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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.

  • 1.  Embodied Carbon 101

    Posted 05-28-2020 10:23

    On Mondays from June 1 through August 24, the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) will present Embodied Carbon 101, a 12-part program series in easily-consumable one-hour sessions, designed to give architects, engineers, builders, and consultants the tools and strategies they need to start working toward embodied carbon reduction today. You can opt in to the whole series, sit in on one that piques your interest, or choose a handful that are most relevant to your work life.


    It kicks off Monday, June 1 with a session on basic literacy. Boston's Lori Ferriss (Goody Clancy) will moderate, and national leaders Stephanie Carlisle (KieranTimberlake), Stacy Smedley (SKANSKA USA and Building Transparency), and Frances Yang (Arup) will present, sharing tools you can use and actions you can take.


    As part of CLF Boston, the community supporting this series, I'm excited to share this with you. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out, or to contact Caitlin Hart, BSA professional program manager, at



    Jean Carroon, FAIA, LEED Fellow
    Principal - Design, Preservation and Sustainability
    Goody Clancy
    420 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA 02116
    617 262 2760 (main) 617 850 6651 (direct) 617 285 5936 (mobile)


    Goody Clancy


    "Building reuse is climate action!" – Lori Ferriss


    Twelve part Carbon 101 program begins on June 1


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