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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.

architects, we need YOU to send a message to new architecture grads / #ArchGrad20

  • 1.  architects, we need YOU to send a message to new architecture grads / #ArchGrad20

    Posted 05-19-2020 19:16

    By Friday of this week, we invite you to capture a brief (<1 minute) video message on your phone and then post it on your preferred social media platform -- Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook -- plus #ArchGrad20.

    You may have noticed some AIA leader messages already, here are Twitter posts from CEO Robert Ivy" target="_blank" rel="noopener">President Jane Frederick;" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Board Member Emily Grandstaff RiceNow we want other AIA members to raise their voices to encourage the next generation! 

    What to say? Whatever personal encouragement you have to offer … including, perhaps, how much the architectural community needs them as we weather the pandemic and recession and make #designleadesrhip the driving force of #climateaction. Remind them, as Emily did, that they can change the world! 

    We need the next generation of architects more than ever, and we need to encourage them and invite them into our networks now. If you are a member of a local COTE committee or another group to which you can invite new grads to join in for virtual meetings -- please do. Or invite them to join a discussion within your firm. 

    Bonus: If a few (or more!) people in your firm record messages, consider asking your firm's communications lead to bundle and post as a group.

    Please record your message and share by Friday! 


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