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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 cancel the 2021 Denver conference and postpone the international conference to 2022. Next year's conference dates will be posted once available.

Talk on 3/19 by George Miller, FAIA - The Winning Ways of I.M. Pei

  • 1.  Talk on 3/19 by George Miller, FAIA - The Winning Ways of I.M. Pei

    Posted 03-16-2021 10:43 AM

    What better way to spend a Friday evening, but with George Miller, FAIA, and maybe a cocktail in hand!
    Join George and other CODers this Friday, March 19, at 7:00 pm EDT.   The talk is free, but you need to sign up to get the Zoom link.

    Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series Presents George Miller, FAIA with "The Winning Ways of I. M. Pei"

    Friday, March 19th at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Registration is required.
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    Did you know that the East Building of the National Gallery of Art, the Louvre pyramid, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo. were all designed by the same architect? I. M. Pei designed those and many more award-winning buildings and in 1983 was awarded the Pritzker Prize, widely regarded as the Nobel Prize of architecture. Former managing partner at Pei, Cobb, Freed & Partners Architects, George H. Miller, FAIA, will present an illustrated review of I.M. Pei's career. Miller will speak about the influence of site on each design of four major projects: the National Gallery East Building, the Bank of China in Hong Kong, the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, and the Grand Louvre in Paris, which began without public support but became one of the most loved and most visited museums in the world.

    George H. Miller, FAIA is the Chief Operating Officer of Richard Meier & Partners LLP. Previously he served as the managing partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP and worked in the firm for 43 years. Among his many leadership positions within the profession, Mr. Miller has served as president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (2003) and as AIA national president (2010). Additionally, he served as the chair of the NY State Licensing Board and he continues to serve the Board as a member. Currently he is the chair of the NCARB Region 2 Board.

    Miller received the New York State James William Kideney Gold Medal, the NCARB President's Medal for Distinguished Service, the President's Medal from the AIA New York Chapter and the Alumni Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania State University. He is an internationally recognized leader and advocate on behalf of the profession, playing a central role in the development of an effective framework for international collaboration among architects, consultants, and other specialists. Through these and a variety of other initiatives, he continues to promote public understanding of architecture.

    Susan Chin FAIA
    New York NY
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