AIA KnowledgeNet Roundup

By Kathleen McCormick posted 09-19-2011 10:16 PM


Project Delivery Methods – Examining the Options
Contributed by the AIA Project Delivery Knowledge Community

This one-day symposium held on Thursday, October 27, 2011in Dallas consists of four workshops will look at three distinct project delivery types: Design Build; Integrated Project Delivery; Public-Private Partnerships. Attendees can earn up to 7 HSW LUs by attending Public-Private Partnerships (2.75 LU); Integrated Project Delivery Method–The Real Story (1.25 HSW); Design-Build Status Report–Real Lessons from Real Practitioners (1.5 HSW); Project Delivery Summit Meeting (1.5 HSW). Learn more about the symposium and register today! Peruse all AIA Knowledge Community fall conferences.

RE: 24 Hours of Reality
Response by Marc Shaw, AIA

Kudos for designing and building what sounds like a superinsulated home with a real and realistic recognition of site and sun. These are good things, as was planning for hoped for photovoltaics. Would that more folks had done that while building 30 years ago. We'd perhaps be in better shape now. Read the complete thread on Committee on the Environment Discussion Forum.

Supplemental Service Feature: Geotechnical Services
Contributed by Larry P. Jedele, PE

Geotechnical engineering services play a critical role in building development. Architects and engineers rely on geotechnical information to achieve effective and efficient design solutions for foundations, earth retention systems, and other building elements. View the entire article. Download the presentation from the AIA’s Supplemental Architectural Services series.

Designing in the Parks Competition for Students

Contributed by the AIA Historic Resources Committee

The National Park Service and the Van Alen Institute invite colleges of architecture, landscape architecture and related disciplines to participate in a design competition to look at the visitor experience of the future. “The iconic national park visitor centers born in the 1950s and envisioned as the park gateway may not serve that purpose for today’s visitors,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.  Read the complete announcement and get more information on the HRC homepage. 

Meet Elisabeth Sloan, AIA

Liz has worked as a sole proprietor for sixteen years, specializing in Residential design and renovation. Prior to starting her own practice she was a project architect at Brown, Eichman, Dalgliesh, Gilpin and Paxton, working in John Dalgliesh’s studio. Her architectural internship was with dB Associates and Paul Sweet Architect/ Engineer. She attended the University of Virginia School of Architecture and received her Master of Architecture degree in January 1986. Read her complete profile to learn how she is connected to architecture firm McKim, Mead and White. Complete your AIA KnowledgeNet profile.

Evidence for Evidence-Based Design
Contributed by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health

Evidence-based design has been a growing trend in institutional design, particularly with regard to healthcare environments. Considerable debate has taken place regarding the role this fledgling science can play in the creation of the built environment. This webinar will serve as a primer for designers seeking to understand the meaning and implications of evidence-based design as well as provide advanced techniques for the understanding and use of design research. View the webinar and download the presentation. Post a message to the AAH Discussion Forum.

FREE Webinars Help Your Entire Firm Move Ahead
Contributed by the AIA Knowledge Communities

Host an AIA Knowledge Community Webinar at your office (many for free). Architects receive AIA Continuing Education and interns earn IDP Supplementary Education. A complete calendar of webinars is available online. Many previous webinars such as those from Technology in Architectural Practice and Practice Management are available on the AIA’s YouTube Channel.