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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.


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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the AIA Committee on Design leadership voted to postpone the domestic and international conferences to 2021. The new dates for the conferences are Denver, May 13 to 16, and Singapore, October 9 to 22.

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design for the future: flexible, holistic, responsive

  • 1.  design for the future: flexible, holistic, responsive

    Posted 04-27-2020 12:46

    sam lubell in the Los Angeles Times:

    "We're not going to scrap how we've been building architecture and cities. But as our world moves faster and becomes more interconnected, we need to embrace a new tool kit of options that are more flexible, holistic and responsive. Yes, to better address pandemic response. But also to help tackle urgent issues like climate change, terrorism, migration, social disconnection and inequality, community disintegration, housing shortages, traffic, pollution, sprawl and over-development - not to mention problems we haven't anticipated. Our architectural and urban planning systems, developed in a vastly different time, are long overdue to address many of these complex contemporary issues."

    https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-04-22/coronavirus-pandemics-architecture-urban-design?fbclid=IwAR2czRwKVvamQKBpCsmv86zj6j3unq-l1SMeDyuSK4mBjJJVKggVAXUdvMM



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    Kira Gould
    Principal
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA
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  • 2.  RE: design for the future: flexible, holistic, responsive

    Posted 04-28-2020 18:08
    Great article, thanks for sharing! Architects seems has less and less influence with how cities are formed comparing to the past. Now people staying more time at home, it also helps us to rethink how we decision homes that they can really shelter.

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    Geng Tan
    Atlas Associates International
    Bellevue WA
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