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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.

LA COTE's 7th Annual Symposium on Climate Change

  • 1.  LA COTE's 7th Annual Symposium on Climate Change

    Posted 03-26-2024 04:21 PM

    AIA LA's
    "7th Annual Symposium on Climate Change"
    is all about Embodied Carbon.

    Friday April 19, 2024, 8am-4pm

    6 AIA LU (HSW) + 5 California ZNCD credits.

    Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood

    For Tickets:

    A great lineup of speakers and panels.

    Program Topics

    "Spotlighting Upfront Emissions"

    "Circular Ecology/Reuse"

    "Embodied Carbon & Smart Material Selection"

    "Financial Feasibility of Low-EC Construction"

    "Case Study-Real World Design Process"

    "Changes Codes and Laws to Address Emodied Carbon"

    "How to Take Action Now"

    Bill Caplan, Associate. AIA
    Author of "Thwart Climate Change Now: Reducing Embodied Carbon Brick by Brick"
    Environmental Law Institute ELI Press, November 2021
    24.06.07 AIA24 - COD content