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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.

2024 COD Conferences


April 3-7 | 21c Hotel | Bentonville and Eureka Springs.

Connecting Cultures, Catalyzing Change: Northwest Arkansas in the Ozarks. View and download the conference materials: program guidebook, key takeaways and and video.


Thu, Oct 17 - Sat, Oct 26, 2024
Sao Paulo > Brasilia > Rio de Janerio.  Registration will open in early May.

2024 Sponsorships

Download the prospectus for Arkansas and Brazil opportunities.

Just Released: Free New Tools for Planning Low-Carbon Buildings

  • 1.  Just Released: Free New Tools for Planning Low-Carbon Buildings

    Posted 01-29-2023 07:35 PM

    This free on-demand course just released by AIA California as part of its mission to help design professionals reduce our collective carbon footprint.

    Free New Tools for Planning Low-Carbon Buildings

    New tools allow for actionable carbon reduction strategies and goals to be set at the beginning of a project when data is scarce but the potential for carbon emissions reduction is high. This session reviews how architects can use these tools during pre-design to chart a course to decarbonization, present the most impactful low-carbon design strategies to clients, and carry these strategies through the project life cycle. Presenters demonstrate the open access Early Phase Integrated Carbon (EPIC) assessment to model buildings and discuss the results. The session also reviews methods and assumptions for early-phase carbon modeling to understand the model results in greater detail while illustrating the finer points of planning low-carbon buildings.

    This on-demand course is hosted by aecKnowledge, AIA California's on-demand continuing education partner.
    (Disclaimer: owned and operated by Michael Strogoff, FAIA)

    Michael Strogoff, FAIA
    Strategic Advisor
    Chair Emeritus, PMKC Advisory Group
    Strogoff Consulting
    Mill Valley, CA 94941
    24.06.07 AIA24 - COD content