Motor Row, and McCormick Place

TR21 Walter Netsch and UIC

TR22 606 Urban Park (pre-opening tour)

TR23 Provocative New Architecture in Chicago: The Work of JGMA

TR24 Mid-Century Modern Residential Design in Chicago's South Suburbs

TR25 Urban Redevelopment in Chicago's Uptown Community

TR26 Wright's Ravine Bluffs Development and Glasner House

TR27 SC Johnson Administration Building, Research Tower and Wingspread

TR28 Chicago's Public Housing

TR29 Dearborn Street: A Microcosm of Chicago Urban Development

TR30 Country Estate Architecture in Lake Forest

TR31 Does Award-Winning Design Make a Difference? Case Studies in Chicago

TR32 Wright and Beyond: A Tour of Oak Park, River Forest, and Riverside

TR33 Pullman: America's First Planned Company Town

TR34 Mid-Century Modernism on the River

 

Sponsors

The Art Institute of Chicago

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

Vernacular Architecture Forum Chicago

University of California Press

 

Partners

AIA Chicago
Archeworks
Art Institute of Chicago
Association of Architecture Organizations
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Detours
Construction History Society of America
DePaul University, Art History Department
The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park
Evanston History Center
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Glessner House Museum
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Illinois Institute of Technology
Landmarks Illinois
Pleasant Home Foundation
UIC Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
University of Chicago, Art History Department
Vernacular Architecture Forum Chicago

About SAH
Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by vocation or avocation, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs. Learn more at sah.org.

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5.
Apply for the Architect in Residence Program 2015
From: Theresa Ann Palma
To: International Committee
Posted: Nov 11, 2014 2:39 PM
Subject: Apply for the Architect in Residence Program 2015
Message:
This message has been cross posted to the following Discussion Forums: Committee on Design and International Committee .
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This Program is a new initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation, and reflects its vision of architecture as fundamental to Australian culture. It conveys the Foundation's ongoing commitment to supporting and communicating the value of architecture as design and encourages the exploration of new approaches.

 

The Residency will be awarded to architects based outside Australia who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in architectural design, research and practice. The program offers an exciting opportunity for professionals to engage with the Australian public and architectural community through a program that includes a defined and self-directed architectural research by design project, as well as seminars, exhibitions and events.

Period :         10-12 Weeks
Commencing:           Mid 2015
Applications for 2015 Program NOW OPEN

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://wp.architecture.com.au/residence/


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Theresa Palma
Director, International Relations
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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RE: Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission Deadline is October...
From: Thomas J. Crabtree AIA
To: International Committee
Posted: Oct 07, 2014 2:31 PM
Subject: RE: Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission Deadline is October 17th
Message:
I nominate Roisin Heneghan with the Irish firm of heneghan peng architects for the 2015 Honorary Fellowship.

Among her many outstanding projects is the brilliant and courageous design for the Palestine Museum in Birzeit, Palestine.

heneghan peng architects
14-16 Lord Edward Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
hparc@hparc.com

http://www.palmuseum.org/about/the-building-

http://www.hparc.com/news/



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Thomas Crabtree AIA
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore MD
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Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission Deadline is October 17t...
From: Theresa Ann Palma
To: International Committee
Posted: Oct 02, 2014 12:15 PM
Subject: Reminder - Honorary Fellowship Submission Deadline is October 17th
Message:
Two weeks left to submit nominations for 2015 Honorary Fellowship!

The AIA Honorary Fellowship program was developed as the international counterpart to the Fellowship program. Election to honorary fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the foreign architect as an individual, but also elevates before the global public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on an international level.

For more details, please visit http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/AIAS075336 or email honorsawards@aia.org.


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Theresa Palma
Director, International Relations
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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8.
70th Anniversary of Bombing of Dresden
From: STUART WILLIAMS
To: International Committee
Posted: Sep 29, 2014 6:04 PM
Subject: 70th Anniversary of Bombing of Dresden
Message:
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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:

http://bit.ly/1uNxI9K
http://www.stuartwilliamsart.com/124374/1210639/gallery/lebensatem-dresden

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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9.
U.S.-Africa Infrastructure Conference: Building Resilient Cities
From: Derek Matthew 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 Ann 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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