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Apr 07, 2015
1. Architecture Abroad: An International Practice... Theresa Ann Palma
Apr 01, 2015
2. AIA EUROPE Conference in Milano, Italy - May 2015 Gregg Alan Brodarick Assoc. AIA
Mar 27, 2015
3. International Practice Workshop on April 9 at... Derek Matthew Washam
Mar 03, 2015
4. ISPLORA LAUNCHES NEW CES PLATFORM FOR EXPLORING... Gregg Alan Brodarick Assoc. AIA
5. Earn AIA 45 LU/HSW on SAH Field Seminar Helena Karabatsos
Feb 27, 2015
6. RE: Asian Development Bank Business Opportunities... Jean-Pierre A. Montariol
Feb 25, 2015
7. Asian Development Bank Business Opportunities... Derek Matthew Washam
Feb 23, 2015
8. #AIAchat on March 4th | Topic: #internationalpractice Theresa Ann Palma
Feb 17, 2015
9. SAH Presents Architectural Tours and Public Events... Helena Karabatsos
Feb 02, 2015
10. Job Posting-U.S. Dept.of State Dir. of Design... Derek Matthew Washam


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Architecture Abroad: An International Practice Workshop (WE203 | ...
From: Theresa Ann Palma
To: International Committee
Posted: Apr 07, 2015 7:03 PM
Subject: Architecture Abroad: An International Practice Workshop (WE203 | 7.5 LUs)
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If you practice globally-or plan to expand your services abroad-you need a working knowledge of international practice. Success hinges on anticipating the challenges, risks, opportunities, and rewards that different countries present. That's where this full-day workshop comes in.

In Architecture Abroad, expert practitioners and senior government trade officials will offer their insights to help you:
• Seek quality work in global markets and obtain region-specific information.
• Prepare for potential changes once work is secured.
• Anticipate the impact of political systems, regulations, codes, delivery methods, and cultural/environmental factors.
• Use practice aids and tools to craft project execution strategies.

For more details, please see the attached poster. 

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Theresa Palma
Director, International Relations
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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AIA EUROPE Conference in Milano, Italy - May 2015
From: Gregg Alan Brodarick Assoc. AIA
To: International Committee
Posted: Apr 01, 2015 5:04 PM
Subject: AIA EUROPE Conference in Milano, Italy - May 2015
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I am writing to inform this group about a conference that my chapter is organising in Milano, Italy this upcoming May. The AIA Continental Europe Chapter of the AIA organises two conferences a year in different cities in Europe and participation is always open to any AIA members and their guests who would like to attend.

As many of you may know, Milano is the host city for the world EXPO this year as well as the host city for our event in May.  This is a great opportunity to visit Italy, to visit the world EXPO to participate at an AIA CE Conference (earning 15-18 LU's).

Please take a moment to review our attached program and our website for more information. http://bit.ly/1Dq3Xoi 

Conference fees are only 300€ a person and include admission to the EXPO http://bit.ly/1Cy9Fkk and most meals during the conference. 

We are also offering a discounted fee of 150€ for the first 5 students who register to the conference. 

Space is limited so be sure to sign up soon if you are interested in attending our event. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me for any additional information you may need. 

Best Regards,
Gregg Brodarick

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Gregg Brodarick Assoc. AIA
Brodarick Design
www.isplora.com  
www.brodarickdesign.com


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International Practice Workshop on April 9 at AIA Colorado
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 2:34 PM
Subject: International Practice Workshop on April 9 at AIA Colorado
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The AIA and the AIA Colorado are hosting a morning workshop on Thursday, April 9 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. This workshop will be held from 8:30am-12:00pm at AIA Colorado, 303 E 17th Ave #110 Denver, CO 80203. More information at www.aia.org/workingpcw

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 Commercethe Small Business Administration, and the Export-Import Bank.

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?

    • 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

Speakers Include:

Jon Gambrill, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP

Gensler

In his 15 years with Gensler, Jon has brought a level of leadership instrumental to the continued growth and success of our Denver office, which celebrated its 40th year in 2013. Jon is actively involved in the Downtown Denver Partnership, the Colorado Chapters of NAIOP, AIA and ULI. He has served on the advisory board of Metro State College of Denver's Civil Engineering and Technology Industrial program. Jon also is a frequent speaker on the subject of commercial building design and recently led a panel on efficiencies gained through the design-build process for the Design Build Institute of America. Jon earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. He practiced professionally in New York, London, Chicago and Los Angeles before pursuing a Master of Architecture at the University of Illinois in Chicago and settling in Denver.

Lana Lennberg

U.S. Department of Commerce/U.S. Commercial Service

Lana Lennberg is a Senior International Trade Specialist with the US Department of Commerce/US Commercial Service (USCS) and has been assigned to the US Export Assistance Center (EAC) in Denver, Colorado since 1998. The EAC combines the efforts of the US Department of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, Export-Import Bank, and other partner organizations to assist exporters in marketing and financing their products and services internationally. The industry sectors Lana covers include environmental technologies, architecture, construction/building products, engineering, services exports, electronics, education and franchise services. She also served as the global Environmental Technologies Team Leader in 2004.

Prior to this appointment, Lana served on active duty in the US Army during Desert Storm and was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington and Seoul, Korea.

Ms. Lennberg also has worked in the commercial sections of the US Embassies in both Brussels, Belgium and Lima, Peru. She holds a B.S. in Business Management from Metropolitan State College of Denver and an M.S. in International Business from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Bryson Patterson

U.S. Small Business Administration

Bryson Patterson is the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Regional Trade Finance Specialist. He helps small business and lenders in the Rocky Mountain Region to access SBA's export finance programs and provides counseling and training on trade finance topics. Patterson underwrites SBA Export Working Capital lines of credit. He holds a master's degree from the University of California, San Diego. Patterson enjoys fishing with his wife and three children. For information on SBA's export finance programs contact him directly at bryson.patterson@sba.gov and 303-844-6622.

Joshua Reitze,

U.S. Department of Commerce

Joshua Reitze is the manager for the Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Lebanon, and Israel portfolios in the U.S. Department of Commerce's Advocacy Center.  In that capacity, he coordinates U.S. Government support for American companies responding to public-sector competitive procurements in those markets.  In addition, he is responsible for performing Advocacy Center-focused outreach to the business communities in the Western states.  A native of Colorado, Joshua received a BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MA in international relations from the University of Denver's Korbel School of International Studies.​

Click Here to Register!

Earn up to 3 LUs!

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

More information at www.aia.org/workingpcwFor questions and registration please contact Derek Washam, Manager, Federal & International Programs



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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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ISPLORA LAUNCHES NEW CES PLATFORM FOR EXPLORING ITALY THROUGH ITS...
From: Gregg Alan Brodarick Assoc. AIA
To: International Committee
Posted: Mar 03, 2015 4:45 PM
Subject: ISPLORA LAUNCHES NEW CES PLATFORM FOR EXPLORING ITALY THROUGH ITS CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
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Dear Colleagues, I wanted to share with you a new website CES/platform I recently created dedicated completely to architecture-design-art in  ITALY.  Please take a moment to take a virtual journey with ISPLORA in Italy.  Our first video documentary - ANTINORI WINERY An architecture fully integrated into the landscape; a unique building designed to honor a centuries-old Italian practice - the production of wine. Discover Cantine Antinori, the work of Archea Associati, which represents the perfect fusion between industrial architecture and a sacred space for the celebration of wine.

Please take a moment to visit the website and please let me know your thoughts or suggestions. If you appreciate the concept and content please spread the word. 


Sincerely,
Gregg Brodarick 

ISPLORA www.isplora.com 


A source of news, inspiration and AIA accredited training 
for architects and enthusiasts across the world.

Milan, February 2nd 2015 -- Isplora's new online education platform encourages us to explore the world around us by offering high quality video documentaries on the finest contemporary Italian architecture, as well providing the latest news, photos and details of events in its daily 'Digest'. Each video lesson is recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to offer continuing professional development credits. 

"With the advent of online learning, the potential of providing the means of exploring Italian architecture to anybody interested in architecture and Italy has exploded, but too frequently the results are uninspiring. A beautiful country deserves a beautiful articulation," says Gregg Brodarick, Isplora President and member of the AIA European Chapter. "Isplora's rich, evocative video documentaries provide lessons on some of Italy's most distinguished contributions to contemporary architecture, making it easy and enjoyable to earn professional accreditation, or simply deepen your appreciation of this exceptional country." 

From the comfort of your own sofa, you can learn about the latest Italian architecture through high quality, edu-tainment style documentaries as well as earn AIA professional development accreditation by completing the follow up questionnaire. Each video lesson provides an immersive experience of the evolution of a new building, transporting you to Italy, inside the buildings, and alongside the architects. There are new lessons every month, each focusing on a key theme: uncovering the link between architecture and its environment, the use of traditional Italian building materials as well as new high-tech approaches to sustainability, structural design and aesthetics. 

Not just a formal training program, Isplora is also an online platform providing dedicated Italian news and events along with ideas and inspiration that individuals can apply to their own work. There are daily updates with interviews, descriptions and photos of new projects, products and materials covering the best of Italian design, architecture and Made in Italy; and when all eyes are on Italy this summer with EXPO Milan 2015, Isplora will provide a prominent window on the latest developments, designs and features direct from the EXPO site. With Isplora 'Digest', professional architects as well as design enthusiasts across the world can stay up to date with everything happening in the capital of design.

"The Isplora project was born out of a passion for everything Italy has to offer; for Italian culture, Italian style and, most importantly, Italian design," adds Brodarick. "The history of Italian architecture is, without doubt, one of the foundations of an architect's training wherever they are based in the world. Today's architects are building upon Italy's traditions in design and innovation with their unique visions of the future, and Italy is still contributing to the top echelons of contemporary architecture. Isplora is dedicated to architects around the world who want to continue learning from Italy; for those in love with Italy, who wish to travel and uncover the architectural beauty of a country alive with creativity."



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5.
Earn AIA 45 LU/HSW on SAH Field Seminar
From: Helena Karabatsos
To: International Committee
Posted: Mar 03, 2015 3:14 PM
Subject: Earn AIA 45 LU/HSW on SAH Field Seminar
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Architecture in the Rio de la Plata Basin: Between Tradition and Cosmopolitanism
September 1-12, 2015
sah.org/2015-field-seminar

Montevideo (2 nights), Buenos Aires (5 nights), Córdoba (2 nights) *optional extension to Salta*
AIA CES: 45 LU/HSW
SAH Study Tour Fellowship deadline March 10

This SAH Field Seminar takes you to two South American nations united by the river between them, Uruguay and Argentina. Explore the architecture of the Rio de la Plata Basin with SAH 2nd Vice President Sandy Isenstadt and architect Natalia Muñoa. This seminar features an itinerary customized for SAH members and includes visits to sites not open to the general public, supplemental lectures, and a significant educational component designed to enhance your experience of the architecture, landscapes, and culture of the region. Travel with SAH to learn firsthand about the countries' shared architectural heritage and the differences drawn by history and regional cultures.

Visit sah.org/2015-field-seminar for full itinerary, details, and to register.

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Helena Karabatsos
Media and Communications Editor
Society of Architectural Historians
Chicago IL
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RE: Asian Development Bank Business Opportunities Fair (BOF) 2015
From: Jean-Pierre A. Montariol
To: International Committee
Posted: Feb 27, 2015 2:20 AM
Subject: RE: Asian Development Bank Business Opportunities Fair (BOF) 2015
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"The deadline for registration is extended to 25 February 2015". Email was sent on Feb. 25 from the U.S. at 4:47PM! And, it reached Manila on Feb. 27 at 6:23AM even though the difference in time is +13 hours... Not to mention that Link for the registration has expired as well!
This doesn't make much sense, does it?!
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Jean-Pierre Montariol, RA
Principal
Montariol Architects, PLLC
Winston-Salem NC
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Asian Development Bank Business Opportunities Fair (BOF) 2015
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Feb 25, 2015 4:47 PM
Subject: Asian Development Bank Business Opportunities Fair (BOF) 2015
Message:

 

ANNOUNCING: The 6th Business Opportunities Fair (BOF) 2015

25 and 26 March 2015

ADB Headquarters, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

 

The BOF 2015 is a one-stop educational and networking forum for consultants, manufacturers, and suppliers interested in business opportunities under ADB-financed projects.  Participants will learn about ongoing and upcoming ADB business opportunities and can meet with ADB sector experts and procurement specialists.  The BOF 2015 will again feature a Networking Lounge over its duration, enabling participants to network with each other and explore potential areas of cooperation.

 

 

To register, visit http://www.adb.org/forms/6th-adb-bo-fair-2014-registration

 

The deadline for registration is extended to 25 February 2015.

Contacts:

Marciano "Butch" D. dela Cruz

Consultant (Program Manager/ Coordinator)

Tel: +632 632-4444 local 70879

E-mail: marcianodelacruz.consultant@adb.org

Clarisse Santos

BOF Secretariat

Tel: +632 632-4444 local 7665

E-mail: csantos.consultant@adb.org



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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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#AIAchat on March 4th | Topic: #internationalpractice
From: Theresa Ann Palma
To: International Committee
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 1:39 PM
Subject: #AIAchat on March 4th | Topic: #internationalpractice
Message:
Join the next to discuss with on March 4, 2-3pm ET (US & Canada)!

https://twitter.com/hashtag/aiachat

http://www.aia.org/about/AIAB089797




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Theresa Palma
Director, International Relations
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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SAH Presents Architectural Tours and Public Events at Chicago Con...
From: Helena Karabatsos
To: International Committee
Posted: Feb 17, 2015 1:55 PM
Subject: SAH Presents Architectural Tours and Public Events at Chicago Conference
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Tickets for 2015 SAH Annual International Conference events are now on sale to the public.

Leading scholars from around the world will convene in Chicago, April 15-19, to present new research on the history of the built environment at the 68th Annual international Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians. But the conference isn't just for academics. SAH aims to engage two important audiences-conference attendees and the local community-with public programs that include the SAH 75th International Anniversary Celebration at The Rookery, over 30 architectural tours, the SAH Chicago Seminar and the conference plenary talk. Tickets are currently on sale at sah.org/2015.

SAH will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding with a party at The Rookery, the National Historic Landmark building designed by Burnham and Root in 1888. SAH invites the public to take part in the celebration, which is co-sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust, the Vernacular Architecture Forum Chicago and SAH.

Tours of the region's architecture, landscapes and neighborhoods will be led by an impressive group of Chicago-based architects, architectural historians, authors, preservationists and nonprofit leaders. Chicago's Pilsen, Uptown, Pullman and Chinatown neighborhoods will be featured, along with structures designed by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Walter Netsch, Studio Gang and JGMA, among others. For the complete tour lineup, visit sah.org/2015/tours.

"Magnitudes of Change: Local Sites and Global Concerns in Chicago's Built Environment" is the title of the SAH Chicago Seminar, a half-day program comprised of a keynote address, "Reading Chicago's Landscape as Urbanism," by Harvard University professor Charles Waldheim, and two panel discussions. Panelists include architects Martin Felsen, Jeanne Gang, Carol Ross Barney, and Patricia Saldaña Natke, architectural historian Robert Bruegmann, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Debra Shore, and Alaina Harkness of the MacArthur Foundation. Transformations of the Chicago River and Lakefront and development and change in Chicago's neighborhoods are the topics to be covered. Alison Fisher, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, will moderate the discussion. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. To learn more, visit sah.org/2015/seminar.

Columbia University professor and "History Detectives" host Gwendolyn Wright will give the plenary talk, "The Role of Play: Looking for Patterns and Crossing Boundaries." Co-sponsored by The Art Institute of Chicago, the Architecture & Design Society and SAH, the talk will explore ways architectural historians may further adopt creative techniques that architects use in order to gain insights into how architects have imagined built realities experienced by all.

Photos (clockwise from top left): Charles Waldheim, Robert Bruegmann, Jeanne Gang, Carol Ross Barney, Debra Shore, Gwendolyn Wright, Alison Fisher, Patricia Saldaña Natke, Alaina Harkness and Martin Felsen.

Event Details

Conference Tours
Guided tours will run from Thursday, April 16 through Sunday, April 19

Tickets range from $20-$105. A one-time $25 per order processing fee is applied to all tours-only registrations. (open to the public; full conference registration is NOT required.)
AIA CES LU/HSW available for participating in tours

Plenary Talk
The Role of Play: Looking for Patterns and Crossing Boundaries
Thursday, April 16 | 8-8:30 pm
Rubloff Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago
Free and open to the public; no reservations necessary
AIA CES .5 LU/HSW

The SAH 75th International Anniversary Celebration
Friday, April 17 | 6:30-8:30 pm
The Rookery (209 S LaSalle St)
Tickets $60 (includes light hors d'oeuvres, birthday cake, and 2 drink tickets)

SAH Chicago Seminar
"Magnitudes of Change: Local Sites and Global Concerns in Chicago's Built Environment"
Saturday, April 18 | 8:30 am-12:30 pm
The Buchanan Chapel, The Gratz Center (126 E Chestnut St)
Tickets $10 (open to the public; pre-registration required; full conference registration is NOT required.)
AIA CES 3 LU/HSW

SAH 68th Annual International Conference
April 15-19, 2015
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza (350 West Mart Center Drive)
Conference Hashtag: #SAH2015

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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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Helena Karabatsos
Media and Communications Editor
Society of Architectural Historians
Chicago IL
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Job Posting-U.S. Dept.of State Dir. of Design and Engineering
From: Derek Matthew Washam
To: International Committee
Posted: Feb 02, 2015 11:49 AM
Subject: Job Posting-U.S. Dept.of State Dir. of Design and Engineering
Message:

 

Position Announcement

U.S. Department of State

Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations

Director of Design and Engineering

 

 

The previously posted Director of Design and Engineering position was revised and is now re-posted with a new application deadline of Friday, February 6th, 2015. 

 OBO announces an opening for the Director of the Office of Design and Engineering. The Director of Design and Engineering is a key member of OBO's senior staff, providing leadership, analysis, guidance, technical direction, and management for the coordination of projects, programs, and policies related to design and engineering.

 

The incumbent serves as the top technical and management expert in the engineering and design of embassies and consulates.  He/she is responsible for providing highly specialized professional design and construction expertise, counsel, and advice to the OBO Director regarding the design and engineering requirements for new and existing facilities at more than 250 posts overseas.  Additional responsibilities include supervising and managing the performance of a large in-house staff comprised of professional architects and engineers.

 

OBO directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department of State and sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, acquisition, maintenance, use, and sale of real properties and the use of sales proceeds. OBO's mission is to provide safe, secure, and functional facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support our staff in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives.  These facilities should represent U.S. values and the best in U.S. architecture, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution. 

 

The full announcement is posted on the USA Jobs website 

(https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/392091900). Applicants have until Friday, February 6th, 2015 to submit their materials. Please reach out to the Human Resources point of contact with any questions.

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Derek Washam
Manager, Federal & International Programs
The American Institute of Architects
Washington DC
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