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Wisdom from the Field - 2011 Latrobe Prize

The 2011 Latrobe Prize, awarded to a group of architectural researchers for their study titled, “Public Interest Practices in Architecture” has completed their research and published the findings


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SEED: Social/Economic/Environmental Design

Public Interest Design is a quickly growing sector of the practice of Architecture. SEED provides Public Interest Design with a professional standard of ethical practice through a clear mission and step-by-step process

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Focus Search - The SEED Network established a professional community specifically with a public interest mission and a common set of principles to guide ethical community engagement



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PMKC Digest: 2017 Issues

April 2017: Greening Your Practice: Sustainable business practices and easy ways to incorporate sustainability into your projects ( Read online ) July 2017: Pro-bono work/public interest architecture: Socially conscious design and how architects can give back to the community ( Read online ) September 2017: Tips for training employees: Perspectives on the methods and benefits of employee training ( Read online ) The next issue of the Practice Management Digest will investigate “Presentation strategies: Improving skills related to public presentations and client interviews.”

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Focus Search - Q2 (July) 2017 Digest: Pro bono work and public interest architecture





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Energy Efficient Homes: Tight and Healthy

This September 10, 2012 presentation is a part of the ongoing Housing Knowledge Community research webinar series. View the complete series archive . The new energy codes and guidelines are requiring very tight houses with little or no air infiltration. There has been much debate about the...

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Focus Search - /erv.pdf http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/departments/energy-smart-details/airtight-drywall.aspx http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/bldrs_lenders_raters/Bundled_Checklists_v68_2011-09-01_clean_fillable_508.pdf http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/bldrs_lenders_raters/Bundled_Checklists_v68_2011-09-01_clean_fillable_508.pdfEnergy Efficient Homes:  Tight and Healthy Sponsored by AIA Housing Knowledge Community www.aia.org/housing Future, Free AIA Webinars September 14 5D BIM: Design Costs Analysis September 17 GE Crotonville: Reimagining Global Leadership Education October 25 Brand Building in the Era of the Empowered Client Register at No Cost http://network.aia.org/events/webinars Next Month’s HKC Webinar Public Interest Design is a quickly growing sector of the practice of  Architecture. The SEED Evaluator provides Public Interest Design with a  professional standard of ethical practice through a clear mission and step‐by‐ step process. Bryan Bell, the Design Corps founder, will present on his current project  “Public Interest Design,” funded through the 2011 AIA Latrobe Prize


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Designing for Low Vision

Low vision affects health and safety in an increasing percentage of the population as it ages. Since 2011, a Rothschild Foundation Task Force has been working with the National Institute for Building Sciences to develop a set of low vision standards for the design and operational procedures for...

DFA Breakfast 2017 - NIBS Low Vision Committee.pptx