KnowledgeNet Roundup

Free Continuing Education Webinar Series
  • Free Continuing Education Webinar Series

    Earn Continuing Education Credits with the FREE webinars provided by the AIA Knowledge Communities. Each free webinar counts towards your continuing education requirements by granting AIA Continuing Education Credits (aka Learning Units or LUs). Interns may use the free webinars to qualify for Supplemental Experience IDP hours as well.

    At this time, the archived webinars are not available for on-demand CE credit.

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  • Joint Publication of AIA/AAJ and InfoComm

    "AVIT Infrastructure Guidelines for Courts" 
    Design guidelines for architects, AV/IT specialists, judges, court administrators, and others concerned with courthouse and courtroom construction and renovation. 

    → The next presentation of this booklet will be at the show GovComm. Physical copies of the booklet will be given to the first 100 attendees to Peter Kiefer’s keynote, please see this link:

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  • Webinar Transcriptions Now Available

    Transcriptions of select, high-ranking webinars are now available for download as a resource. The library entries below include not only the recording and supplemental materials, but also the transcribed webinar as a downloadable document.

    At this time, the archived webinars are not yet available for on-demand continuing education credit.

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New & Noteworthy

a/e ProNet Scholarship Now Accepting Applications

The Practice Management Knowledge Community is accepting applications for the a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp Scholarship program. The two students who best demonstrate a strong interest in practice management will each receive a $5,000 award. Deadline to submit is May 16, 2014.

Submissions are reviewed by a jury panel that consists of members of the AIA Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) and the a/e ProNet organization. Candidates must submit a copy of their transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and an essay on how they would resolve a project management dilemma.

Research Grant: Innovation and Practice in House Design

The AIA Small Project Practitioners (SPP) and Housing Knowledge Community (HKC) are proud to offer the 2014 AIA Innovation and Practice in Housing Design Research Grant. This grant will fund one emerging professional (defined below) to conduct research on residential design practice in small architectural firms or a topic of direct applicability to these firms. Applicants are encouraged to research emerging approaches to the professional practice of architecture.

- The Researcher will have the opportunity to undertake comprehensive professional research on residential and housing design in practice.
- The Researcher's completed work will be published on AIA websites.
- The Researcher will be funded in the amount of $7,000 for a research effort that is the equivalent to a 12-week full time architectural internship.

Please join us this year in submitting your project! Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 23, 2014.

Now Open: 2014 AAJ Conference Call for Proposals

Theme: Architecture for Social Justice
Conference: November 5 – 8, 2014 in St. Louis, MO

In this conference we will explore how current justice facilities are meeting the demands for change, and how this will affect the next generation of justice architects through the following tracks:

- Local Justice – Municipal and neighborhood level facilities including law enforcement, juvenile and re-entry, civil and family courts
- Federal and State Courts
- Detention and Corrections
- Sustainability, Research, Ideology and Education/Reviews

We welcome submissions at every level of justice building design that demonstrate these social and institutional ideas.

The proposal deadline is due May 19, 2014 at 12pm Eastern Time.

Complete submissions include: one completed session submission form, completed speaker agreements for each speaker, and one key graphic.

Questions can be directed to:

2014 AIA REKC Conference

Don't forget: registration ends on April 30, 2014.

Join the REKC conference May 15, 2014 in New York City to tour the New Amsterdam and Nederlander Theatres, meet some of the key people responsible for the dramatic (urbanistically and theatrically) renaissance of 42nd Street theatre district. Discuss the urban planning impact of these initiatives, how and why they were successful in revitalizing this area, and what lessons we can bring home to our communities. As an added benefit, take advantage of pre-sale pricing for tickets to see Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre, and close the evening with a special reception to meet and talk with some of the speakers as well as theatre folks in a ‘wrap’ party for the conference.

2014 COD Spring NY Conference

Join us as we explore the Big Ideas taking shape in New York City as part of this year’s theme Big Cities | Big Ideas. The Big Idea is a consistent thread of design excellence and the underlying concept around which design is brought to life. The best big ideas create memorable architecture, exterior spaces and the places we love to be. They embrace bold and often ground-breaking design thinking and inspirations, a different way of envisioning design possibilities to advance the development of our built environment. Bold, big ideas are the backbone of outstanding projects of all sizes. Nowhere is this more relevant in the world today than in our cities.

New York City is the second largest city in the world, behind only London, the destination for our Fall Conference. Explore with us the new work in these two mega-cities that makes them international destinations for culture, tourism, and business. Inside the history of these two iconic cities are lessons that can guide the rapidly growing cities of today.

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AIA Scholarships & Fellowships

  1. 2014 REKC NYC Conference Scholarships - Applications Due

    Apr 18
    New York City, NY, United States
  2. Research Grant: Innovation and Practice in House Design

    May 23, 9:00 AM - 4:59 PM (ET)
    United States

Knowledge Community Conferences

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AIA Contract Documents

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AIA Contract Documents just released Sustainable Project (SP) versions of the Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) and the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) documents. The CMc and CMa delivery models are beneficial for sustainable projects because the construction manager’s involvement in the early stages of the project results in collaboration between the owner, the architect and the construction manager in development of the owner’s sustainable objective and the sustainability process.

To get free samples of the new Sustainable Project (SP) documents, go to