Community Home

Upcoming Events

Latest Shared Files


  • Codes Network Webinar Dec. 15: Why Architects Should Pay Big Attention to Tiny Houses

    Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 2:00pm– 3:00pm EST

    Register here:

    Earn 1.0 AIA Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) Learning Units (LUs) with this intermediate-level course

    Tiny houses are more than just houses built on trailers. Building codes and zoning ordinances are evolving to allow tiny houses in urban areas so it’s time we take a serious look at the potential of this housing type. We’ll define the three types of tiny houses and review the latest ICC building code proposals to address tiny houses. This will help AIA members focused on housing understand why and how they may provide services for owners interested in tiny houses.

    Learning Objectives:
    1) Define the three types of tiny houses.
    2) Explain why and how AIA members focused on housing may provider services for tiny houses.
    3) Demonstrate the potential for tiny houses in development and increasing density of cities.
    4) Identify building code issues related to tiny houses.

  • 2017 Intersections Symposium Call for Abstracts

    Intersections Between the Academy and Practice:
    April 26, 2017 | Orlando, FL

    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) are pleased to announce a partnership dedicated to the integration of education, research and practice of technologies at the 2017 AIA National Convention in Orlando. This symposium will focus on COLLABORATION. New technology and ways of working are helping to break down barriers between the different players in the construction process. Industry leaders already do a great deal to encourage collaboration among their teams, providing vision, collaboration-conducive work environments, collaboration technology, and by removing obstacles. Collaboration also happens outside the traditional AEC industry, between architects and cognitive scientists, between architects and community organizers, etc.

    Authors should prepare 500-words abstracts, with up to 3 supporting images, for blind peer review. Prospective papers should address one of these topics:
    New technology and ways of working that help to break down barriers between the different players in and outside the construction process.

    Collaboration-Interdisciplinary Research
    The collaborative research produces new knowledge.

    That will increase efficiency and revolutions in the industry business model.


    Educators, Practitioners, Researchers and Students are all encouraged to submit. There will be a limited number of paper presentations. Submissions will be blind peer-reviewed. Select abstracts will be invited to submit a final paper, which must be original, unpublished material (60% new content). The papers of authors who attend the conference will be published in the Symposium Proceedings.

Community Blogs

  • What should we as architects know about ensuring that our buildings perform? This article will give an overview – from required benchmarking, actual operating data for green building certification, relying on analytical testing rather than intuition,...

  • Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the CAE Fall 2016 Conference at EdSpaces in Cincinnati. I was impressed by the breadth of topics addressed in the classroom sessions; the curators were able to present content that appealed to the...

  • One of the simplest learning environments is the playground. It is also one of the most important. Too often its importance to children’s development, as well as the design opportunities it presents, is overlooked by architects. Susan Solomon's...

    1 person recommends this.
  • This past year has been a busy year. Hopefully with all the construction and good economy, many in our profession have been busy. Public Architects are no exception. Like architects in private practice, the public sector has also had its challenges....

  • By Paula Loomis, FAIA Why Architecture Matters, Lessons from Chicago by Blair Kamin . My book selection for this edition of the APC newsletter is “Why Architecture Matters” by Pulitzer Prize winner Blair Kamin....