AIA KnowledgeNet Roudup: March 22

By Ann Novakowski posted 03-19-2013 13:00

Scholarships available for the upcoming COD Spring Conference, "Regional Modernism", in Palm Springs, California and two (2) $4,000 scholarships awarded as part of the 2013 CAFM Scholarship program.

Committee on Design Palm Springs Scholarship

A scholarship to attend this conference is being offered to an architect who has been licensed for less than 10 years. The goal of this scholarship isto introduce an architect to the Committee on Design and ask them to communicate the value of COD to other architects. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about practicing architecture and who will have an ability to communicate what they learn at the conference to a wider audience. To that end, applicants should have experience in practicing architecture as well communication skills with social media and blogging about architecture.

 Applications are due by 5:00 PM EST on April 4, 2013

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Regional Modernism, Palm Springs—May 9-12

Conference registration is now open; early registration ends March 22—see links below, or visit the COD website.

Please join your colleagues as we explore Regional Modernism in Palm Springs as part of this year's theme Modernism: Origins, Regionalism, and Continuing Inspiration.

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Desert Hot Springs Motel by John Lautner, 1947, now the Hotel Lautner, renovated 2011
Desert Hot Springs Motel by John Lautner, 1947, now the Hotel Lautner, renovated 2011. Photograph courtesy of Megan Lawler.

2013 CAFM Scholarship Opportunity

CAFM is now accepting applications for it's 2013 scholarship program. Two (2) $4,000 scholarships will be awarded in June 2013. 

The AIA Corporate Architects and Facility Management (CAFM) scholarship is administered in conjunction with the staff of National Architectural Accrediting Board-approved programs of architecture in the United States and RAIC Canadian schools of architecture.

The AIA members serving on the CAFM Scholarship Advisory Group will select the recipients on the basis of academic performance, the recommendation letter, portfolio work and the essay.

 Applications are due by 5:00 PM EST on March, 22, 2013

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Meet the 2012 CAFM Scholarship Recipients

Read the award winning essays by the 2012 CAFM Scholarship Recipients, Gabriella Sun and Andy Lin. Past winning essays from Scholarship Recipients include:

►  Sarah Kott: "Building with Hope"
►  Karen L. Wong: "The Business of Architecture"
►  Joshua David Crawford: "Hands-On Training"
►  Daniel J. Beeker: "Studio Interface"
►  Camila Herrera: "Collaboration with Corporate Clients in a Studio Setting"

Save the Date: Upcoming Webinars

Sustainable Design/Build Program: A Yestermorrow and UMass Collaboration

April 1, 2013 | 12-1pm ET | 9-10am PT | Earn 1.0 AIA HSW LU | Learn more »
Part of the Housing Research Webinar Series

In the fall of 2011 and 2012, Yestermorrow Design Build School and UMass Amherst Architecture+Design Program ran their new Sustainable Design|Build Semester program in rural Vermont. Open to undergraduate students from any discipline and school, the program addresses far-reaching sustainability topics through the lenses of small scale architecture and collaborative design/build. Over the course of two respective single fall semesters, students have designed and built two small houses. While referencing other national design|build models, this program distinguishes itself for four unique parameters: an interdisciplinary design approach, a sustainable design agenda, a consensus model of decision-making, and an immersion "study away" campus experience.

With that in mind, presenter José Galarza, in conjunction with Carey Clouse, AIA, defines the basic methods for running effective design/build studios. This presentation covers the first two projects completed: two semesters of design|build with two different groups. The work covered will discuss sustainable systems, design, and strategies, and explain of techniques used to address building safety and user comfort in the context of a very small building. The course provides an introduction to the design and construction of very small spaces, along with an overview of teaching considerations for this unique classroom alternative.

This  April 1, 2013 presentation is a part of the ongoing Housing Knowledge Community research webinar series. View the complete series archive »

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Key Contracting Issues in Digital Practice Design and Construction

April 9, 2013 | 2-3pm ET | 11am-12pm PT | Earn 1.0 AIA HSW LU | Learn more »
Prices: Member $45.99 / Non-Member $59.99

This session explores digital trends in design and construction- such as building information modeling (BIM) - and investigates the ramifications digital developments have on project participants, project success and the public in general. Key topics will include the use and exchange of digital data, the impact of digital data and BIM use on project communication and efficiency, and other issues related to the use and transmission of digital data.

Participants will be able to use the knowledge gained during this program to better understand AIA Contract Documents protocols and provisions that address issues related to digital practice and building information modeling. This understanding will allow for the efficient and responsible use of building information modeling, which will benefit all construction project participants, building occupants and the public in general.

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Accounting 101 for Project Managers

May 16, 2013 | 1-2:15pm ET | 10-11:15am PT | Earn 1.5 AIA LUs | Learn more »

The purpose of this presentation is to provide a basic understanding of accounting principles used by the architecture and engineering industries. This is accomplished in webinar format utilizing definition or terms and examples of accounting documents and reports. In addition to Project Managers having this basic understanding, it is best that everyone in a firm understands key financial metrics and business indicators. This will provide a resource to help manage projects more successfully and connect project management with firm business management on a common platform.

This session is designed to examine: trends and challenges facing business development, best practices in strategic/business development and your firm's effectiveness.

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Project Work Planning

June 13, 2013 | 1-2:15pm ET | 10-11:15am PT | Earn 1.5 AIA LUs | Learn more »

The purpose of this presentation is to present the process of project work planning and the elements of a good plan. All projects, large or small should have a project work plan and certain characteristics will be common across project size and scope. The use of the appropriate level and number of tasks in a plan is discussed and this may be different between Project Managers and project types. The approach is to simplify and produce project work plans that serve the project team, not to produce plans that must be served.

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