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The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.

2024 COD Conferences


April 3-7 | 21c Hotel | Bentonville and Eureka Springs - Registration is sold out.


Thu, Oct 17 - Sat, Oct 26, 2024
Sao Paulo > Brasilia > Rio de Janerio.  Registration will open in late April.

2024 Sponsorships

Download the prospectus for Arkansas and Brazil opportunities.

2023 COD Conferences

Last year, COD held two domestic design conferences investigating The Authenticity of Place.  The first conference was held in New Orleans, LA.  View the short video of the venue tours and download the conference program book. The second conference was held in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, September 21-24, 2023. Download the Minneapolis guidebook and view the conference video

COD AIAU Courses and Webinars

By Alexander Chaconas posted 04-27-2023 05:35 PM


The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA and the public. COD programs celebrate exemplary models of architecture, highlighting parameters of AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence while promoting a greater understanding of the built environment’s role in communities at a local and international scale. 


Design Across Boundaries
Recorded December 13 | 90 minutes | 1.5 LU/HSW
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Models of the Framework: At the intersection of Sustainability and Beauty
Recorded May 16 | 75 minutes | 1.25 LU/HSW
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Collaborative Models for Achieving Resilient and Thriving Communities
Recorded April 21 | 90 minutes | 1.5 LU/HSW
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International Design Leaders – Recent Honorary Fellows
Recorded February 17 | 90 minutes | 1.5 LU
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