AIA Convention 2015

Build Your International Practice at 2014 AIA Convention

International Practice Committee

Build Your International Practice at 2015 Convention

2015 AIA National Convention

WE203 Architecture Abroad: An International Practice Workshop

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM | 7.5 LUs | Georgia World Congress Center Room B309 | Fee: $375

If you practice globally - or plan to expand your services abroad - you need a working knowledge of international practice. Success hinges on anticipating the challenges, risks, opportunities, and rewards that different countries present. That's where this full-day workshop comes in.

In Architecture Abroad, expert practitioners and senior government trade officials will offer their insights to help you:

  • Seek quality work in global markets and obtain region-specific information, including comparative economic trends and analyses.
  • Prepare for potential changes once work is secured.
  • Anticipate the impact of political systems, regulations, codes, delivery methods, and cultural/environmental factors.
  • Use practice aids and tools to craft project execution strategies.

Each of the AIA's International Region zones (Europe/Africa/Middle East, Asia Pacific, and the Americas) will be covered by experts who live and work in the zone, including the official speakers listed below and additional contributors totaling more than a dozen expert speakers throughout the day.

Whether you already have an established international practice or are looking to break into global markets, this workshop will help ensure your success knows no borders.

George H. Miller, FAIA
Managing Partner, PEI COBB FREED & PARTNERS Architects LLP, New York, New York

Sergio Saenz, International Assoc . AIA
Associate Principal, HKS, Inc., Coral Gables , Florida

James M. Wright, AIA
Senior Principal, Page, Washington, District of Columbia

Gregory A. Yager
Senior Vice President - Planning and Urban Design / Value Proposition Leader Masterplanning and Sustainable Urban Development, RTKL / Arcadis, Shanghai, China, Peoples Rep

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EV218 International Committee Reception

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM | Atlanta Marriott Marquis; Skyline North; 265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE | Fee: $0

If you're an international guest or overseas member, if you practice internationally, or if you're interested in issues surrounding international practice, please join the 2015 AIA International Practice Committee for a vibrant reception with AIA officers, peers and colleagues from around the world. Hosted by George Miller, FAIA, Chair, 2015 AIA International Practice Committee.

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EV306 International Presidents' Forum

Friday, May 15, 2015 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Georgia World Congress Center Room B211 | Fee: $0

Don't miss the International Presidents' Forum, a robust and well-informed discussion among AIA leadership and presidents of foreign and international organizations representing architects around world. We'll focus on pre-selected global issues, facing the profession and society.

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EV310 International Presidents' Luncheon

Friday, May 15, 2015 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Georgia World Congress Center Room B212 | Fee: $55

Following the International Presidents' Forum (IPF), join us for lunch with the presidents and delegates of international allied and U.S. collateral organizations. Hosted by 2016 AIA President-elect Russ Davidson, FAIA, this networking event is open to non-delegate IPF attendees with advance ticket purchase.

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