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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.


2022 COD Conferences

The next domestic conference is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 thru Sunday, October 23 in Los Angeles.  An international conference is not planned for 2022 or 2023.

  • 1.  Adaptive Reuse Part 2

    Posted 03-16-2022 01:49 PM
    I have heard that you (we?) are pursuing a new AIA National Design Award for adaptive reuse.  Is it true?  What is the status?

    In the meantime, let's advocate for an adaptive and/or extended reuse component to be added to our continuing education requirements.

    This is not a small thing, it is a sea change for our profession.  Let us also find ways to infect architectural education with this newly essential way of doing great design and great architecture.

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    Mike Mense FAIA
    Architect, Writer, Planner, Painter
    mmenseArchitect
    mensenyc on Instagram
    Hamilton Heights, NYC
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  • 2.  RE: Adaptive Reuse Part 2

    Posted 03-17-2022 05:31 PM
    Mike and all,
    Yes, we have been urging the board to embrace such an award but we have not had any success with this yet. While I'm no longer on the ag, I believe that this is still a priority for COD. It is the right thing to do!
    Best regards,



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