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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.


Announcement: 2020 COD Conferences

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.

AIA Framework for Design Excellence Volunteer Recruitment

  • 1.  AIA Framework for Design Excellence Volunteer Recruitment

    Posted 09-03-2020 19:34
    Join us!
    We are looking for members to help with updates to the AIA Framework for Design Excellence toolkit as well work on a Climate Action Practice Guide. We want a wide variety of voices and perspectives to help. Please submit your name for consideration or share this ask with your friends or colleagues.

    Additional project information:
    The toolkit updates have two levels of volunteer engagement opportunities. We are looking for a task group of ten individuals with one person to lead the update of each principle. They will coordinate with a small team of 2-3 people for additional feedback and perspective. So additional volunteers will have a smaller commitment than the lead,. The task group will reconnect to harmonize the information collected within each principle and then discuss how it all works collectively.

    The practice guide will have a 2-3 meetings at the beginning to brainstorm content and give guidance to the consultant on what needs to be in the guide. These volunteers will then review drafts and give feedback as they come in throughout the fall.  

    If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out!



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    Melissa Morancy, Associate AIA
    Director, Sustainable Knowledge & Engagement

    The American Institute of Architects
    1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006
    T (202) 626 7371
    melissamorancy@aia.org

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    Open: Call for applications deadline November 6. Learn more and apply to join your Knowledge Community leadership!