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Young Architect Karen E. Williams,AIA

The AIA Young Architect Award recognizes emerging professionals who have been licensed architects for fewer than 10 years and have shown great leadership in design, in education, and in civic and professional involvement. We have one such young leader here today - Karen E. Williams, AIA.

The Global Profession

Albert Dubler, Hon. AIA, 2011-2014 President of the International Union of Architects, speaks from Durban, South Africa with Andrew Caruso, AIA, about global architectural practice and the growing relevance of the UIA as the profession faces more challenges than ever before.

Architecture in the African Context

South African architect and UIA2014 Commissary General, Karen Eicker, discusses architecture as a process from an African perspective and how the 2014 UIA Congress sub-themes of Resilience, Ecology and Values are just the start of a larger conversation about architecture in sub-Saharan Africa, and the world.

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    Good Design is the Solution

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    Recent decades in our profession have been defined by the dichotomy of eye grabbing design and sustainability chess games. The results can be stylistically unforgettable or achieve high marks in... more

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    RE: Pressed metal roof shingles

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    Hi, folks --- Thanks for raising this discussion; for me it's only "for future reference" right now, but, "ya nevah know"... About the adhesion problem; could "pickling" help? We used to...

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    RE: Transparent design in schools

    Posted in: Committee on Architecture for Education

    Daniel, I'll give you one architect's opinion - though I am an architect who has worked a lot in the world of K-12 private schools. I have been to the "School Building Expos" and gained from touring...

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    RE: Transparent design in schools

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    Daniel, There are a number of good studies showing that human performance in general and cognitive development in particular is improved by generous exposure to natural light and exterior views....

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