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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.

Louis Kahn: 120th Anniversary of his birth

  • 1.  Louis Kahn: 120th Anniversary of his birth

    Posted 8 days ago
    To celebrate the 120th anniversary of Kahn's birth (2/20/21), we are publishing a facsimile of the first book released about him:
    The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn
    created by Richard Saul Wurman.

    This elegant volume, from 1962, is distinguished by: 76 exquisitely reproduced Kahn drawings; Oversize: 11.25 inches by 15 inches by .5 inches; Four 3-page gatefolds; Gold-stamped linen covers and spine; Text of writings and speeches edited by Kahn himself.

    A companion reader's guide will accompany the facsimile, with contributions from Wurman; all three of Kahn's children; Paul Goldberger; Jonas Salk's son, Jonathan; and the director of the Kahn Archives.

    Please visit the project's website (www, for further details -- including how to sign up to receive updated publication information emails.

    Steve Kroeter
    Editor in Chief
    Designers & Books
    Brooklyn NY